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South Dakota Board of Technical Professions

Professional Engineers

Accredited Education Programs

Visit Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or Canada Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) for accredited education programs.

Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants should refer to the Blue Book South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 36-18A-25 and 36-18A-26 and Administrative Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) 20:38:30:02 for specific information regarding education requirements and 36-18A-26 and ARSD 20:38:31:01 and 20:38:31:03 for specific information regarding experience requirements for licensure as a Professional Engineer.

Exam Reference Form

Before taking the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam, you will need to have references complete and submit an Exam Reference Form (Adobe PDF).

Exam Locations and Schedule

Visit NCEES for the engineering examination schedule and administration information.

Continuing Education Providers

Visit the following websites for information on providers of continuing education for professional engineers. Please note these links are provided as a service to licensees. It is not an endorsement from the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions. The Board does NOT pre-approve courses for those organizations offering continuing education/Professional Development Hours (PDH). Licensees should take only those courses that meet Board requirements and are pertinent to the engineering profession and their respective engineering discipline.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES)

Civil engineers may also want to visit the following website for information on continuing education for civil engineers.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

NCEES Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Registry

NCEES provides a place for engineers and surveyors to track continuing education with supporting documentation. This is strictly a place to track information and does not approve courses or providers. It is a free service to everyone who has an NCEES account. Content may be tracked by technical, business practice, ethics, and laws and regulations categories. This will provide up-to-date tracking for each jurisdiction where an engineer/surveyor holds a license.