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South Dakota Electrical Commission
The South Dakota Electrical Commission works to keep the citizens of our state and their property safe from the hazards associated with using electricity. The Commission administers the state laws and regulations concerning electrical wiring, inspects wiring installations, investigates complaints related to electrical wiring and licenses all electricians within the state.
The Commission, a unit of state government, should not be confused with the South Dakota Electrical Council, which is a non-profit organization supporting the electrical industry in South Dakota.
Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules
The Commission wil hold a public hearing telephonically to consider the adoption and amendment of proposed rules on Tuesday, April 21, beginning at 10 a.m. CDT. View notice and proposed rules
Current Status of Commission
At this time the Commission is prepared to continue inspections for those requesting an inspection. Our scope is very limited, yet we feel it is important to keep projects moving for those who are requesting to do the same. Please note the installer ultimately decides when to call to request an inspection, but an installation is required to have the required inspections in order to receive a green sticker. If you have any concerns with COVID-19 or the safety of your installers, you may delay the inspection. Please also note the Inspectors have been educated on COVID-19 and precautions to reduce the risk of spreading it. Please also contact your inspectors to get them into residences before they are occupied or installations that are not occupied at this time.
At this time the South Dakota Electrical Commission plans to move forward with renewal and the continuing education requirement the same as any other renewal cycle. Licensees are required to attain 16 hours of continuing education (a minimum of 8 code hours) due by the time you send in your renewal or by June 30 whichever is sooner. Please note the Commission is proposing the ability to allow all hours to be gained online for the 2020 renewal. If the proposed rules pass, the earliest effective date will be May 25. Licensees are required to remit the certificate of completion to the Commission office once an online class has been completed. Please also note some local providers are preparing webinars, so check local before you go national.
Renewal forms will be available on the website May 1. The Commission does not intend to mail renewal forms to licensees this year. Licensees will be required to access the website to print the renewal forms and remit them to the Commission office via fax, email or mail. Licensees will have the option to pay with a credit/debit card, check or money order. The renewal form will be required to accompany the check or money order via mail. Note: Do not send cash through the mail.
South Dakota Electrical Commission
Department of Labor & Regulation
308 S. Pierre Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Executive Director: John J. Linn Jr. [JJ]
Secretary: Roxie Mobley (Direct all questions to Roxie Mobley)