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South Dakota Electrical Commission
License Applications and Other Forms
Applications and other forms listed below are in Adobe PDF format unless otherwise noted.
2020 License Renewal Form
The Commission does not intend to mail renewal forms to licensees this year. Licensees will be required to access the website to access the renewal form. There are two versions available, one that is fillable electronically and one that is nonfillable. In either case, you will still need mail, fax or email completed forms to the Commission office. Licensees will have the option to pay with a credit/debit card, check or money order. Note: Do not send cash through the mail.
Renewal Form — Fillable. You must download to your computer and open with a PDF program before filling it out electronically. If you open in a browser and fill out, changes will not save. Mail, fax or email the completed form.
Renewal Form — Non-Fillable. Print first then fill out. Mail, fax or email the completed form.
Renewal applications utilizing money order or checks are required to be remitted with the application and mailed to:
South Dakota Electrical Commission
308 S. Pierre St.
Pierre SD 57501
Renewal applications utilizing credit card information may be mailed to address above, emailed or faxed to 605.773.6213.
At this time the South Dakota Electrical Commission plans to move forward with renewal 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 allowing all continuing education hours to be gained online for the 2020 renewal. 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.
Licensees are required to remit their renewal form by June 30, 2020. Applications received/postmarked later than June 30, 2020 may be administered a $50 reinstatement fee per 20:44:16:18. Please also note licensees are not permitted to conduct electrical installations with an expired license. Therefore please complete the renewal process by June 30, 2020.
For questions on license renewal, please email Roxie Mobley.
Examinations are currently on the 2017 NEC
The Commission is not able to update the exam to the 2020 NEC at this time due to COVID 19. At this time the estimated date to start examining on the 2020 NEC is Jan. 1, 2021.
Other Forms for Licensees
At this time applicants are unable to submit applications online. Applications must be printed using the link below and submitted by mail. Please contact us for electronic payment procedures to expedite your application processing.
Electrical Inspector, Electrical Contractor, Journeyman and Class B Electrician Application which can be printed, then completed and mailed in.
Apprentice Electrician Application
Maintenance Electrician Application
Electrical Contractor and Class B Electricians' Bond Application
Verification Form - This form is to be used only to verify your work experience hours. This is not to be used in conjunction with applying for licensure.
Verification Form (Adobe PDF format)
Verification Form (Microsoft Word format)
Online Continuing Education Form
Online or Correspondence Continuing Education Application
Continuing Education Provider Form
If you are interested in presenting a continuing education course, use the Instructor and Course Application.
Homeowner Wiring Permit
Homeowner Wiring Permit Application (Please see our Homeowner Wiring page for more information.)
Machinery Designation Application