Department of Labor and Regulation

Board of Technical Professions

Business Licenses

Business Certificate of Authorization

Any business entity which offers and provides these professional services on projects located in South Dakota must obtain a certificate of authorization from the Board. A business entity is defined in the Blue Book, Page 4 (covering South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 36-18A-1(8)). For pertinent laws concerning business entities and certificates of authorization, see the Blue Book, Pages 19 and 20 (covering SDCL 36-18A-48 through 36-18A-53). Any licensee who offers and provides these professional services on projects located in South Dakota must be included under a business certificate of authorization, unless said licensee is employed by an exempt entity. In order to obtain a certificate of authorization, the business entity must employ one or more professionals licensed in South Dakota in the same field of practice. The following forms are pertinent to obtaining and renewing a business certificate of authorization.

Business Application

Business Reinstatement Application

Renewals - Please see our License Renewal Web page for applications and
  forms needed for the renewal process.

Contact Us

2525 W. Main St., Suite 211
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 605.394.2510
Fax: 605.394.2509
email: sdbtp@state.sd.us

Mark Humphreys, Executive Director
email Mark

Kathryn Patterson, Senior Secretary
email Kathryn

Susan Neuf, Secretary
email Susan


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184