South Dakota Licensure & Registration Info

The South Dakota Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. South Dakota is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make South Dakota their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

*Certification Program Verification Letter required for applicants who were not educated in English
**Certification Evaluation Service Professional Report may be required by the Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

*Certification Evaluation Service Professional Report required by the Board of Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

*May be required by the Board of Nursing

Menu
CGFNS International will be closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume on January 21.
close
open