Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

The Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health provides Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) training as required by (SDCL 27A-1-7) to eligible professionals. Qualifications for QMHP can be found here.

The web based training provides eligible professionals education regarding the statutory requirements pertaining to the emergency committal process and must be completed every four years. 

This training is not required for professionals to provide services which are within the scope of a licensed discipline. However, QMHP training is required to conduct the examination specified in SDCL 27A-10-6.

Training Requirements

The following information must be received by Division of Behavioral Health after registering for the online training. Once received, participants will be notified by email to begin the training.  

A photocopy of your respective professional license
$15.00 fee by check made out to SD Division of Behavioral Health

A photocopy of your professional license can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Division of Behavioral Health.

Training Enrollment

To enroll and complete the training please click here.

Checks should be made out to the SD Division of Behavioral Health and can be mailed to the address below.

Contact Information:
SD Division of Behavioral Health
Attn: QMHP
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501
Fax: 605.773.7076

Training Materials

Online Training PowerPoint

If you have questions regarding QMHP training, please contact the Division of Behavioral Health at 605.773.3123.