Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners

It is time to renew your license for 2018

Your current license is valid through Dec. 31, 2017.  You must renew your license before this date to avoid the $50 late fees or the inactivation of your license.  You can renew multiple licenses, if you have them, using this one form.

Forty (40) hours of continuing education are required for this renewal.  At least four (4) of the required hours must be on the subject of ethics as it relates to counseling, documented by a specific certificate/proof of attendance.  The subject of ethics must be documented in a published program, title or breakout description.  Proof of your ethics continuing education is required to be submitted with your renewal application.  Copies of your certificates of completion for the ethics course(s) are acceptable.

Proof of the remaining continuing education hours on your renewal application do not need to be provided with your renewal application, but do need to be retained by you for a period of at least five years for audit purposes under ARSD 20:68:07:18.

If you have any questions about the continuing education requirements or the deadline to renew, please contact our office at 605.224.1721 or

The board protects the South Dakota consumers of counseling and marriage and family therapy services by mandatory licensing of qualified applicants.

Board Members

Lynell Rice Brinkworth, LMFT, Rapid City, President
Tacey Braithwaite, Sioux Falls, Vice President
Sherwood Schrenk, LPC-MH, Aberdeen
Darrel Kessler, Aberdeen
Cheryl Hartman, Sioux Falls
Sherry Bartels, LPC-MH, Sioux Falls
Tiffany Butler, LPC, Lennox
Jill Schoen, LPC-MH, Mansfield
Roswitha Konz, LPC, Mitchell

Upcoming Meetings

  • March 16, 2018
  • May 18, 2018
  • July 20, 2018
  • Sept. 21, 2018
  • Nov. 2, 2018

Additional Information

Contact Us

Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
PO Box 340
1351 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.224.1721
Fax: 888.425.3032