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Continuing Education

To align continuing education requirements with the new biennial renewal cycle, no continuing education will be required until 2022. During the 2022 renewal period, licensees will be required to report 40* hours of continuing education through the online renewal system. The 40 hours of continuing education may be acquired between January 1, 2020 - November 30, 2022. Four hours must be on the subject of Ethics as it relates to counseling. An updated list of approved continuing education programs can be found below.

*The number of continuing education hours is prorated based on the initial date of your licensure. If you were licensed before May 30, 2021, you will be required to report 40 hours of continuing education during the Fall 2022 renewal period. If you were licensed after May 30, 2021, please refer to the breakdown below regarding the number of continuing education hours required to renew your license in Fall 2022:

Issue date prior to May 31, 2021 40 hours of continuing education required
June 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021 30 hours of continuing education required
December 1, 2021 - May 30, 2022 20 hours of continuing education required
June 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022 10 hours of continuing education required

ARSD20:68:07:24. Approved continuing education programs. The board will accept qualified continuing education programs accredited, approved, or presented by the following organizations or the organization's state affiliate:

  1. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists;
  2. American Association of Social Workers;
  3. American Medical Association;
  4. American Psychological Association;
  5. Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification;
  6. Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations;
  7. National Board for Certified Counselors;
  8. South Dakota Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals;
  9. South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals;
  10. South Dakota Board of Examiners for Psychologists;
  11. South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners;
  12. South Dakota Corrections Association;
  13. South Dakota Counseling Association;
  14. South Dakota Department of Human Services;
  15. South Dakota Department of Social Services; and
  16. The state licensing board for counselors of another state.

For continuing education credits not provided by one of the sponsors listed above please submit a request for approval of continuing education training. The requests can be used by individuals or sponsors.

If you have questions about the 2023 - 2024 renewal requirements for your license or the number of CEUs required, please contact the Board at sdbce@midwestsolutionssd.com; or 605.224.1721.