South Dakota State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists
State Department Hyperlink http://doh.sd.gov/boards/audiology/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Supervised clinical practicum from a regionally accredited institution.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of a national examination as recognized by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or American Academy of Audiology (AAA); Educational Testing Service (ETS) of successful completion of the Praxis examination in Audiology passing score: 170

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate 24:15:06:22. K-12 Deaf or hearing impaired endorsement
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A K-12 deaf or hearing impaired endorsement requires 18 semester hours of coursework, including a three semester hour practicum, specific to the deaf or hearing impaired program that addresses: (1) Knowledge of the human auditory system, including the anatomy, acoustics, and physics of sound; (2) Knowledge of hearing loss and deafness and the effects of hearing loss and deafness on students' lives, development, and learning processes; (3) Understanding of the foundations of education for students who are deaf and hearing impaired and the function and dysfunction of the sensory-motor and auditory system; (4) Understanding of knowledge of speech, linguistics, and audiology and their relevance to education of students who are deaf or hearing impaired and the psychological dynamics of individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired in a hearing society; (5) Knowledge of language and communication needs of students and instructional techniques in a child's language and communications mode; and (6) Six semester hours of American Sign Language and deaf culture. http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=24:15:06:22
Additional requirements specific to Part C? 24:15:06:23. Birth through preschool special education endorsement. A birth through preschool special education endorsement requires 18 semester hours of coursework, including a three semester hour practicum specific to birth through preschool special education. This endorsement requires both coursework completion and a passing score on the designated state test.
Additional requirements specific for schools? 24:15:06:23. Birth through preschool special education endorsement. A birth through preschool special education endorsement requires 18 semester hours of coursework, including a three semester hour practicum specific to birth through preschool special education. This endorsement requires both coursework completion and a passing score on the designated state test.

Early Childhood Educator 201 Birth-Preschool

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate 201 Birth-Preschool Education 24:53:07:01
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - PreK
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of 18 semester hours of coursework to include: (a) Child growth and development; (b) Curriculum, methodology, and materials related to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; (c) Family systems; (d) Introduction to children with disabilities;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? One hundred thirty-five clock hours of experience, practicum, or student teaching with birth through preschool age children. http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=24:15:06:02
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Test: Birth - Age 8 Early Childhood 24:53:07:02 or 24:53:07:03 pass:166

Early Childhood Educator 251 Birth-Preschool

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate 251 Birth-Preschool Education Endorsement 24:15:06:02
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Endorsement
Age Range Birth - PreK
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of 18 semester hours of coursework to include: (a) Child growth and development; (b) Curriculum, methodology, and materials related to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; (c) Family systems; (d) Introduction to children with disabilities;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? One hundred thirty-five clock hours of experience, practicum, or student teaching with birth through preschool age children. http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=24:15:06:02
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Test: Birth - Age 8 Early Childhood 24:53:07:02 or 24:53:07:03 pass:166

Early Childhood Educator 219 Birth – Age 8

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate 219 Birth - Age 8 Early Childhood 24:53:07:02 or 24:53:07:03
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 8 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of 18 semester hours of coursework to include: (a) Child growth and development; (b) Curriculum, methodology, and materials related to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; (c) Family systems; (d) Introduction to children with disabilities;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? One hundred thirty-five clock hours of experience, practicum, or student teaching with birth through preschool age children. http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=24:15:06:02
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Test: Birth - Age 8 Early Childhood 24:53:07:02 or 24:53:07:03 pass:166

Early Childhood Special Educator 221 Birth-Age 8

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate 221 Birth-Age 8 Special Education 24:53:07:03
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 8 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of a three semester-hour special education practicum under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and university supervisor at each level of endorsement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Special Education; Preschool/Early Childhood (Computer?Based) (5691 or 0691); pass: 159 2. Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (5621 or 0621); pass: 157

Early Childhood Special Educator 267 Birth

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate 267 Birth - Preschool Special Education Endorsement 24:15:06:23
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Endorsement
Age Range Birth - PreK
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of a three semester-hour special education practicum under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and university supervisor at each level of endorsement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Special Education; Preschool/Early Childhood (Computer?Based) (5691 or 0691); pass: 159 2. Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (5621 or 0621); pass: 157

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department South Dakota Department of Social Services, Behavioral Health Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dss.sd.gov/behavioralhealthservices/licensingboards/board_examiners.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Marriage and family studies (3 course, 9 semester credit minimum): Introductory systems theory, family development, family systems (marital, sibling, individual subsystems), special family issues, gender and cultural issues, all with major focus from a systems theory orientation; 2. Marriage and family therapy (3 course, 9 semester credit minimum): Advanced systems theory and interventions, major systemic marriage and family treatment approaches, (structural, strategic, neoanalytic (object relations), behavioral marriage and family therapy, communications, sex therapy, etc.); 3. Human development (3 course, 9 semester credit minimum): At least one course in psychopathology-abnormal behavior is required and at least one course in assessment is required. The third course may be selected from human development (normal and abnormal), personality theory, or human sexuality; 4. Professional studies (1 course, 3 semester credit minimum): Professional ethics as a therapist including legal and ethical responsibilities and liabilities, family law, etc; 5. Research (1 course, 3 semester credit minimum): Research course in marriage and family studies and therapy including research design, methodology, statistics.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum (supervised clinical practice), one year minimum during graduate work: Fifteen hours per week, approximately 8 to 10 hours in direct clinical contact with individuals, couples, and families. Minimum of three hundred client contact hours required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination in Marital & Family Therapy provided by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB)

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse (RN)
State Department South Dakota Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Pass National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy
State Department South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.sdbmoe.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Applicant shall submit to the board evidence of having successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience arranged by the recognized educational institution where he met the academic requirements or by the nationally recognized professional association: For an occupational therapist, a minimum of six months of supervised fieldwork experience is required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? An applicant for licensure as an occupational therapist or as an occupational therapy assistant shall pass an examination approved by the board upon recommendation by the occupational therapy committee; National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.sdbmoe.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Licensing of applicant registered by American Registry of Physical Therapists or who has passed national examination. The Board of Examiners may in its discretion, without examination, issue a license to any applicant registered by the American Registry of Physical Therapists or one who has passed a national examination recognized by the board with a grade acceptable to it. The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he is of good moral character and evidence as required by the board of qualification.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist Examiners
State Department South Dakota Department of Social Services, Behavioral Health Sciences Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/psych.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Has had a supervised psychology internship amounting to not less than one thousand eight hundred hours in duration over a period of not more than two consecutive calendar years. The board shall specify, by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, the nature of an acceptable supervised psychology internship.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP); Oral interview and question and answer by board. Ethical and professional issues as they relate to the clinical practice of psychology, may also evaluate an applicant's knowledge base for the clinical practice of psychology.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Service Specialist: B-21 School Psychologist 24:53:09:03
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Certified Social Worker
State Department South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/social.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Board Social Work Licensure Exam

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathology License
State Department South Dakota Board of Speech Language Pathology
State Department Hyperlink http://doh.sd.gov/boards/speechpath/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Complete supervised clinical practicum experiences from an educational institution or its cooperating program.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Pass a written national examination in speech-language pathology
Additional requirements specific for schools? Speech-language pathologist certificate from the South Dakota Department of Education

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate 213 K-12 Blind/Visually Impaired Education 24:53:07:25
State Department South Dakota Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications pass: 145
Additional requirements specific to Part C? 24:15:06:23. Birth through preschool special education endorsement. A birth through preschool special education endorsement requires 18 semester hours of coursework, including a three semester hour practicum specific to birth through preschool special education. This endorsement requires both coursework completion and a passing score on the designated state test.
Additional requirements specific for schools? 24:15:06:23. Birth through preschool special education endorsement. A birth through preschool special education endorsement requires 18 semester hours of coursework, including a three semester hour practicum specific to birth through preschool special education. This endorsement requires both coursework completion and a passing score on the designated state test.