Educator Certification

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Certificate Applications
Educator Certification Requirements
Alternative Certification Resources
Educator Permit Resources
Reciprocity
Forms
South Dakota University Education Programs
State-Designated Tests
Other Resources

The South Dakota Department of Education, Office of Educator Certification is responsible for issuing K-12 certificates for Teachers, Administrators, Education Specialists and Educator Permits.

New Educator Certification Rules became effective July 1, 2017. This website will continue to be updated with resources about the rules.



CERTIFICATE APPLICATIONS
Apply for an Educator Certificate
Renew an Educator Certificate
Add an Endorsement to an Educator Certificate
Update an Educator Certificate
EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Educator Certification Rules
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training
South Dakota Indian Studies Course
Endorsement Requirements
Renewal Requirements
School Counselor Certification
South Dakota Educator Certification Rules Summary
ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION RESOURCES
Alternative Preliminary Certification
General Education Alternative Certification
Teach for American (TFA) Alternative Certification
CTE Alternative Certification
Special Education Alternative Certification
Administrator Alternative Certification
EDUCATOR PERMIT RESOURCES
American Sign Language Instructor
Athletic Coaching
Braille Education
CEO Educator
CTE Instructor Permit
Drivers Education Instructor
Eminent Scholar Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture Permit
Expert Lecturer
International Teacher
Junior ROTC
Native American Language Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture Permit
Advanced Paraprofessional Permit
Standard Paraprofessional Permit
Performing Artist Permit
School Business Official
RECIPROCITY RESOURCES
Reciprocity Based on Completion of an Approved Education Program
Reciprocity Based on Completion of an Alternative Certification Program
FORMS
RENEWAL FORMS
RENEWAL FORMS # Completed By Word PDF
Continuing Education Certificate RF1 Applicant
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Specialized Learning Experience Documentation RF2 Applicant/Sponsor
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District Recognized Suicide Awareness and Prevention Certificate of Completion RF3 District
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Hardship Modification Request ECER1 Applicant
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Active Military Duty Extension ECER2 Applicant
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REQUEST TO UPDATE APPLICATION/CERTIFICATE
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Withdrawal of Application RU1 Applicant
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Name/Address Change RU2 Applicant
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Certificate Correction Request RU3 Applicant
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Request to Add Preparations, Majors, or Endorsements RU4 Applicant
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Request to Convert Certificate RU5 Applicant
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OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANT FORMS
OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANT FORMS # Completed By Word PDF
Out-of-State University Sign-Off OSF1 University
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Out-of-State Educator Certification Verification OSF2 State
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Educator Experience Verification OSF4 Employer
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Out-of-State Provisional Extension OSF3 Applicant
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ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION FORMS
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General Education, CTE and TFA Alternative Certification
Alternative Certification District Intent To Employ AC1 District
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Alternative Certification District Renewal Recommendation AC2 District
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Alternative Certification District Sign-Off AC8 District
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Special Education Alternative Certification
Alternative Certification District Intent To Employ AC3 District
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Alternative Certification District Renewal Recommendation AC4 District
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Alternative Certification District Sign-Off AC8 District
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Administrator Alternative Certification
Alternative Certification District Intent To Employ AC3 District
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Alternative Certification District Renewal Recommendation AC4 District
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Alternative Certification District Sign-Off AC8 District
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Administrator Professional Development Plan AC7 Applicant
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EDUCATOR PERMIT FORMS
EDUCATOR PERMIT FORMS # Completed By Word PDF
School Business Official/CEO
School Business Official/CEO Experience Verification EPV5 Applicant/Employer
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Expert Lecturer
Educator Permit District Intent to Employ Expert Lecture EPV6 District
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Performing Artist
Educator Permit District Intent to Employ Performing Artist EPV8 District
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International Exchange Teacher
Educator Permit District Intent to Employ International Exchange Teacher EPV7 District
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Native American Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture
Native American Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture Proficiency Verification EPV3 Applicant/Approved Provider
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Native American Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture Recommendation for Certification SOF2 Applicant/Approved Provider
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Eminent Scholar Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture
Eminent Scholar Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture Proficiency EPV4 Applicant/Approved Provider
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Eminent Scholar Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language and Culture Recommendation for Certification SOF3 Applicant/Approved Provider
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CTE Instructor Permit
CTE Experience Verification EPV2 Applicant/Employer
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Educator Permit CTE Instructor Renewal Recommendation EPV10 Employer
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EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCY VERIFICATION
EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCY VERIFICATION # Completed By Word PDF
Educator Experience Verification EPV1 Applicant/Employer
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CTE Experience Verification EPV2 Applicant/Employer
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School Business Official/CEO Experience Verification EPV5 Applicant/Employer
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Out-of-State Reciprocity Educator Experience Verification OSF4 Applicant/Employer
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Out-of-State Educator Certification Verification OSF2 State
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SOUTH DAKOTA UNIVERISTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
University Education Programs
Approved South Dakota Programs
Teacher Preparation Program Rules
STATE-DESIGNATED TESTS
South Dakota State-Designated Tests
ETS
NOCTI Tests
OTHER RESOURCES
Teacher 411 Educator Lookup
South Dakota Educator Certification Rules Summary Document
Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Tuition Reduction
CTE Methods Course
Reduced Tuitions Program for Teachers


Contact

Questions can be directed to: certification@state.sd.us.