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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Licensing Applications

Application forms may be printed directly from the links below, by writing The South Dakota Board of Optometry, PO Box 6, Langford, SD  57454, or by calling 605-493-6504. The South Dakota Law and Ethics exam will be scheduled to be proctored by a board member in South Dakota after receipt of the application. Information needed for this exam can be accessed directly from this website under the statutes and rules links.

Endorsement License

SDCL 36-7-13 states that a candidate from another state will be issued a license if the candidate has equal educational requirements and if the other state grants equal reciprocal privileges. The candidate must have practiced in the other state for five consecutive years.