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.
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.