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Certification: Educator Overview

Office of Educator Certification hours of operation (Monday through Friday):

  • Certification staff processes applications daily from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Central
  • Certification staff responds to emails and phone calls daily from 8 – 10 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. Central
Processing time is currently 4-6 weeks. Login to check status of your application.

2020 renewal applications CANNOT be started until AFTER January 1, 2020.



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How to Submit Official Transcripts

    Applicant may:
    • Mail official/original transcripts (transcripts may be removed from the sealed envelope)
    Transcripts may NOT be submitted as a pdf or attached to an email

    University may:


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