Licensure and Certification Disclosure

If you are a student or prospective student interested in an educational program that may lead to professional licensure or certificate, you should be aware of certain policies or information important for your success.

Dakota State University programs that lead to a professional licensure or certification are intended to prepare a student for potential licensure or certification in South Dakota. While the DSU programs meet the relevant academic requirements for the licensure or certification board/agency in South Dakota, they may or may not meet the educational requirements for a licensure or certification in another state. If you are planning to seek professional licensure or certification outside South Dakota, it is important for you to know the specific requirements of the state in which you intend to apply for licensure or certification. It is strongly recommended that you contact the applicable licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements specific to that state.

Licensed Professions by State

If you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure or certification, it is important that you contact the DSU personnel with direct oversight of the academic program you are interested in for licensure and certification requirements.

College of Business and Information Systems

Professional Accountancy: 605-256-5165 or Email

College of Education

Education programs: 605-256-5177 or Email 

Dakota State University is working to expand the number of states in which each program is authorized for licensure or certification requirements. Even if the course or program you are interested in is not currently available in your state, it may be in the future.  Please view the College of Education Program link  and College Of Business & Information Program to see whether the program of interest will meet licensure or certification requirements in the state you will be located while enrolled in DSU courses.

Again, it is strongly recommended that you contact the applicable licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning and academic program. Contact the Office of Online Education if you have further questions online@dsu.edu or 605-256-5239