Authorization:
Chapter 36-26 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Examination and licensing of social workers. Revoke, suspend, deny licenses and investigate complaints.
Organization:
Department of Social Services
Composition:
Seven members all appointed by the Governor: 1. Two lay members; 2. Three certified social workers, licensed to engage in private independent practice; Two of whom shall be social worker professionals with a minimum of two years practice in the State of South Dakota.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. Terms that end June 30, 2012, are extended to October 30, 2012. No more than 3 consecutive full terms.

Contact Info:
Social Work Examiners | 810 N. Main St. Suite 298 | Spearfish, SD 57783 | 605.642.1600 | proflic@rushmore.com

Mission Statement:
To protect the health and safety of the consumer public by licensure of qualified persons, enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of social work, including the appropriate resolution of complaints.