Board Information

Chapter 36-26 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Examination and licensing of social workers. Revoke, suspend, deny licenses and investigate complaints.
Department of Social Services
Seven members all appointed by the Governor: 1. Two lay members; 2. Four certified social workers, licensed to engage in private independent practice; One 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 successive full terms.

Frequency of Meetings:
Board meets approximately every two months. Meetings are held via teleconference, with one in-person meeting each year.

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

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

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.