CNA License Reciprocity in South Dakota

To ensure a smooth transition as you consider working as a travel CNA in South Dakota or moving to South Dakota, understanding CNA reciprocity in the state is crucial. This process allows you to transfer your out-of-state CNA license to South Dakota seamlessly. In the following, we’ll explain the specific requirements and steps for an out-of-state CNA license transfer to South Dakota, enabling you to navigate the license reciprocity process with ease.

Transferring your license to South Dakota using reciprocity requires you to already have a CNA license in another state. If you’re looking to register your first CNA certification on the South Dakota Registry, read our page about how to get on the South Dakota CNA Registry.

CNA license reciprocity in South Dakota


Amount: $0
Details: Free of charge




Online application: Yes, link to online application here
Form: No

How to

Fill in the online application: Follow the instructions online

Note: Once processed and approved you need to access your registration card online ( and you will not be mailed a card. If this is the first time you apply for Interstate Endorsement as a CNA, you may work in South Dakota for up to 4 months while the application is being processed. Applications will expire after 4 months if requirements are not met and you will no longer be eligible to work as a CNA in South Dakota.

Employer input required?

Yes, employer verification form is to be completed by a current or previous employer, where you’ve worked or are currently working as a nurse aide. Link to employer verification form here.

Current state input required?


Methods of filing

Online application: Yes
Email: No
Fax: No
Mail: No

Support contact

Information last updated in

April 2024

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