Steve Barnett


Postsecondary Education

South Dakota Codified Law Chapter 13-48, Authorization to Provide Postsecondary Education, addresses the authorization process for postsecondary education services in South Dakota. In order to be authorized pursuant to 13-48, the institution must have a PHYSICAL LOCATION within the state of South Dakota.

***Effective July 1, 2018, SDCL 13-48 was amended by the SD Legislature to include a requirement of annual renewal for all institutions continuing to provide Postsecondary Education at physical locations within the State of South Dakota. Additional information can be found by reviewing the statute: SDCL 13-48

Application/Renewal Forms

Authorized Institutions

This webpage is for informative purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for legal advice.