South Dakota does not have a formal approval process in place for training programs and services offered through organizations.  If a South Dakota provider chooses to participate in any outside training opportunity whether it be in-person, live on-line or online on-demand, course content information for the training obtained would need to be pre-approved by the program’s licensing specialist to ensure it will fall under one of the licensing training topic areas to count as training hours for licensing.



South Dakota Department of Social Services
Division of Child Care
910 E. Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4766 or 1 (800) 227-3020