South Dakota Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry by Interstate Endorsement Application

Instructions for Interstate Endorsement Application

Read the following instructions carefully before proceeding with the online application process.

Please note:

  • This application process is for individuals who have never been registered as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in South Dakota but are registered in another state pursuant to ARSD §44:74:02:23.
  • If this is the first time the individual has applied for Interstate Endorsement as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), the individual may work in South Dakota for up to 4 months while the application is being processed pursuant to ARSD §44:74:02:03.
  • Applications will expire after 4 months if all endorsement requirements are not met and the applicant will no longer be eligible to work in South Dakota as a CNA.
  • There is no processing fee for the South Dakota Registry.


The applicant should:

  1. Complete the online application (click the blue 'Apply Online' button below).
  2. Print the Verification of Registration form and send it to the state registry where the applicant was originally registered as a Certified Nurse Aide.
  3. Print the Employment Verification form and have it completed by a current/previous employer where you work/worked as a nurse aide.

Tracking the Status of a Pending Application

  • The applicant should check the application status here.
  • Please allow up to 5-7 business days for the application status to be updated on the verification website.
  • Once your endorsement has been processed and approved, no card will be mailed from the SD Board of Nursing. You can verify or print your registration card here;


Source: ARSD 44:74:02:02, 44:74:02:03, 44:74:02:04, & 44:74:02:23.