School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD)

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Continuing Education

SD School Business Official Certification

The South Dakota Department of Education offers school business official certification if you meet the requirements as outlined in the following Administrative Rule:

24:15:06:38. Business official endorsement. A business official endorsement requires:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; and
  2. The completion of one of the following:
    (a) Two years of experience as a school business official in a local education agency; or
    (b) A minimum of two semester hours of undergraduate or graduate level coursework in each of the areas of accounting, school finance, school law, and school business administration;
  3. A stand alone school service specialist lifetime certificate is non-renewable.

If you meet the requirements, complete the initial certification application available on the DOE website at

Follow the online application instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Accreditation & Teacher Quality at (605) 773-3134.