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Our mission is to provide maximum protection of the health, safety, property and welfare of the people of Kansas by assuring that the practice of the architecture, engineering, geology, landscape architecture and land surveying in the state is carried out only by those person who are proven to be qualified as prescribed by the statutes and rules and regulations of the Board of Technical Professions. 

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Full Board Meeting
07/19/2019 at 10:00 a.m. C.S.T.
900 SW Jackson St, STE 507
Topeka, KS 66612
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Geology Continuing Education Opportunities Available

AGI/AIPG webinars are available on-demand! Please click here for a full course listing. Please contact Leila Gonazales at AGI with any questions.


President's Medalist - Vince Mancini

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Vince Mancini, previous KSBTP Board Member, received the prestigious President's Medal for Distinguished Service at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards' (NCARB) 2019 Annual Business Meeting. The meeting was held June 20-22, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Mancini was commended for his commitment and many years of service to not only NCARB, but also the Kansas Board.  Mr. Mancini was first appointed to KSBTP in 2006, going on to serve three terms in numerous leadership positions.  Sincere "Thanks" to Mr. Mancini from the KSBTP! Congratulations!  

Post-Renewal Audits for Professional Engineers (M-Z)

If you are selected for the certified random audit of continuing education hours you will receive notification from the KSBTP office via mail by 07/10/2019. You must return the audit report form with substantiating documentation of your 30 PDHs within 30 days. Please contact Jessica at (785) 296-3052 if you require assistance after receiving a post-renewal audit notification. 

Post-Renewal Audits for Professional Surveyors (M-Z)

If you are selected for the certified random audit of continuing education hours you will receive notification from the KSBTP office via mail by 06/07/2019. You must return the audit report form with substantiating documentation of your 30 PDHs within 30 days. Please contact Jessica at (785) 296-3052 if you require assistance after receiving a post-renewal audit notification. 

April 2019 PE Exam Letters Released

All letters from the April 2019 administration have been released. Letters were mailed from the KSBTP office to the preferred mailing address on file 05/31/2019.  Approval letters contain the necessary information needed to obtain and submit the required seal.

Architect & P.G. Renewal Periods Open 05/01/2019 - 06/30/2019

Architects and professional geologists with last names beginning with letters M-Z may  renew their license via paper renewal form or our online renewal portal beginning May 1, 2019. Official renewal notices will be mailed the second week of May to the licensee's preferred mailing address on file and contain the necessary renewal code and registration ID new users must have to create a login to renew online. 

KSBTP Welcomes New Executive Director Larry Karns

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Larry Karns became the new Executive Director of the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions on March 4, 2019. Larry served for the past seven years as the Director of the Kansas Department of Labor, Division of Workers Compensation. Prior to his position with KDOL he practiced law for 36 years with the Topeka firm of Glenn, Cornish, Hanson & Karns. Larry is a 1972 honors graduate of the University of Kansas School of Business and a 1975 honors graduate from the Washburn University School of Law. In addition to the practice of law, he served for several years as a hearing officer for state agencies and as a judge pro tem for the Topeka Municipal Court. During his legal career, Larry also served on the Board of Directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including banks, insurers, agricultural lenders, the Topeka Bar Association, the American Cancer Society and most recently the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. He and his wife Terry live in Topeka. They enjoy traveling and visiting their children and six grandchildren. 

New Application for Model Law Engineers (MLE) 

At its meeting on February 15, 2019 the Board approved a new application for Professional Engineer Licensure by Reciprocity for Model Law Engineers. This streamlined application removes the requirement to additionally submit an experience record, transcripts, exam and licensure verifications, and professional references as long as an official NCEES record is submitted to the KSBTP that shows the MLE designation. We are excited to offer this new expedited process for one of the most commonly received application types in our office. 

Post-Renewal Audits for Landscape Architects (A-L)

If you are selected for the certified random audit of continuing education hours you will receive notification from the KSBTP office via mail by 03/15/2019. You must return the audit report form with substantiating documentation of your 30 PDHs within 30 days. Please contact Jessica at (785) 296-3052 if you require assistance after receiving a post-renewal audit notification.  

Updated Continuing Education Guidelines

Please view updated guidance on continuing education including hours needed, rounding, carry over, exemptions, and typical qualifying and non-qualifying information on our Continuing Education Guidance page. It's a fantastic resource! The FAQs page for renewals is still available as well. 

                                                                       
2019 Renewal Dates by Profession:
  

License Type: Renewal Opens: License Expires: Grace Period: License Cancelled On:
Landscape Archs (A-L) November 1, 2018 December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 March 2, 2019
Surveyors (M-Z) January 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 April 1, 2019 May 31, 2019
Engineers (M-Z) March 1, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 1, 2019 June 30, 2019
Geologists (M-Z) May 1, 2019 June 30, 2019 July 1, 2019 August 31, 2019
Architects (M-Z) May 1, 2019 June 30, 2019 July 1, 2019 August 31, 2019
Landscape Archs (M-Z) November 1, 2019 December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 March 2, 2020