October 2019


The Kansas State Board of Technical Professions routinely releases current news on the homepage of their website. Archived news releases and newsletters may be located on  the News Item page. This newsletter highlights news the Board has shared over fiscal year 2019 for your convenience!

Board Vacancies

We currently have board vacancies for those looking to  serve the community and your profession.   Certain member vacancies  include: one geologist and two public members.  If you or anyone you know would be interested you can find more information at the Office of Appointments.  The application is on their website: 


Contact Our Staff

Larry Karns, Executive Director

Email: larry.g.karns@ks.gov; Phone: 785-296-3055

Jessica Pierce, Public Service Administrator
Exam information and KSS registration,  official verification           requests, open record requests, continuing education audits,     Certificates of Authorization, Foreign Degree Evaluations contact. 

Email: jessica.pierce@ks.gov; Phone: 785-296-3052

Erin ThompsonAdministrative Specialist
Accounting, Assistant to the Director

Email: erin.thompson@ks.gov; Phone: 785-296-8612

Taylor Oswald, Senior Administrative Assistant
Main phone line, Application Processing, Application Status         Inquiries Contact, General Information.

Email: taylor.oswald@ks.gov; Phone: 785-296-3053

Barb Jordan, Administrative Specialist
License renewals, Address and Name changes, and Seal Processing.

 Email: barb.jordan@ks.gov; Phone: 785-296-4800

Landon State Office Building in Topeka, Kansas