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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07/19/2019 at 10:00 a.m. C.S.T.
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April 2019 PE Exam Results Released 5/13/2019

Exam scores from the April 2019 administration have been released to your NCEES account. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing by KSBTP. No further action is needed at this time. IMPORTANT: Please do not submit a license verification to the Kansas Board through your NCEES account until your approval packet has been received as this hinders the process. 

ASBOG March 2019 Exam Scores Released

Exam scores from the March 2019 administration have been released. Scores were mailed from the KSBTP office to the preferred mailing address on file. 

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. 

Professional Engineer Renewal Period Open 03/01/2019 - 04/30/2019

Professional engineers with last names beginning with letters M-Z may now renew their license via Paper Renewal Form or our online renewal portal. Official renewal notices will be mailed the second week of March 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. 

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