Continuing Education Guidelines


Continuing Education is required for Biennial Renewal of a License to Practice Architecture, Professional Engineering, Professional Geology, Landscape Architecture and Professional Surveying in Kansas.

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:
Last names beginning with the initials A-L renew in even numbered years.
Last names beginning with the initials M-Z renew in odd numbered years
  • Architect renewal deadline is June 30th.
  • Professional Engineer renewal deadline is April 30th.
  • Professional Geologist renewal deadline is June 30th.
  • Landscape Architect renewal deadline is December 31st.
  • Professional Surveyor renewal deadline is March 31st.

BASIC ITEMS
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  • Continuing education activity means an activity that enhances a licensee’s level of technical, professional, managerial or ethical competence in order to further the goal of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. See K.A.R. 66-14-2(b).
  • Each of the continuing education activities…shall meet all of the following criteria: (1) The activity has a definable purpose and objective. (2) The program is conducted by a person qualified in the subject area. (3) The licensee retains a record of registration and attendance. See K.A.R. 66-14-3(b).  
  • Thirty (30) PDHs (Professional Development Hours) are required for each biennial renewal.
  • New licensees are exempt from the continuing education requirement for their first renewal.
  • Licensees in more than one profession are required to have 20 PDHs for each profession.
  • Retain documentation for continuing education for four (4) years. Provide documentation to KSBTP only if licensee is being Audited. (See Audit information below).
  • Carry-over hours are allowed. A maximum of 15 PDHs may be carried forward into the next renewal period. Carry-over hours must be documented if audited.  You must list ALL 30 plus any additional PDHs on the Continuing Education Report Form for carry-over hours and attach documentation in the same order as listed on the form. 

PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS IN KANSAS:

REQUIRED CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR KANSAS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BOUNDARY SURVEYS AND MORTGAGE TITLE INSPECTIONS STANDARDS OF PRACTICE:

1:  KSLS Foundation On-Line Minimum Standards Class
2:  KSLS Salina Seminar, January 2016.  Minimum Standards class presented by 
    Jason Johnson, PS1410.  See KSLS website for more details.
3:  Kansas Minimum Standard for Boundary Surveys and Mortgages Title Inspections Standards of 
     Practice.  Presented by Bill Haverkamp, PS886 ( billh@ksdot.org )

Each Professional Surveyor shall complete two (2) PDHs of continuing education on the KANSAS MINIMUM STANDARDS, as adopted by reference in K.A.R. 66-12-1, in each two-year renewal period.  See K.A.R. 66-14-1(b).

RESIDENT OF ANOTHER STATE:
If the licensee is a resident of another state, continuing education requirements may be satisfied if the licensee is currently licensed to practice in that state and meets the continuing education requirements of that state. Licensee must provide proof of current licensure. If the state of residence requires no continuing education the licensee must meet the Kansas requirements. Each surveyor, regardless of residence, shall complete the two (2) PDHs of continuing education on the Kansas Minimum Standards, as adopted by reference in K.A.R. 66-12-1.

INACTIVE STATUS:
If a Kansas licensee marks the renewal form as “INACTIVE" the licensee cannot practice a technical profession in Kansas. In order to return the license to active status, a Return to Practice Application must be completed. This application requires 30 PDHs earned within 2 years of the date of the Return to Practice Application.

REINSTATEMENT:
If a license is cancelled, a Reinstatement Application must be completed. See Reinstatement application for more information.

AUDIT INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Notification of audit will be mailed after licensee’s renewal time.
  • Records required for Audit: (1) Renewal form, signed and sealed, (2) Completed CE log form, signed and sealed, and (3) Certificates or other documentation of CE events (i.e. agendas; sign-in sheets; course outline but do not include payment verification materials).