Kansas State Board of Technical Professions


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Contact Information

Physical address:
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 507
Topeka, KS 66612-1257

Phone: 785-296-3053

Web: Home Company search Individual search File online

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Kansas Architect License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
NCARB Certificate:Required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Kansas for the first time.

Form:http://www.ksbtp.ks.gov
Agency Fee:

$60 application fee + $60 exam fee

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Kansas.

Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Kansas and need to renew their license.

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Licensees whose last name begins with the letter A-L renew during even-numbered years and licensees whose last name begins with the letter M-Z renew during odd-numbered years.

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Architecture)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Law:

K.S.A. 74-7036

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the principal officers or directors, who is also a full-time employee, must be a Kansas licensed architect.

Professional Corporations:

  • All of the shareholders, officers (other than secretary), and directors must be Kansas licensed architects.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the members, who is also a full-time employee, must be a Kansas licensed architect.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners, who is also a full-time employee, must be a Kansas licensed architect.

Initial Registration

This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Kansas for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity - Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$170

Original Ink:Required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Kansas licensed individual to act as the responsible architect and a Kansas licensed individual to act as the responsible architect for each Kansas branch office location.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Kansas licensed individual to act as the responsible architect and a Kansas licensed individual to act as the responsible architect for each Kansas branch office location.
  • Ensure that your Kansas entity meets ownership requirements.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 90 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If a PC, email ksbtpadmin@ks.gov with the name of your principal in responsible charge, incorporators, and proposed business name to receive a verification document to file with the Secretary of State.
  2. File articles of incorporation/organization with the Secretary of State.
  3. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Kansas Secretary of State to file with license application.
  4. Submit a Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity application with the State Board of Technical Professions.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Email ksbtpadmin@ks.gov with the name of your principal in responsible charge and proposed business name to receive a verification document to file with the Secretary of State.
  2. File a Foreign Entity Application for Registration with the Secretary of State.
  3. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Kansas Secretary of State to file with license application (If you determine not to foreign qualify with the Kansas Secretary of State instead include a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement).
  4. Submit a Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity application with the State Board of Technical Professions.
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of file-stamped Articles of Formation from the home state of the business entity. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Certificate of Good Standing from Kansas Secretary of State. If the business entity determines not to file with the Kansas Secretary of State include with the application a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement.
  • List of all officers, directors, or members of the entity including address, title, % ownership, and Kansas license number (if applicable)
  • List of all other professionals licensed in Kansas in responsible charge of architecture services
  • List of all other Kansas or Non-Kansas office locations of the entity and persons in responsible charge at those locations

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architectural firms that are already licensed in Kansas and need to renew their license.

Form:

Business Entity Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$95

Due:
  • Business entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even-numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd-numbered years.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 60 days prior to the expiration date. There is a grace period from January 1 to March 1 where no penalties are issued for late filing.
Notes:

Renewal notices are sent out by November 30.

Required Attachments:
  • Disclosure of disciplinary actions taken against the firm (if applicable)

Amendment
Change of Name

Form:

Change of Name for Business Entity

Agency Fee:

$0

Amendment
Address Change

Form:

Address Change Request Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Amendment
Principal in Responsible Charge Change

Form:

Principal in Responsible Charge Change Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Engineering)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Law:

K.S.A. 74-7036

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the principal officers or directors, who is also a full-time employee, must be a Kansas licensed engineer.

Professional Corporations:

  • All of the shareholders, officers (other than secretary), and directors must be Kansas licensed engineers.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the members, who is also a full-time employee, must be a Kansas licensed engineer.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners, who is also a full-time employee, must be a Kansas licensed engineer.

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Kansas for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$170

Turnaround:

2 business days with approval sent by mail

Original Ink:Required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Kansas licensed individual to act as the qualifying architect and a Kansas licensed individual to act as the responsible supervisor for each Kansas branch office location.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Kansas licensed individual to act as the qualifying architect and a Kansas licensed individual to act as the responsible supervisor for each Kansas branch office location.
  • Ensure that your Kansas entity meets ownership requirements.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 90 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If a PC, email ksbtpadmin@ks.gov with the name of your principal in responsible charge, incorporators, and proposed business name to receive a verification document to file with the Secretary of State.
  2. File articles of incorporation/organization with the Secretary of State.
  3. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Kansas Secretary of State to file with license application.
  4. Submit a Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity application with the State Board of Technical Professions.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Email ksbtpadmin@ks.gov with the name of your principal in responsible charge and proposed business name to receive a verification document to file with the Secretary of State.
  2. File a Foreign Entity Application for Registration with the Secretary of State.
  3. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Kansas Secretary of State to file with license application (If you determine not to foreign qualify with the Kansas Secretary of State instead include a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement).
  4. Submit a Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity application with the State Board of Technical Professions.
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of file-stamped Articles of Formation from the home state of the business entity. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Certificate of Good Standing from Kansas Secretary of State. If the business entity determines not to file with the Kansas Secretary of State include with the application a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement.
  • List of all officers, directors, or members of the entity including address, title, % ownership, and Kansas license number (if applicable)
  • List of all other professionals licensed in Kansas in responsible charge of engineering services
  • List of all other Kansas or Non-Kansas office locations of the entity and persons in responsible charge at those locations

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in Kansas and need to renew their license.

Form:

Paper Renewal Form for Business Entities

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$95

Due:
  • Business Entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even-numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd-numbered years.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 60 days prior to the expiration date. There is a grace period from January 1 to March 1 where no penalties are issued for late filing.
Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Required Attachments:
  • Disclosure of disciplinary actions taken against the firm (if applicable)

Amendment
Principal in Responsible Charge Change

Form:

Principal in Responsible Change Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

In the event of a change of any principal, such change shall be provided to the board within 30 days after the effective date of such change.

Required Attachments:

Attachments needed if you have a change in person(s) designated in Responsible Charge:

  • Examples of documentation include a business entity board resolution, signed letter of approval for Principal
    status from another Principal of the business entity, a list of all Principals and licensees in responsible charge for
    the business entity and their work location(s) or other documentation as applicable

Amendment
Change of Business Name

Form:

Name Change Form for Businesses

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:

Attachments need for change in corporate, LLC, or LLP name:

  • Documentation of name change must be attached to this application. Examples include Business Entity Board Resolution, Certificate of Good Standing with new name from the state of origin, or amended articles of formation, as applicable.

 

 

Amendment
Change of Business Address

Form:

Change of Address Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

The licensee shall notify the board in writing of any change of address within 30 days after the date of such change.

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Geology)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity - Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$170

Original Ink:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of file-stamped Articles of Formation from the home state of the business entity. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Certificate of Good Standing from Kansas Secretary of State. If the business entity determines not to file with the Kansas Secretary of State include with the application a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement.
  • List of all officers, directors, or members of the entity including address, title, % ownership, and Kansas license number (if applicable)
  • List of all other professionals licensed in Kansas in responsible charge of geoscience services
  • List of all other Kansas or Non-Kansas office locations of the entity and persons in responsible charge at those locations

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business Entity Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$95

Due:
  • Business entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even-numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd-numbered years.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 60 days prior to the expiration date. There is a grace period from January 1 to March 1 where no penalties are issued for late filing.

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Land Surveying)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Law:

Kan. Stat Ann. 74- 7001 et. seq. 

Eligible Entity Types:

Kansas allows land surveying firms to practice under most entity types, including corporations, professional corporations, LLCs, professional LLCs, limited liability partnerships, and corporate partnerships.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$170

Original Ink:Required
How to Apply:
  1. Secretary of State: Application for Registration of Foreign Covered Entity
  2. State Board of Technical Professions: Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity

NOTE: The Secretary of State may request a certificate from the Board of Technical Professions verifying a principal’s professional license and company name before approving the foreign registration. The KSBTP does not offer a form for this certificate, it can be obtained by emailing “ksbtpadmin@ks.gov” with the name of the principal in responsible charge and the proposed business name.

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of file-stamped Articles of Formation from the home state of the business entity. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Certificate of Good Standing from Kansas Secretary of State. If the business entity determines not to file with the Kansas Secretary of State include with the application a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement.
  • List of all officers, directors, or members of the entity including address, title, % ownership, and Kansas license number (if applicable)
  • List of all other professionals licensed in Kansas in responsible charge of land surveying services
  • List of all other Kansas or Non-Kansas office locations of the entity and persons in responsible charge at those locations

Registration Renewal

Form:

Paper Renewal Form for Business Entities

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$95

Due:
  • Business Entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even-numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd-numbered years.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 60 days prior to the expiration date. There is a grace period from January 1 to March 1 where no penalties are issued for late filing.
Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Renewal notices are sent out by November 30.

Required Attachments:
  • Disclosure of disciplinary actions taken against the firm (if applicable)

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Landscape Architecture)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity - Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$170

Original Ink:Required
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of file-stamped Articles of Formation from the home state of the business entity. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Certificate of Good Standing from Kansas Secretary of State. If the business entity determines not to file with the Kansas Secretary of State include with the application a letter detailing your intended use of a Certificate of Authorization and state your reason for not filing per K.S.A. 17-7932 to complete this requirement.
  • List of all officers, directors, or members of the entity including address, title, % ownership, and Kansas license number (if applicable)
  • List of all other professionals licensed in Kansas in responsible charge of landscape architecture services
  • List of all other Kansas or Non-Kansas office locations of the entity and persons in responsible charge at those locations

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business Entity Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$95

Due:
  • Business entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even-numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd-numbered years.
  • Renewals can be filed as early as 60 days prior to the expiration date. There is a grace period from January 1 to March 1 where no penalties are issued for late filing.
Notes:

Renewal notices are sent out by November 30.

Required Attachments:
  • Disclosure of disciplinary actions taken against the firm (if applicable)

Kansas Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Intern Engineer Certificate

Agency Fee:

$20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Intern certificates do not expire.

Kansas Geologist Intern Certificate

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Geology Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$220

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern certificates do not expire.

Kansas Landscape Architect License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Landscape Architect by Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$60

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L must renew their license in even-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters M through Z must renew their license in odd-numbered years.

Kansas Professional Engineer License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

(3) Any licensee may use a digital signature if the digital signature authentication process meets all of the following requirements:

(A) Is unique to the licensee using the digital signature;

(B) is able to be verified;

(C) is under the sole control of the licensee using the digital signature; and

(D) is linked to an electronic document bearing the digital signature in such a manner that the signature is invalidated if any data in the document is altered.

(4) Each transmitted or stored electronic document containing a digital signature shall bear the signature, date of signing, and seal, which shall be a confirmation that the electronic document was not altered after the initial digital signing of the document. If the electronic document is altered, the signature, date, and seal shall be void.

KAR 66-6-1

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal may contain, before the licensee's surname, an abbreviated form of the licensee's given name or a combination of initials representing the licensee's given name. The seal may be a rubber stamp, an embossed seal, or a digital seal.

(b)(1) After the licensee's seal has been applied to any document, the licensee shall apply the licensee's handwritten or authenticated digital signature and the date across the seal. The application of the licensee's seal and signature and the date shall constitute certification that the document on which the seal was applied was created by the licensee or under the licensee's responsible charge.

KAR 66-6-1

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by April 30. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L must renew their license in even-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters M through Z must renew their license in odd-numbered years.

Kansas Professional Geologist License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

(3) Any licensee may use a digital signature if the digital signature authentication process meets all of the following requirements:

(A) Is unique to the licensee using the digital signature;

(B) is able to be verified;

(C) is under the sole control of the licensee using the digital signature; and

(D) is linked to an electronic document bearing the digital signature in such a manner that the signature is invalidated if any data in the document is altered.

(4) Each transmitted or stored electronic document containing a digital signature shall bear the signature, date of signing, and seal, which shall be a confirmation that the electronic document was not altered after the initial digital signing of the document. If the electronic document is altered, the signature, date, and seal shall be void.

KAR 66-6-1

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal authorized by the Board for registrants may be of the crimp type and/or rubber stamp facsimile or may be computer generated.

Board Stamp and Seal

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Geologist by Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$310

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L must renew their license in even-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters M through Z must renew their license in odd-numbered years.

Kansas Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Surveyor by Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$60

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by March 31. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L must renew their license in even-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters M through Z must renew their license in odd-numbered years.

Kansas Surveyor Intern Certificate

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

There is a separate fee for the fundamentals exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern certificates do not expire.

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