Kansas Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Kansas engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Kansas for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Kansas Engineering Company Licenses

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Engineering)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Law:

Kan. Stat Ann. 74- 7001 et. seq. 

Ownership Requirements:

One or more of the principals must be licensed to practice engineering and be a regular employee and active participant in the business entity.

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

Agency fee:

$170

Registration Renewal

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

Filing method:

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. 

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Principal in Responsible Change Form

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Amendment

Form:

Change of Address Form

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Geology)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

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.

Individual Licenses

Kansas Individual Engineering Licenses

Kansas Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Intern Engineer Certificate

Agency fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

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 Professional Engineer License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Geologist by Exam Application

Agency fee:

$310

Registration Renewal

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.

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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