Professional Engineer FAQ
How many hours of PDH are required for Professional Engineers in Kansas?
Engineers in Kansas are required to complete 30 hours of PDH every two years.
When do Kansas Engineers renew their license?
Kansas Engineers renew on April 30th of even-numbered years for licensees with a last name starting with A through L and April 30th of odd years for licensees with a last name starting with M through Z.
Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Kansas?
Yes, the Kansas State Board of Technical Professionals does not pre-approve providers of engineering continuing education courses. Each engineer has the power to determine which courses meet the board requirements and their educational needs. Our courses include a short quiz at the end of each PDH that fulfill the requirement to show evidence of achievement and completion. Quizzes are graded automatically, and certificates are available immediately upon completion.
What content is approved for PDHs in Kansas?
Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Kansas. Business skills, professional development skills, computer skills not related specifically to engineering, and subjects that are "elementary" or entry level are not accepted.
Are online courses approved for Kansas Engineering PDH's?
Yes, Internet courses are specifically mentioned by the board as an approved form of continuing education for Kansas engineers.
Who stores my engineering continuing education records?
Technically each engineer is responsible for keeping track and submitting their own certificates, BUT WE STORE ALL CERTIFICATES INDEFINITELY and they can always be accessed for free. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years.
How do I renew my Kansas Professional Engineer's License?
License renewal forms can be found at http://www.ksbtp.ks.gov/forms/individual-licensee
Who is in charge of Engineer's licenses in the state of Kansas?
The Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
900 SW Jackson St., STE 507
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-3053