Kansas Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Guide - 2024

AKA: Kansas Speech Therapy License Renewal

Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: March 19th, 2024

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologist License Renewal Procedure

Renewals are needed for both temporary and permanent licenses. To renew a temporary license, you need to send a letter of appeal to the Department secretary and include the following:

  • Proof that the supervised professional work experience or exam, or both were completed
  • $65 temporary renewal fee

Because Kansas is strict about its renewal period, fees are determined on a pro-rated schedule. The licenses are valid from November 1st and end two years later on October 31st. The online renewal process opens as early as September 15th SPLs.

The permanent license renewal fee is $135, and $185 for late renewals. Those who send in their temporary and permanent applications after October 31st but before December 1st are subject to a reinstatement fee of $270. View the pro-rated fee schedule online.

Continuing education (CE) is a huge part of an SPL’s career. Staying abreast of new developments and techniques is crucial to providing patients with top-tier care. SPLs must complete 20 clock hours of CE during the renewal period to remain licensed. One clock hour is equal to a minimum of 50 minutes of direct instruction.

The CE taken must advance the applicant’s knowledge in basic communication processes connected to the development and use of speech, language, and hearing professional areas, and related areas such as studying normal and abnormal human behavior and services other professions provide that are useful in speech-language pathology. View the content and objective of CE activities here.

You can attain the CE by taking courses at a regionally accredited university where one-semester credit is equal to 15 clock hours of CE. One trimester credit hour is equal to 14 clock hours, and one quarter credit hour is considered 10 CE hours.

Workshops, poster sessions, educational sessions, and seminars given by an approved agency are also acceptable ways to gain CE. Preparing and presenting a new seminar, lecture, or workshop will also earn CE hours. Each hour of contact between the presenter and attendees counts as two clock hours of CE. See the regulations KDADS has posted online to view the different ways you can accrue CE hours.

Complete the process online or download the renewal form and mail it to:

Health Occupations Credentialing
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404