Welcome To The Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has received this question on numerous occasions:

Does teletherapy count toward the required 1,500 hours of direct client contact needed to become clinically licensed in one of these professions;  Addiction Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Master’s Level Psychology, Professional Counseling, or Social Work?

Upon reviewing the Kansas Tele-medicine Act, as well as the statutes and regulations governing the clinical licensure requirements, and consulting with legal counsel, the board has determined that the term “client contact” includes face to face therapy whether in person or by other electronic means.  Therefore, client contact via teletherapy may be used toward the accrual of the 1,500-hour requirement of direct client contact when working toward the clinical level of licensure. 

However, services by telephonic conferencing may not be counted toward the 1,500-hour requirement of direct client contact as telephonic conferencing does not meet the face-to-face requirement.


If your license was set to expire 3-31-20 thru 8-31-20, you have until 9-28-20 to finalize the renewal process which includes completing the renewal application packet, completing the required number and type of Continuing Education Units for the specific license type, and paying the required renewal fee. The expiration date of the recently renewed license will be two years from the original expiration date of the license. Example: If your license originally expired 3/31/20, the next expiration date for the license will be 3/31/22.

Please note: The 9-28-20 renewal date is determined by Executive Order 20-39 from the Office of the Governor. The order states that license renewals must be completed within 90 days of June 30, 2020.

If you are renewing your license after its original expiration date, you will need to fill out the paper form and email or mail it back to us.  Here is a direct link to the forms on our website: https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/forms

We are pleased to offer access to our laws, rules, disciplinary actions, roster of licensees, and other useful information for professionals and consumers. We hope you will visit the site often to update and refresh your understanding of the various levels of our licensed professionals and standards of practice.

The Board and staff welcome your input, comments, concerns, and suggestions by letter, telephone, email, or fax. We want to hear from you on all issues of concern to you as a consumer or provider. If you hope to become licensed in Kansas, we welcome you! We hope to facilitate a smooth transition from student to licensed professional.

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Important Notice: There have been changes to the postgraduate supervised clinical experience requirements for LSCSW.

Please click on this link for information regarding these changes.

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