Welcome To The Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 variant, the Governor has directed state employees to work from home until January 3, 2022. During this time, while the office remains open with limited staffing, in-person visits to the BSRB office are strongly discouraged. The best way to contact the office during this time is by sending an e-mail to BSRB@ks.gov, so your questions may be directed to the appropriate staff member. Staff at the BSRB will be able to check e-mails and voice messages periodically throughout each day, but we ask for your patience due to delays involved with working remotely. Due to a high volume of applications and the transition to working remotely, processing times may be longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

ANNOUNCEMENT - New Secure Payment Portal

The BSRB is proud to launch the new State of Kansas secure payment portal for credit card payments and electronic checks.  For more information please click HERE.

ANNOUNCEMENT - Enactment of Senate Sub. for HB 2208

The Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board is proud to announce the enactment of Senate Sub. for HB 2208, a bill requested by the Board of the BSRB that includes many helpful statutory changes, including expanded authorization of supervision by televideo, changes to required hours, and other significant modifications to requirements for licensees and aspiring licensees. Please read the following message from the Executive Director for an explanation of the new provisions and how these changes affect individuals seeking licensure.

Please click on this link for information regarding these changes.

Enactment of Sub. for HB 2066

Substitute (Sub.) for HB 2066 was enacted by the 2021 Legislature creating an expedited pathway for reciprocal licensure of certain applicants and creating an alternate licensure process for individuals seeking a license through reciprocity. The effective date of the bill is July 1, 2021. Applicants who may qualify include military service members, military spouses, applicants who reside in Kansas, or applicants who intend to reside in Kansas. Among other requirements for the alternate reciprocity licensure process, qualifying applicants must hold a current valid license in another jurisdiction, not have past or pending disciplinary actions, and must have practiced in the profession for which they seek licensure for at least one year. Reciprocity applications on the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board website have been updated to request additional information to determine if applicants meet the new provisions in the bill, so applicants do not need to submit a special application for consideration under Sub. for HB 2066.

For more information, please review Sub. for HB 2066 below:

2021 Sub. for HB 2066


Enactment of SB 170 - PSYPACT

The 2021 Kansas Legislature enacted SB 170, which adds Kansas to the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), effective January 1, 2022. After that date, licensed psychologists who list Kansas as their home-state will be able to submit applications to PSYPACT for approval from PSYPACT for an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) in PSYPACT member-states or for a Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP) in PSYPACT member-states. More information on PSYPACT, APITs, and TAPs can be found at https://psypact.site-ym.com/.

While Kansas officially becomes a member of PSYPACT on January 1, 2022, representatives from PSYPACT recommended the BSRB consider naming an individual to represent Kansas at meetings of the PSYPACT Commission for discussion purposes. On July 12, 2021, the Board of the BSRB confirmed the recommendation of the Licensed Psychology Advisory Committee and named the BSRB Executive Director, David Fye, as the PSYPACT Commissioner for the state of Kansas.

On August 5, 2021, the PSYPACT Commission met to review potential changes to the PSYPACT Rules. These changes were adopted at the PSYPACT Commission Annual Meeting on November 18, 2021.


Enforcement of Expired Licenses after May 28, 2021

During the pandemic, expiration of professional licenses was delayed by Executive Orders from the Governor, but enforcement of these expired licenses returned to normal after May 28, 2021.  Please see the message below for more information. 

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THE BSRB'S NEW ONLINE LICENSE RENEWAL SYSTEM IS NOW OPERATIONAL

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If you would like to renew by paper here is a direct link to the forms on our website: https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/forms

If you would like to renew online here is a direct link to our online renewal site:  https://licensing.ks.gov/EGOV_BSRB/PersonSearchResults.aspx 


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: The enactment of HB 2208 includes significant changes for several licenses under the BSRB.

Please click on this link for information regarding these changes.



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