Kansas Continuing Medical Education Credit Requirements

 

Kansas required number of CME credits per year(s) 50 credits / 1 year
Kansas State-Mandated CME Content/Additional Notes N/A
Kansas RN Required number of CE credits per year(s) RNs are required to complete 30 contact hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study hours that can be obtained.
Kansas LPN Required number of CME credits per year(s) LPNs are required to complete 30 contact hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study hours that can be obtained.
APRN Required number of CME credits per year(s) N/A
ANCC accreditation accepted? Yes
CE for Specialty:

Athletic Training

20 hours of continuing education must be completed annually.
CE for Specialty:

Audiology/SLP

CE: 20 Contact Hours must be completed each two year renewal period.

Applicants licensed in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology must complete 30 hours of documented and approved continuing education.

Excess hours may not be carried over to the subsequent renewal period.

CE for Specialty: Dietetics/Nutrition 15 hours of continuing education are due February 28th of odd years.  Must be approved by the board.
CE for Specialty:

Emergency Medical Services

Renewal must be completed two years immediately preceding the date of expiration of certification.

Requirements for EMTs and Paramedics
First Responder/EMR: 16 hours                                      

EMT: 28 hours                                             

EMT-I: 36 hours                                            

EMT-D: 36 hours                                     

EMT-I/D/AEMT: 44 hours

MICT: 60 hours

CE for Specialty:

Laboratory Technology

There are no Continuing Education requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Massage Therapy

There are no Continuing Education Requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Medicine and Surgery

CE: 50 Contact Hours of Continuing Education must be completed every year; 20 of which must be Category 1 CME and 30 of Category 2. Therefore, for every renewal one must complete 100 hours of CME credits including 40 Category 1 hours and 60 Category 2 hours. (Required by all: MDs. DOs, and PAs)

Licenses must be renewed every two years.

CE for Specialty:

Occupational Therapy

CE Requirements:

Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) must complete a minimum of 40 hours of Continuing Education (CEU) for the preceding two (2) year period, reported during the odd-numbered years. No evidence of CEU is required during even-numbered years.   

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy

30 hours of continuing education must be completed by June 30 every 2 years. Home study must be approved by the board or ACPE.

ACPE-approved courses for Pharmacy Technicians end in the letter “T”. ACPE-approved courses pharmacists (only) end in the letter “P”.  Courses ending in the letter “P” cannot be used to meet pharmacy technician CE requirements.

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy Technician

No continuing education is required.
CE for Specialty:

Physical Therapy

CE Requirements:

As a condition of Kansas renewal for each odd-numbered year, each licensed physical therapist or certified physical therapist assistant shall submit, in addition to the annual application for renewal of licensure or certification, evidence of satisfactory completion within the preceding two-year period of a minimum of 40 contact hours of continuing education for a licensed physical therapist and a minimum of 20 contact hours of continuing education for a certified physical therapist assistant.

The Kansas license of each physical therapist and the certificate of each physical therapist assistant shall expire on December 31 of each year.

CE for Specialty:

Psychology

50 hours of continuing education must be completed every renewal period. During each renewal cycle and as part of the required continuing education hours, each licensed psychologist shall complete at least three education hours of training on professional ethics and at least six continuing education hours related to diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

Kansas Licenses must be renewed biennially. The deadline for renewal is June 30th of each even numbered year. (i.e.: 2014; 2016 etc.)

CE for Specialty:

Radiology Technology

CE per license:

Radiologic Technologist: 12 CEs or currently registered and in good standing with either the American Registry or Radiological Technologist (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).                         

Radiography: 12 CEs                  

Nuclear Medicine: 12 CEs

Radiation Therapy: 12 CEs

CE must be related to the licensee’s profession.   

Renewal happens annually:                                                

Renewal Period (45 days):  August 15-September 30                    

Late Renewal Period (30 days): October 1-October 31

CE for Specialty:

Respiratory Therapy

12 hours of continuing education are due annually.  Licenses expire on March 31st.  The renewal period begins on February 15th and ends on April 30th.

At least six hours shall be obtained each reporting year from seminars or symposiums that provide for direct interaction between the speakers and the participants. A seminar shall mean directed advanced study or discussion in a specific field of interest. A symposium shall mean a conference of more than a single session organized for the purpose of discussing a specific subject from various viewpoints and by various speakers.

6 hours maximum in self-study/home-study courses

CE for Specialty:

Social Work

Renewal: forty (40) hours of continuing education must be completed every two (2) years from date of issue. Three (3) hours of ethics and for masters and clinical levels, six (6) hours of diagnosis and treatment, earned in the two (2) years preceding renewal expiration date. All contact hours can be home study.

 
Kansas CE and CME education

Note: All information should be verified with licensing board

Resources: http://www.acep.org/| http://ce.nurse.com/ | http://about.continuingeducation.com/