Ok...I called KS P&W because online they offered two non resident hunting licenses for the same price.

1. non-resident hunting license
2. apprentice non-resident hunting license

The individual I called at 1(800) 918-2877 told me the difference is that you can buy the apprentice non-resident hunting license if you don't have the hunters safety course. It will be a one time deal according to her. Just FYI.