What is CE Broker?
CE Broker is the official CE tracking system of the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). The Board has provided each nurse with a Free Basic Account, to electronically report, upload and keep track of their continuing education documents. The license renewal process and CE requirements have not changed and at this time, the use of CE Broker is not mandatory.
With CE Broker, licensees and some education providers will be able to electronically enter CE course completion certificates through the tracking system. The information is maintained in digital format within CE Broker's centralized database.
If a nurse is selected for an audit, they will receive information on how to report and submit proof of completion of continuing education requirements through CE Broker at that time. On the following page, you will find additional information on the
CE Audit - CE Broker requirements.
On the following page, you will find information on CE competency requirements.
The Free Basic account is the only one necessary to report and upload continuing education documents. Nurses do have the option to subscribe to accounts with additional features but it is not necessary. A document regarding CE Broker account options file can be found in the
CE Broker tracks what is reported and uploaded by each person. It does not individually review items submitted for validation. A COMPLETE status DOES NOT mean items reported or submitted comply with regulatory requirements.
How Do I Access CE Broker?
Follow the steps provided below to activate your Free Basic CE Broker Account
https://cebroker.com/ky/account/basic/ to create your free basic account.
Select the Free Basic Account option
Enter your license number and get started tracking your continuing education!
You will need your KBN license number to activate and access your account. Use the following link to find your license number.
KBN License Number Validation.
Comprehensive Course Search
The CE Broker Comprehensive Course Search helps nurses find courses to complete their continuing education requirements for license renewal.
CE found in the Course Search may satisfy the requirements set by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). The course search is not intended to be an all-inclusive list, nor are any of the vendors listed endorsed or necessarily approved by the KBN.
Depending upon the organization that approved the courses, the KBN may or may not accept such courses for continuing education credit for the purpose of licensure renewal.
The KBN accepts courses completed through KBN approved CE providers and providers approved by other state boards of nursing and those providers approved through the national nursing organizations listed in 201 KAR 20:220.
Note: Be sure that the CE provider is approved or accepted by KBN and that the course provides contact hours to meet your continuing education requirements. Contact the provider to inquire if the completion certificate you will receive after successful completion of the offering, will provide all necessary information. On the following page you will find information on the
CE Audit and proof of completion documents.
To find courses, visit courses.cebroker.com/search/ky and select your profession. Any Courses with the “Take it Here” tag will be instantly reported to your account and appear in your Course History.
Need Assistance with CE Broker?
If you have questions regarding the CE Broker account, uploads/attachments, errors, or the tracking system, please contact CE Broker experts Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm EST, at:
CE Broker Support Center
CE Broker Support Email
LiveChat available on the CE Broker website
What Documents are Required to Verify Completion of Continuing Education Competency Requirements?
A completion certificate from a KBN approved provider, or a provider approved by another board of nursing or one of the accepted national nursing organizations, which includes the following:
- The nurse's name
- Date of completion during the earning period
- Number of contact hours awarded
- Course title
- Provider information
- Information on who approved the provider to offer nursing continuing education
On the following page, you will find the CE Brochure containing additional information regarding CEs for the current earning period and proof of completion of CE requirements in the document library
On the following page, you can learn more about continuing education/competency requirements
When are Items Reported and Submitted Through CE Broker Individually Reviewed for Accuracy and Verification?
CE Broker does not review or verify all submissions for accuracy or compliance with relevant continuing education requirements. Verification only occurs if and when an individual licensee is selected for a CE audit and the entries and uploaded items are audited by Board staff.
It is the responsibility of each licensee to upload and report CE information accurately, to comply with applicable CE requirements, and to maintain all CE records for a period of at least 5 years.
On the following page, you will find additional information on the CE Audit.
CE Audit/CE Broker