How to Obtain, Renew, or Reinstate a SANE Credential

Learn more about how to apply for an initial SANE credential, add a second SANE designation, renew a SANE credential, or reinstate a SANE credential.

  • Hold a current Kentucky or other compact state RN license
  • Complete a KBN approved SANE educational course or other pathway as outlined on the SANE Education and Practice Page
    • Submit the certificate of attendance and certification of completion for the educational course
      • Please note:  The SANE Clinical Training Verification Form(s) cannot be used in lieu of Certificate of Completion. They are not a substitution; they must be turned in to your program administrator to receive the certificate.
  • Complete the SANE Application located in the KBN Document Library.
  • Pay the application fee of $120 (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE).
  • You will need to designate whether you are applying for the SANE P/A or SANE A/A designation.  If you are applying for both designations, you will need pay the fee of $120 for each designation.
  • Complete a state and federal background check.
  • See the SANE Application in the KBN Document Library for the full list of instructions.

SANE credentials may be issued within 14 business days after all documents have been received and reviewed. However, if you respond "Yes" to the disciplinary or conviction question it can take up to 3 months for processing your application.

  • If you already hold a SANE credential with the KBN and are adding a second SANE designation, you will need to submit an application to add the second designation.  See the above instructions for the initial application process.  You will need to pay the fee of $120 fee for each designation.

SANE credentials are renewed between September 15-October 31. To renew your SANE credential you must first renew your RN license. Once the RN license is renewed, you will be able to renew your SANE credential.

  • Hold a current Kentucky or other compact state RN license
  • Submit evidence of continuing competency. Contact the KBN SANE Program Coordinator in the Credentials Branch for more information.
  • Complete the SANE Application located in the KBN Document Library.
  • Pay the application fee of $120 (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE).
  • Complete a state and federal background check
  • See the SANE Application for the full list of instructions in the KBN Document Library

SANE credentials may be issued within 14 business days after all documents have been received and reviewed. However, if you respond "Yes" to the disciplinary or conviction question it can take up to 3 months for processing your application.