Welcome to the KBN License / Credential Validation System

The KBN offers three levels of online validation:

  • Basic Validation
  • Enhanced Validation
  • Premium Validation

The following can be validated through the online validation system:

  • APRN license numbers - 7 digit numbers beginning with the digit "3"
  • LPN license numbers - 7 digit numbers beginning with the digit "2"
  • RN license numbers - 7 digit numbers beginning with the digit "1"
  • Provisional license (PL) numbers - 8 digits beginning with the digit "2"
  • Temporary work permit (Temporary) numbers - 5 digit numbers
  • SANE Credential
  • DT numbers - 7 digit numbers beginning with digit "8"
  • DTA (Dialysis Technician Applicants) IDs - 11 characters beginning with DTA followed by 8 digits
  • Licensed Certified Professional Midwives (LCPM) license numbers - 7 digits beginning with the digit “9”
  • SRNA numbers - 8 digit numbers beginning with digit "5"
The Basic Validation off​ers a free search for an individual’s record using the individual’s name or license number.

In addition to those services provided to our Basic Validation users, you may also:

  • Store and validate up to 500 unique licenses/permit statuses/credentials in multiple custom created lists.
  • View notifications of a change in license, permit status, or credential online or receive automatic email notification of changes to licenses, permits, or credentials in your saved lists.
  • Upload a delimited text file of license, permit numbers, and credentials to create new lists.
  • Enhanced License Validation Service Fees:
    • Enhanced Validation requires a subscription to Kentucky.gov.
    • Please obtain your subscription account before accessing this service, as you will be asked to sign in using your username and password.
    • An account with Kentucky.gov will also entitle you to access other Kentucky.gov services as well.
    • If you have questions about subscribing, contact Kentucky.gov at 502-875-3733.
    The following fees are assessed for the enhanced license validation service:
    • Annual subscription fee - $75
    • Validations costs $0.10 per license, credential, or permit validation request. You will be billed for your license validations on a monthly basis.
    • In addition, there is an annual $150 service fee for the enhanced version of this application.

If you are already a subscriber, you may access the Enhanced License Validation service.​​

In addition to those services provided to our Basic and Enhanced Validation users, you may also:

  • Store an unlimited number of licenses/permit statuses/credentials in multiple custom created lists.
  • Validate up to 650 license, permit status, or credential per list.
  • Upload a delimited text file of license and permit numbers to create new lists.
  • Premium License Validation Service Fees:
    • Premium Credential Validation requires a subscription to Kentucky.gov.
      • Please obtain your subscription account before accessing this service, as you will be asked to sign in using your username and password.
      • An account with Kentucky.gov will also entitle you to access other Kentucky.gov services as well.
      • If you have questions about subscribing, contact Kentucky.gov at 502-875-3733.
    • The following fees are assessed for the premium license validation service:
      • Annual subscription fee - $75
      • Validations costs $0.10 per license, credential, or permit validation request. You will be billed for your license validations on a monthly basis.
      • In addition, there is an annual $300 service fee for the premium version of this application.

If you are already a subscriber, you may access the Premium License Validation service.


Validations of nurse licensure status in Kentucky and other states can also be obtained at Nursys