Verification of Original Kentucky Licensure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Obtain information about how to provide verification of your license to anther Board of Nursing or a Third Party Entity

LPN or RN Verification to another Board of Nursing in the United States

All verifications of Kentucky LPN and RN nursing licenses that are going to another Board of Nursing in the Uni​ted States are now verified through the Nursys verification system of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

The Kentucky Board of Nursing no longer mails out the paper verification forms to any Board of Nursing in the United States for RN/LPN nursing licenses.

You may obtain this verification by debit or credit card for a fee of $30 per verification. This fee is paid directly to Nursys and is subject to change without notice.

After you have completed the verification online, you should contact that board of nursing in which you are applying and let them know that you have paid for the verification through the Nursys system. They will then be able to access the information requested.

All boards of nursing in the United States have access to the Nursys system even if they are not a member.

APRN Verification to another Board of Nursing in the United States

For APRN verification, please contact our APRN Coordinator. There is no fee for APRN verification to be sent to another board of nursing in the United States. Please include your KY APRN license number and what state you need the verification sent to in your email.

LPN, RN, OR APRN Verification to an Entity Other Than a Board of Nursing in the United States

For KY LPN, RN or APRN verification, going to an entity other than a US Board of Nursing:

  • Complete the form Verification of Licensure to An Entity Other Than a US Board of Nursing, which can be located in the KBN Document Library using the keyword search term verification of licensure and
  • Pay the required $50 fee. (All fees are non-refundable) The fee c​an be paid through check or money order. To pay by credit card, contact the Licensure Specialist.
  • Submit any additional paperwork you need included with the official verification, if ​​​​any.

Download a Certified Copy

To download a certified copy through the online validation system, you must validate using your license number/identifier and not your first and last name​.​

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Once you validate the license link you will see the “download a certified copy link”

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