License Validation

​​​​As of March 20, 2023, the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) has implemented the new Optimal Regulatory Board System, or “ORBS,” a proprietary, cloud-based license management system. All licenses, credentials, and certifications through KBN will now be available for verification through the Board of Nursing License Verification Portal.

Kentucky licensure notifications and reports are NOW AVAILABLE FREE through Nursys e-Notify, a primary source equivalent offered through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Nursys e-Notify informs institutions if your employed APRNs, RNs or LPNs receive public discipline or alerts from their licensing jurisdiction(s), or if their licenses are expiring. Learn more about Nursys at https://www.nursys.com/


The following can be validated through the online verification portal:

  • APRN license
  • LPN license
  • RN license
  • Provisional license (PL)
  • Temporary work permit (Temporary)
  • SANE Credential
  • DT Credential
  • DTA Credential
  • Licensed Certified Professional Midwives (LCPM) license
  • SRNA Certification
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NURSYS Quick Confirm​​​

To validate KARE agreements or disciplinary action on file.


Board of Nursing License Verification Portal

To validate licensure in Kentucky and prescriptive authority. This portal updates in real time.​​



Registered Nurse License Renewal

Nurse licensure renewal occurs every year between September 15 – October 31.
Information regarding renewals and the renewal application will be available during that time period.​​

Renew License