Licensure Support

Kentucky Board of Nursing License Verification​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Verify the status of a license or credential issued by the KBN. Our website is primary source verification. You may download, print or email a license verification report.​​​​​​​

License verification going to another board of nursing in the US

All verifications of Kentucky RN and LPN nursing licenses that are going to another board of nursing in the United States are now verified through the Nursys verification system of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). KBN does not complete or mail out 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 at: There is a $30 fee per license type for each state.

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.

For KY APRN license verification going to another board of nursing in the US, please email your request to ​ Include your KY APRN license number and what US Board of Nursing you need the information sent to. There is no fee for this.


License verification going to an entity OTHER than a US board of nursing

License verification going to an entity outside of the US or an entity that IS NOT​ a US board of nursing requests are completed through your KY Nurse Portal account. The application is listed under “Other Applications” on your nurse portal dashboard. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once you have completed the request through your nurse portal and paid the fee, please upload this completed form in your nurse portal message center to the topic “Verification of Licensure to Entity Other than board of nursing.” Please allow 7-14 business days for processing. If the verification can be emailed, please provide the entity’s official email address on the form.

Primary Source Verification

The Kentucky Board of Nursing does primary source verification of the education for all applicants for initial licensure (RN & LPN, APRN - which includes Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) credential, in accordance with the following Kentucky Administrative Regulations:

201 KAR 20:056, 201 KAR 20:070 and 201 KAR 20:110.​

To satisfy the primary source verification requirement of your accrediting body, please access our web page at to validate our process or you may access the above cited regulations. There is no fee for this service. The fee for written verifications of licensure is $50.00 per individual.

Disciplinary reports are available online at These reports are updated daily.

KBN does not require primary source verification for national certification. This information may be provided to KBN by the applicant or the national certification body.​