Licensure By Endorsement


Apply for licensure by endorsement if you were licensed in another state or U.S. jurisdiction and want a Kentucky RN or LPN license.

Applications and documents are reviewed within 14 days. However, if you respond "Yes" to the disciplinary or conviction questions it can take up to 3 months to process your application.


Fee Payment Update: Effective July 6, 2020, fees assessed by the banking industry will be charged for each transaction. Payments made with a credit card will have an additional 2.75% of the payment added to the total. Payments made by ACH (online check) will have a $1.00 charge attached to the payment. The banking fees will be in addition to the fees due the Kentucky Board of Nursing.


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NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE A PAPERLESS PROCESS, THE INFORMATION PACKETS CONTAINING LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS AND BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION ARE POSTED BELOW.

If you:


    RN/LPN Requirements


    NOTE:  Effective February 1, 2021, all applicants will need to complete their state and federal fingerprint process through IdentoGO. Instructions that are included in the packet information.


    List of requirements, additional instructions and background check information are provided here:      Endorsement Requirements Checklist


    Requirements for RN/LPN License:


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    See Also...

    Verification of Licensure Form [PDF Format - 96KB]


    Contact Us...

    Endorsement Contact

    Use this contact form if you have questions about the licensure by endorsement process.​​