Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Credential

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who:

  • Holds an RN license in Kentucky or another compact state.
  • Holds a SANE credential issued by KBN.
  • Is trained in the forensic examination of individuals and adolescents, defined as "a child who has reached the onset of physiological normal puberty," or older who have been the victim of sexual assault.
  • Collects and preserves evidence and testifies in legal proceedings​ in accordance with Kentucky law.

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 for processing your application.

Initial SANE Credential

All fingerprint cards and fees received at KBN will be returned to the applicant.  Initial fingerprint card and fee of $13.25 must be mailed to the Kentucky State Police at: 

Kentucky State Police
Records Branch
1266 Louisville Road 
Frankfort, KY  40601


Contact the Program's Coordinator for questions on obtaining a SANE credential.

Fees are subject to change and NON-REFUNDABLE.

Reinstatement of a SANE Credential


Fees are subject to change and NON-REFUNDABLE.

Application Status

Follow the status of your application to quickly see: 

  • What documents are needed for licensure, OR
  • When a SANE credential is issued.

Supporting documents may be faxed to 502-429-3336

  • Faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.
  • Allow up to 4 business days for staff review of all documents received.

Validate a License

Validate that a credential has been issued and the expiration date for free.

  • Allow 14 business days for a credential to be issued after all requirements are met.

Contact Us...

SANE Program Coordinator Contact Form

See Also...

Brochure: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program 

KASAP Hospital Training Video
Contains information for hospital procedures regarding the sexual assault examinations.

HIV NPEP Plan of Action
Provides an overview of assessment and treatment recommendations for victims of sexual violence.  

SAFE Exams Guide
Contains information to assist in complying with state and federal laws regarding sexual assault examinations.

Click this link for a list of SANE education program dates.​​​​​​​​​