Temporary Authorization (TA) to Practice as an RN and APRN

Note: Effective January 10, 2011, Temporary Authorizations (TAs) will be issued only to applicants for RN and APRN licensure by endorsement. 

Before a TA will be issued, KBN must receive:

  • Completed application and fee,
  • Completed fingerprint card and fee and fingerprint report back from the FBI,
  • Official transcript of post-basic education from school or program of nursing, and
  • Proof of current national certification.
  • Complete the Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam

NOTE: The Temporary Authorization (TA) is valid for six months. If the TA expires prior to receiving all documents required for licensure, you will be required to submit a new application & fee and fingerprint card & fee.


Application Status

Follow the status of your application (except renewal applications), from the time submitted to KBN through licensure.

  • You must click on the "Search" button to obtain the information
  • Quickly see the information that is needed before an APRN temporary authorization or a license will be issued.
  • Allow 72 hours for staff review of all documents received
  • Required documentation may be faxed to 502-429-3336
    • Applications may not be faxed
    • An official transcript may not be faxed
  • Allow up to 14 business days for a license to be issued after all requirements for licensure are met
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