Dialysis Technician Applicant Status (DTA)

Kentucky may issue a one-time only, Dialysis Technician Applicant status (DTA) to credentialing applicants when certain regulatory requirements are met.  A DTA allows the applicant to practice dialysis in Kentucky while awaiting a permanent Kentucky Dialysis Technician Credential.

FAQ: Dialysis Technician Applicant status (DTA)

Q:  Who is eligible for a dialysis technician applicant (DTA)?
A:  Applicants for credentialing who have completed an approved Kentucky Dialysis Technician Training Program are eligible for a DTA.

Q:  What are the requirements to receive a DTA?
A:  A Dialysis Technician Applicant status will be issued when the following information is received:

  • A completed dialysis technician application form 
  • Copy of DT Training Program Certificate
  • Completed fingerprint card 
  • Fee of $70 (initial) or $100 (reinstatement) application processing fee
  • FBI Fingerprint Card must be submitted directly to the Kentucky State Police, Records Branch, 1266 Louisville Rd, Frankfort, KY  40601, with the $16.50 processing fee. 
  • Criminal history report must: (if you did not request AOC to submit to the Board electronically)
    • Be from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Court
    • Have your SSN at the top of the page
    • Include all last names or aliases you’ve ever used
  • If applicable, letter(s) of explanation and copy of court records, certified by the court

Q:  How long does it take to receive a DTA?
A:  When all requirements are met, it may take up to 14 days from the
date KBN receives your application and information above for a DTA to be issued.

Q:  When does a DTA expire?
A:  A DTA is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.  It cannot be
extended, and you may only be issued a DTA once.

Q:  How does a DTA affect my ability to practice dialysis?
A:  You may practice within the full scope and practice of a dialysis technician with a DTA.

Q:  When will I be issued a permanent credential?
A:  Within 14 days of receipt of a criminal history report from the FBI, a credential will be issued.

Q:  What happens if my DTA expires and I am not credentialed by KBN?
A:  If your DTA expires and you do not hold a Kentucky dialysis technician credential, you must reapply to Kentucky for a credential, pay the application fee, and cease working as a dialysis technician in Kentucky until all requirements are met and your permanent credential is issued.

  • The DTA CANNOT be extended, and you CANNOT be issued a second one.
  • It is YOUR responsibility to assure that all requirements are met before your DTA expires.

Q:  Can my employer validate that I have a DTA?
A:  Primary source validation of a DTA can be done by you or your employer from the KBN website at no cost. 


If you need additional information, submit your question(s) using the Dialysis Technician Contact Form.