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.