Kentucky is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately 14 days upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 6 months.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.
KBN does not issue license cards.
|Verification of original state license||No||Yes|
|Federal Criminal Background Check (request FP card)||Yes||Yes|
|State Criminal Background Check (online requests only)||Yes||Yes|
|Official Transcripts (if original license is NOT a NURSYS state)||Yes||Yes|
|Complete the KY jurisprudence exam||Yes||Yes|
|Evidence of 2 contact hours of HIV/AIDS||No||Yes|
Request fingerprint card – Federal Background Check
Request AOC report – State Background Check
Online KY Jurisprudence Exam
*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$65||Within 24 hours - online|
|Reinstatement||$135||2 or more weeks depending on requirements|
Federal and State background check is required for reinstatements
- Verification of employment required for employment outside of KY for at least 500 hours within past 5 years
- CE requirements vary for reinstatements vary depending on each year after expiration. See the CE requirements on the KBN website.
- Must complete the KY jurisprudence exam if license has been lapsed for one year or more.
Verify an Kentucky license
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address