CNA License Reciprocity in Kentucky

To ensure a smooth transition as you consider working as a travel CNA in Kentucky or moving to Kentucky, understanding CNA reciprocity in the state is crucial. This process allows you to transfer your out-of-state CNA license to Kentucky seamlessly. In the following, we’ll explain the specific requirements and steps for an out-of-state CNA license transfer to Kentucky, enabling you to navigate the license reciprocity process with ease.

Transferring your license to Kentucky using reciprocity requires you to already have a CNA license in another state. If you’re looking to register your first CNA certification on the Kentucky Registry, read our page about how to get on the Kentucky CNA Registry.

CNA license reciprocity in Kentucky


Amount: $0
Details: Free of charge




Online application: Yes, link here
Form: No

How to

Access and fill in the online form:

  1. Create an account with the Kentucky Board of Nursing Nurse Portal.
  2. Click on “SRNA Certification” in State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) Reciprocity Application.
  3. You will need to upload: (a) copy of social security card Copy of current driver’s license, (b) copy of current SRNA Certification.
  4. Additional documentation that may be requested if needed (e.g. copy of current paystub).

Note: Applications are valid for one year. If requirements are not met within one year, your application will expire, and you will have to the start process over again.

If you have an address change, you will need to go to Other Applications and choose the Address Change – SRNA form.

Employer input required?


Current state input required?


Methods of filing

Online application: Yes
Email: No
Mail: No
Fax: No

Support contact

Call: (502) 429-3300

Information last updated in

May 2024

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