Applications & Forms

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All forms used in the business operations of the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE) are found on this page in the table below. If you have any questions related to the completion of a form, please contact Vet@ky.gov or call 502-564-5433​ for assistance.

All applications take more than a few days to process, so plan ahead!

  • Applications for Licensure (new, renewal, reinstatement) can take 60 to 90 days
  • Licensure Verification Letters/Letters of Good Standing can take 30 days
  • Requests for Mailing Lists can take 30 days
  • Requests for Continuing Education Course Approval can take 30 to 60 days. Courses for CEUs can be approved retroactively

Submit completed forms and all required attachments to KBVE, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 104, Lexington, KY 40511, or, if no payment is required, submit​ to Vet@ky.gov.

KBVE is not responsible for paperwork lost in the mail.

  1. Keep a copy of your submission
  2. Use a tracking service for all paper submissions
  3. Do not send cash​

Forms requiring paym​​ent:

Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 104
Lexington, KY 40511

Forms requiring payment m​ust be submitted ​with check attached. *All checks / money orders, etc. should be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer

Vet Application- PAPER ONLY

$350 Application Fee
State Exam Required with ​Application

State Exam- PAPER ONLY

$100 State E​xam ​Fee​

NAVLE Retake / Special Permit Application- PAPER ONLY

$200 Special Permit ​Fee

Vet Renewal application- PAPER- ONLINE

Renewal period opens ​July 1
Due Biennially - Even Years Only - by Sept. 30
- Active status Renewal Fee = $275 on time / add $300 late fee during Grace Period Oct 1 – Nov 30
- Inactive status Renewal Fee = $100 on time / add $200 late fee during Grace Period Oct 1 – Nov 30
Fees differ for first time renewal or Retired License
See form for fee details

Vet Reinstatement- PAPER ONLY

From Expired to Active Status Reinstatement Fee = $675
From Inactive less than 12 months to Active Status Reinstatement Fee = $500
From Inactive​ greater than 12 months to Active Status Reinstatement Fee = $400

Vet Tech Application- PAPER ONLY

$50 Application​ Fee

Vet Tech Renewal- PAPER- ONLINE

Renewal period opens July 1
Due Annually by Sept. 30
- Active status = $40 on time / add $30 late fee during Grace Period October 1 – November 30
- Inactive status = $10 ​on time / add $25 late fee during Grace Period October 1 – November 30
Fees differ for first time renewal or Retired License
See form for fee details

Vet Tech Reinstatement- PAPER ONLY

- From Expired to Active Status Reinstatement Fee = $90
- From Inactive less than 12 months to Active Status Reinstatement Fee = $90
- From Inactive greater​ than 12 months to Active Status Reinstatement Fee = $75

AES Application- PAPER ONLY

$50 Application ​Fee

AES Application
AES Renewal- PAPER- ONLINE

Renewal period opens December 1
Due Annually by Mar. 1
$50 on time / add $50 late fee during Grace Period March 2 – April 30
Fees differ for first time renewal or Inactive Certificate
See form for fee details

AES Reinstatement- PAPER ONLY

$75 Reinstatement Fee for Expired Certificate
$50 Reinstatement Fee for ​Inactive Certificate

ACA Application- PAPER ONLY

$300 Application ​Fee

ACA New Designated Onsite Manager- PAPER ONLY

No Fee
Notifications of a change to the Agency Onsite Manager are due to the KBVE within ten (10) days

ACA Renewal- PAPER- ONLINE

Renewal period opens December 1
Annually by Mar. 1
$90 on time / add $75 late fee during Grace Period March 2 – April 30
Fee differs for first time renewal
See form for fee details

ACA Reinstatement- PAPER ONLY

$300 Reinstatement Fee for Expired ​Certificate

Licensure Verification Letter Request- PAPER- ONLINE

$30 per request per jurisdiction
If paying online and a paper copy is required, licensee must submit form to alert the Board of the need for a paper copy.

Request for Printed Credentials- PAPER ONLY

$30 ​Fee

Request for Name or Address Change- PAPER ONLY

No ​Fee

Licensure Status Change Request- PAPER ONLY

Form can only be used if renewal period is closed $0 Change to Inactive Status
$25 Retire License ​for Veterinarian $10 Retire License for Vet Tech

Continuing Education Approval Request- PAPER ONLY

$50 per ​request

Mailing List Request- PAPER ONLY

For commercial purpose - $60 per request
For non-commercial ​purpose - $30 per request

Open Records Request- PAPER ONLY

Pursuant to KRS 61.874, fees may be assessed prior to response; Estimates provided following ​submission of ORR

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services

Identity History Summary Checks (IdHSC)

Applicants must use either the Online or By Mail options only. FBI-Approved “Channelers” are NOT permitted.

Result times vary from days to weeks
Typically $18 base fee, plus varied fee to capture fingerprints

Personal FBI Background Check results will be received by the applicant.

KBVE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • If hard copy results were requested, applicants are required to forward the results in the ORIGINAL envelope to the Board.
  • If electronic results were requested, applicants must download the PDF results, then attach the PDF to a forward of the original FBI notification email containing the retrieval PIN and send to Vet@ky.gov.

Alternative options only for KBVE-Certified Animal Control Agency (ACA) Designed On-site Managers and applicants for Animal Euthanasia Specialist (AES) Certification. In lieu of a personal FBI background check:

  1. A copy of a background check for employment ​at the ACA which was conducted not earlier than six (6) months prior to the date of the applicant’s application to KBVE; or
  2. A state-level background check which was conducted not earlier than six (6) months prior to (or three [3] months after) the date ​of the application to KBVE.