On March 15, 2016, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services withdrew 906 KAR 1:190E and 906 KAR 1:190. This means that the requirement for mandatory participation in Kentucky's National Background Check Program (also referred to as KARES) is no longer in effect. Although participation is no longer mandatory, eligible entities may participate in Kentucky's National Background Check Program voluntarily. The cost for a state and national criminal background check facilitated under KARES remains $20 at this time.
To enroll in KARES voluntarily, please click the icon below and follow the self-directed enrollment process.