Important Notice

alert iconThe Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) will begin immediate use of CastleBranch for background checks on all applicants not eligible for the Administrative Office of the Court's (AOC) service. KBEMS will continue to accept already acquired background checks from Verified Credentials provided they are not older than six months. We ask for patience on website and form changes due to the volume of references in need of content edits. The website address for CastleBranch is
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Background Checks

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services require that individuals applying for certification or licensure pass a background check.


If this is your first time applying for Kentucky Certification or Licensure,  you must submit a CastleBranch background check.

This includes all Initial, Reciprocity, Temporary, and Reinstatement applications.

CastleBranch is the company that has been selected by the Kentucky Board of EMS for providing adequate background checks.

You may find a link to the KBEMS specific CastleBranch product by clicking on the link below:


Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services uses the AOC background check in order to process renewal applications. No action is needed on your part to obtain a background check if you are applying for renewal.

The link below is provided as a resource to EMS Agencies or TEIs to use as they need to. 

You may link to the AOC website here:

AOC Website


AOCFastCheck is a new process that will greatly reduce the time required to provide criminal record reports.
Through AOCFastCheck, you can submit requests for criminal record reports and receive an e-mail notification when the results are available.

AOCFastCheck Website