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 Website by clicking on the link below:

CastleBranch Link


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


If you have any questions about background checks, please contact KBEMS by using the Support Portal available on the home page.