Our Mission

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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SANE - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

A sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse with advanced training in the forensic examination of sexual assault victims and is credentialed by the Board of Nursing. A SANE conducts the forensic examination, collects and preserves physical evidence, and testifies in legal proceedings.


Kentucky is one of few states that has legislated a SANE credential. The credential is issued by the KBN upon completion of the SANE training, including both the classroom portion and clinical requirements, and upon receiving the established application fee from the nurse. To maintain the SANE credential, the SANE must complete 5 hours of continuing education relating to the area of sexual assault each 2-year licensure period. The 5 hours may be included in the 30 hours of CEU's required to maintain the general registered nurse license, and both license periods run concurrently. Click here to view Regulations for Certification.

Information regarding SANE/SART trainings may be found at http://www.kasap.org/training_SANESART 

This project was supported by Grant Number VAWA ARRA-2009-KASAP-00034 awarded through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The Opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.