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​Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program

This certification program provides Kentucky public library trustees with the tools they will need to fulfill their legal responsibilities to their library and their community.


Temporary Certification

To apply for Temporary Certification, complete the Application for Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification and mail it to the address listed on the form, along with the required $20.00 fee. An orientation with the director and Regional Consultant must be completed in order for the application to be approved. For suggestions on what could be covered during an orientation, see our Example Checklists. The two orientation videos listed below may be substituted for the Regional Consultant’s orientation. Temporary Certification is valid for two years.

Orientation videos for Temporary Certification

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Initial Certification

To apply for Initial Certification, the trustee must view the five videos listed below. A Learning Activity Report (LAR) must be completed for each video. The LARs and Application for Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification, along with the required $20.00 fee, should be mailed to the address on the form. An orientation with the director and Regional Consultant must be completed in order for the application to be approved. For suggestions on what could be covered during an orientation, see our Example Checklists. The first two orientation videos may be substituted for the Regional Consultant’s orientation. Initial Certification is valid for four years.

Videos for Initial Certification:

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Trustee Certification Renewal

To renew certification, trustees must complete eight hours of training during the initial certification period and complete a Learning Activity Report (LAR) for each training activity. The LARs and Renewal Application for Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification, along with the required $20.00 fee, should be mailed to the address on the form. Renewed certification is valid for four years.

For trustee training webinars:

  • An indexed list of relevant archived webinars and videos can be found here.

  • Our CE Calendar lists live webinars and other online or face-to-face trainings.


Trustee Certification Forms

Temporary/Initial Application for Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification
Renewal Application for Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification
Learning Activity Report for Trustee Certification


Trustee Certification Program Information

For more information about how the program works, check out:

Trustee Certification Program Guidelines
Trustee Certification Brochure
Trustee Certification Webinar


If you have other questions regarding the trustee certification program, contact Alicia McGrath by email at alicia.mcgrath@ky.gov or by phone at (502) 564-1727.​

If you have other questions regarding the trustee certification program, contact Alicia McGrath by email at alicia.mcgrath@ky.gov or by phone at (502) 564-1727.​

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