Kentucky Real Estate License Requirements

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Kentucky real estate requirements

How To Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License In Kentucky

Kentucky State Required Pre-licensing Hours: 96 hours
Colibri Real Estate Kentucky Course Hours Offered: 96 hours

1. General Kentucky Salesperson License Requirements

The general requirements for real estate salespersons defined by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission are as follows:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

2. Salesperson License Education Requirements in Kentucky

Below are credit hours required for the Kentucky pre-license course to qualify for your salesperson license.

Course TypeRequired Credit Hours
Total Pre-license Course Hours96 hours

3. Additional Salesperson License Requirements in Kentucky

If you meet the general requirements and have completed your required course credit hours, you will need to complete the following steps to get your Salesperson license:

  • Apply for your Kentucky salesperson license
  • Complete and pass an FBI criminal background check.
  • Successfully pass the Kentucky Salesperson licensing exam with a score of 75% or higher
  • File your Kentucky real estate license application.
  • Complete the required 48 hours of post-license courses.

Regulatory Notes:

There is no limit to the number of QE hours that may be taken online. Students cannot receive credit for studying more than 9 hours per day, therefore, the proctored final exam will not be accessible until the 11th day after starting the course. Students must complete and turn in to their instructor a Course Practicum before they will be allowed to access the proctored course final exam. Instructions for the completion of this Practicum are included in the course.

Obtaining Certificate of Course Completion: Upon completion of the course, Colibri Real Estate will provide you an electronic certificate of completion in your account dashboard. You may need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request, please refer to your license application to determine if this is necessary. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time, therefore that will be the time reflected on your certificate.

Kentucky Real Estate Commission
Phone: (502) 564-7760 
Fax: (502) 564-1538
Toll Free: 888-373-3300
Address: 500 Mero Street, 2NE09, Frankfort, KY 40601
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The information provided is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board’s site.

If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state’s requirements.

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It’s ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.