How To Get Your Real Estate License In Kentucky

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32 Mandatory Hours
16 Elective Hours
48 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Kentucky Real Estate license

The information below 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.

Kentucky Real Estate: All (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 6
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 12
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2022

Online Info

Kentucky Real Estate Licensees are required to obtain 6 hours of continuing education every year, including 3 hours of real estate law.

Continuing education is due on December 31st every year and the license renewal is by March 31st every two years.

 

A licensee may complete all 12 continuing education hours in the first year of the biennial renewal period; however, the same course cannot be completed twice within a year.

 

NOTE: Kentucky requires a state specific Continuing Education course (the Kentucky Core Law Course) to be completed by all active licensees once every four years. This course satisfies the 3 hour law + 3 hour elective for the year that it is taken.


The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires an electronic signature (in lieu of the required affidavit) upon the start and completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).
 

Per the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, an enrollment agreement shall be completed and returned to the school prior to beginning course work. Note: The school cannot issue Kentucky Real Estate credit without a completed enrollment agreement on file. Enrollment agreement documents can be found in the documents section of each course. This agreement is separate from that of the requirement of an affidavit from the Commission.

Online Limitations

Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires a final exam for CE courses and will allow for only TWO attempts on the final exam before requiring the course be retaken. The final exam passing requirement is 75%.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are uploaded every Wednesday. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5024297250
Fax: 5024297246
Address: 500 Mero St., 2NE09 Frankfort, 40601

Kentucky Real Estate: Post License Education Requirements (Post Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 48
Mandatory Hours: 32
Elective Hours: 16
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24

Online Info

New sales associates must complete 48-hours of Post-License Education (PLE) within 2 years of activating the license. The 48 hours post-license curriculum consists of 32 Mandatory hours and 16 Elective hours. The Mandatory hours must cover the following topics: Commission Compliance course (3 hours), Agency (6 hours), Contracts (6 hours), Finance (3 hours), Advertising (3 hours), Disclosure (3 hours), Fair Housing (3 hours), Technology & Data Security (3 hours), and Risk Management (2 hours).


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Student Protection Fund
Pursuant to KRS 165A.450 All licensed schools, resident and nonresident, shall be required to contribute to a student protection fund. The fund shall be used to reimburse eligible Kentucky students, to pay off debts, including refunds to students enrolled or on leave of absence by not being enrolled for one (1) academic year or less from the school at the time of the closing, incurred due to the closing of a school, discontinuance of a program, loss of license, or loss of accreditation by a school or program.

Filing a Claim Against the KY Student Protection Fund
To file a claim against the Kentucky Student Protection Fund, each person filing must submit a signed and completed Form for Claims Against the Student Protection Fund, Form PE-38 and provide the requested information to the following address: 
Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
500 Mero Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Forms may be located at www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Online Limitations

Students are only given 3 attempts to pass the course final exam. After a third failed attempt you will need to re-enroll in the course and go through that course again to receive credit. Once a student has achieved a passing score on the course final exam, the student is required to print out, physically complete, and return to the school the Kentucky Course Evaluation (Form E108).  A course is not considered complete until the student passes the course final exam and returns the completed evaluation to the school. The date both of these criteria are met is considered the course completion date, which is reflected on the course completion certificate and the roster submitted by the education provider to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted every Tuesday for the previous Tuesday through Monday. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5024297250
Fax: 5024297246
Address: 500 Mero St., 2NE09 Frankfort, 40601

Kentucky Real Estate: Sales Associate (Pre-Licensing)

Total Hours Required: 96
Mandatory Hours: 96
Elective Hours: 0

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  1. 1. Comply with the General Kentucky Real Estate License Requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a high school diploma or GED in order to get licensed in Kentucky
  2. 2. Complete 96 hours of courses or 6 credit hours
    • Complete either 6 credit hours in real estate courses from an accredited college
    • Or 96 classroom hours in real estate classes from an approved proprietary school.
  3. 3. Pass background check
    • Applicants must complete an FBI criminal background check prior to taking the Kentucky licensure exam.
  4. 4. Take the Kentucky real estate license exam
    • Pass both the general and state sections of the Kentucky Licensing Exam with a score of 75% or higher.
    • Beginning JULY 1, 2015, candidates who pass one portion of the Kentucky Salesperson or Kentucky Broker exam (national or state law) and fail the other portion may retake the failed portion within 4 months of passing the first portion. After 4 months of the initial testing date, both portions must be retaken. Once both portions have been passed, within the required 4 month period, a candidate will be given the application form at the testing center and will have 60 days to apply for their license. After 60 days, the entire exam is voided.
  5. 5. File your Kentucky real estate license application.
    • You must apply for a real estate sales associate license within 60 days of passing your real estate exam.
  6.  

Student Protection Fund
Pursuant to KRS 165A.450 All licensed schools, resident and nonresident, shall be required to contribute to a student protection fund. The fund shall be used to reimburse eligible Kentucky students, to pay off debts, including refunds to students enrolled or on leave of absence by not being enrolled for one (1) academic year or less from the school at the time of the closing, incurred due to the closing of a school, discontinuance of a program, loss of license, or loss of accreditation by a school or program.

Filing a Claim Against the KY Student Protection Fund
To file a claim against the Kentucky Student Protection Fund, each person filing must submit a signed and completed Form for Claims Against the Student Protection Fund, Form PE-38 and provide the requested information to the following address: 
Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
500 Mero Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Forms may be located at www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Online Limitations

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.

Roster

Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Rosters are not required to be submitted for QE.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Kentucky Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5024297250
Fax: 5024297246
Address: 500 Mero St., 2NE09 Frankfort, 40601

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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.