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What are the requirements to obtain a Kentucky Real Estate License?

To engage in the practice of real estate brokerage in Kentucky, all individuals must obtain a sales associate or broker license (the broker license allows you to run a real estate office) from the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. Individuals must meet the following requirements to apply for licensure.

All applicants must:

  1. Be 18 years of age;
  2. Have attained a high school diploma or GED;
  3. Completed all real estate pre-license courses prior to taking the real estate examination;
  4. Complete FBI criminal background check; and
  5. Must apply within sixty (60) days of passing their exam.

Applicants for the Sales Associate License must also:

  1. Have completed either six (6) credit hours in real estate courses from an accredited college or ninety-six (96) classroom hours in real estate classes from an approved proprietary school; and
  2. Take and pass the Kentucky Sales Associate exam.

Applicants for the Broker License must also:

  1. Two (2) years of experience working at least twenty (20) hours a week as a licensee. The experience verification affidavit is only provided as a part of the application by the testing service once the exam has been passed;
  2. Education: Three hundred thirty-six (336) classroom hours in real estate from an approved proprietary school with forty-eight (48) in Brokerage Management.
    (General non real estate college credits can also count towards broker license education requirements)
Updated on November 27, 2020

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