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:
- Be 18 years of age;
- Have attained a high school diploma or GED;
- Completed all real estate pre-license courses prior to taking the real estate examination;
- Complete FBI criminal background check; and
- Must apply within sixty (60) days of passing their exam.
Applicants for the Sales Associate License must also:
- 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
- Take and pass the Kentucky Sales Associate exam.
Applicants for the Broker License must also:
- 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;
- 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)