How to Get Your Real Estate License in Kentucky

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Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Kentucky

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Kentucky Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Kentucky Real Estate License: Post License Education Requirements

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).

Student Complaints
You have a right to expect a professional standard of education and conduct from a school. If you believe any employee of the School has violated Kentucky statutes or regulations, you may send a written complaint to via email to attempt resolution. In your email you must clearly state what you feel is the alleged violation and your email must include a link to the page of the website where you feel this violation is located or any other relevant documentation supporting your claim. School staff will review your allegation and the documentation provided, and will respond to your complaint by email within 3 business days.

If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached between the student and the school, the student may file a complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education (Commission) by submitting a completed “Form to File a Complaint” (PE-24) either by mail or by delivery to 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfurt, Kentucky 40601. Form PE-24 can be accessed online at www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Student Protection Fund
KRS 165A.450 requires all licensed schools, resident and non-resident, to contribute to a student protection fund, which will be used to pay off debts incurred due to the closing of a school.

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 via email every Thursday. During high volume periods, such as near renewal deadlines, they will be submitted daily. **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: 656 Chamberlin Ave., Suite B Frankfort, KY 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.