How to get your Real Estate License in Kentucky

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Kentucky Real Estate License? Real Estate Express taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Kentucky, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Kentucky real estate license requirements.

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: Sales Associate

  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 - Enroll Today
    • 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.

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

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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.

Governing Agency

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