Kentucky Post License Requirements

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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).

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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

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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 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, 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.