Kansas Real Estate License Requirements
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Kansas
To become a real estate agent in Kansas, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
- Complete the Required 60 Hours of Pre-Licensing Education
- Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
- Complete a Background Check With Fingerprints
- Pass the Kansas Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam
- Select a Sponsoring Broker
- Apply for a Kansas Salesperson License
How to Get a Real Estate License in Kansas
The Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) requires all prospective agents to complete the following steps to become a licensed real estate agent. Follow the steps below to get started with your real estate career.
1. Complete the Required 60 Hours of Pre-Licensing Education
Prospective real estate agents must complete 60 hours of education from a provider approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission.
The 60-hour education requirement consists of two courses: a 30-hour Principles of Real Estate Course and a 30-hour Kansas Real Estate Practice Course.
We offer everything you need to complete your Kansas Pre-Licensing education requirements! For more information on course packages and pricing, visit our
Kansas Pre-Licensing webpage.
2. Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
Once you’ve completed each Pre-Licensing course, you must pass the course final exam. You must receive a score of at least 90% to pass, but each exam can be taken as many times as necessary.
3. Complete a Background Check with Fingerprints
You’ll also need to submit your fingerprints and a completed
Background Waiver form REL-150 to the Kansas Real Estate Commission.
For more information on how to get fingerprinted, visit the KREC website.
4. Pass the Kansas Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam
Next, you’ll need to pass the state licensing exam, which is administered by Pearson VUE. To schedule your exam,
visit Pearson VUE’s website. The exam consists of a Kansas portion and a national portion.
You will have four hours (2.5 hours for the National portion and 1.5 hours for the Kansas portion) to complete the exam. To pass, you must receive a score of at least 70% on each portion.
Do you need help passing your Kansas real estate licensing exam? We also offer a comprehensive
Exam Prep course to help you feel confident on the day of your licensing exam.
5. Select a Sponsoring Broker
To begin working as a real estate agent in Kansas, you must be sponsored by an active Kansas real estate Broker. Choosing the right Broker to work with is a key factor to becoming a successful Kansas real estate agent, so it’s important to find a good fit.
When searching for a sponsoring Broker, here are some questions to consider:
- Do they have a good reputation, locally and nationally?
- Are they looking for a specific type of real estate agent?
- What kind of education and training do they offer?
- What does their fee and commission structure look like?
- What kind of benefits do they offer?
6. Apply for a Kansas Salesperson License
Within six months after you’ve passed the Kansas licensing exam, you must apply for your Salesperson license from the Kansas Real Estate Commission. You must include all required documents, including your exam score report.
To get a real estate Salesperson license in Kansas, you must complete 60 hours of Pre-Licensing education.
The Kansas Real Estate Commission has a checklist with more information about the steps you’ll need to take to get your Kansas Salesperson license.
To learn more about the Kansas real estate licensing exam and other state requirements, read
the state’s Candidate Handbook.
Common Questions About Getting Your Kansas Real Estate License
1. How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Kansas?
The cost of getting a real estate license in Kansas can vary considerably, but you can typically expect to pay between $481 and $721.
|Average Course Tuition||$199-$439|
|Background Check Fee||$60|
|Salesperson Licensing Fee||$125|
2. (H3) How long does it take to get a real estate license in Kansas?
The amount of time that it will take to get a real estate license in Kansas can vary considerably, but one of the major factors is how long it takes you to complete your 60 hours of required Pre-Licensing education.
|Student Learning Pace||Time Period|
|Full-Time Student (40 hours a week)||1.5 weeks|
|20 Hours a Week||3 weeks|
|10 Hours a Week||6 weeks|
|5 Hours a Week||12 weeks|
3. If I get a real estate license in Kansas, where else can I work?
If you get a real estate license in Alabama, you are automatically eligible to work in states that offer full reciprocity. States that offer full reciprocity will recognize your Alabama license, meaning you can work in their state after fulfilling significantly less requirements. Typically, this means passing the state-specific real estate exam or taking a state-specific course. States with full reciprocity include:
The above list is not comprehensive. Please refer to
this guide for more information on reciprocity.
4. How much money can I make as a Kansas real estate agent?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a Kansas real estate agent is $99,993. This varies considerably by tenure and brokerage.
Kansas Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
Kansas requires that real estate Salespersons take
12 hours of Continuing Education every two years to renew their license.