Kentucky Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Kentucky education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC)

Kentucky Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Kentucky real estate salesperson license: 6 semester credit hours in real estate courses from an accredited college/university or 96 pre-licensing classroom hours in real estate courses from a Kentucky Approved Proprietary School
  • • Kentucky real estate broker license: 21 credit hours (or 336 classroom hours) of qualifying education from an approved education provider.
  • Kentucky requires an additional 48 hours of post-license real estate classes within the first two (2) years. Courses must be approved by the Commission for post-license education credit to count.

Many students use exam prep tailored for Kentucky real estate exams to give them a higher chance of passing their first time.

Kentucky State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agents in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

Kentucky, however, does not have any such reciprocal relationships with other states.

For more detailed information on reciprocity, visit our complete guide.

Kentucky Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals in Kentucky must renew their licenses by December 31 every year
  • Licensees must take 6 hours of real estate CE each year between January 1 through December 31 (no credit will be carried into next calendar year), including 3 hours on approved legal topics
  • Once every four years, licensees must take the 6-hour Kentucky core course