Kansas Real Estate License Requirements

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Kansas Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Kansas Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Kansas Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Kansas Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Requirements

  • 18 or more years of age
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • 30-hour Principles of Real Estate course approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission
  • Pass both parts (general and state) of the Kansas licensing exam within 12 months of the completion date of the Principles of Real Estate course (test administered by Pearson Vue); see Kansas real estate license exam prep
  • Fingerprints, waiver form and $64 cashier’s check or money order payable to KREC to obtain KBI/FBI background checks
  • 30-hour Kansas Practice course approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission (file certificate of completion with license application to KREC within six months of course completion date)
  • File an application for license within six months of the exam pass date (if the two parts of the exam were passed on different dates, the six-month time period begins from the earlier exam date)
  • License application signed by a supervising or branch broker who certifies that the applicant is honest, trustworthy and of good reputation and who will be responsible for supervising the applicant's real estate activities (an original license cannot be issued on inactive status)
  • File a nonresident form with the license application, if applicable [Word] [PDF]. NOTE to Nonresidents: You must hold a current real estate license in your resident state equivalent to or higher than the level for which you are applying in Kansas
  • File a current certification of license from any jurisdictions that have ever issued a real estate license to you with the license application

Kansas Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • 18 or more years of age
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Fingerprints, waiver form and $64 cashier's check or money order payable to KREC to obtain KBI/FBI background checks
  • 24-hour Broker Pre-License course approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission
  • Pass both parts (general and state) of the Kansas licensing examination within 12 months of the course completion date (test administered by Pearson Vue); see Kansas real estate license exam prep
  • File an application for license within six months of the exam pass date (if the two parts of the exam were passed on different dates, the six-month time period begins from the earlier examination date)
  • License application signed by a supervising or branch broker if the applicant is not applying as a supervising broker
  • If the applicant is applying to be the supervising or branch broker, include a $25.00 open office fee and a Trust Account Form include with the application for license, the experience pages to provide detailed information to demonstrate the applicant meets the experience requirement
  • File a nonresident form with the license application, if applicable [Word] [PDF] NOTE to Nonresidents: You must hold a current real estate license in your resident state equivalent to or higher than the level for which you are applying in Kansas
  • File a current certification of license from any jurisdictions that have ever issued a real estate license to you with the license application

Kansas Real Estate Broker License Experience Requirements

  • Licensed as a salesperson in Kansas, or as a salesperson or broker in another jurisdiction, and ACTIVELY ENGAGED in activities which require a license in Kansas for at least two years during the last five years. NOTE to Nonresidents: You must hold a current real estate license in your resident state equivalent to or higher than the level for which you are applying in Kansas.
  • Experience in the real estate or a related business or a combination of such experience and education may be accepted if the Commission believes it qualifies the applicant to act as a broker. Only experience during the last five years will be considered.
  • Experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Kansas Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements

  • License expiration dates are staggered over a two-year period, with a different group of the alphabet expiring every other month. Education and renewal of license are due on the last day of the month immediately preceding the license expiration date.
  • Complete 12 hours of state approved elective courses every 2 years
  • 9 hours of elective coursework
  • 3 hours of mandatory coursework – "Required Salesperson and Broker Core"
  • Pass a course final exam (grade of 90% required to pass)

Kansas Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Requirements

  • License expiration dates are staggered over a two-year period, with a different group of the alphabet expiring every other month. Pass a course final exam (grade of 90% required to pass)
  • Education and renewal of license are due on the last day of the month immediately preceding the license expiration date.
  • Complete 12 hours of state approved elective courses every 2 years
  • 6 hours of elective coursework
  • 6 hours of mandatory coursework – "Required Salesperson and Broker Core" and "Required Broker Core"
  • Pass a course final exam (grade of 90% required to pass)
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