How to get your Real Estate License in Kentucky

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Kentucky Real Estate License? McKissock Learning 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.

3 Mandatory Hours
3 Elective Hours
6 Total Hours

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: All

Total Hours Required: 6
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 3
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 03/31/2021
Education Cycle in Months: 12
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2021
Kentucky Real Estate Licensees are required to obtain 6 hours of continuing education every year including 3 hours of a legal topic course.

Continuing education is due on December 31 every year and the license renewal is by March 31 every two years.

NOTE: Kentucky requires a state specific Continuing Education course (the Kentucky Core Law Course) to be completed by all active licensees once every four years. This course satisfies the 3 hour law + 3 hour elective for the year that it is taken.

The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires an electronic signature (in lieu of the required affidavit) upon the start and completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).

Per the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, an enrollment agreement shall be completed and returned to McKissock prior to beginning course work. Note: McKissock cannot issue Kentucky Real Estate credit without a completed enrollment agreement on file. Enrollment agreement documents can be found in the documents section of each course.  This agreement is separate from that of the requirement of an affidavit from the Commission. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog

Online Limitations

Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires a final exam for CE courses and will allow for only TWO attempts on the final exam before requiring the course be retaken. The final exam passing requirement is 75%.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Due to the renewal cycle, rosters will be sent daily through 1/3/2020.
Rosters are submitted via email every Wednesday. During high volume periods, such as near renewal deadlines, they will be submitted daily. **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: 656 Chamberlin Ave., Suite B 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.