Every licensee should check the KREC Database located on this website every year to see if the Core Course is required.
All actively licensed agents shall be required to attend six hours of continuing education courses sponsored or approved by the Commission. Of the six hours, three hours shall be in courses on real estate law. A licensee shall complete the mandatory continuing education requirement by December 31 of each calendar year. Licensees are not required to attend the continuing education courses during the calendar year of initial license issuance in Kentucky. Please refer to 201 KAR 11:230 for more information.
Kentucky does require a state specific continuing education course (the Kentucky Core Course) to be completed by all active licensees subject to continuing education once every four years. The birth month schedule listed below should only be used by new licensees to determine the initial year the Core Course is due. After you have taken the Core Course the first time, it is required every four years. Do not refer to the birth month schedule again. You can verify the continuing education that is required each year from the "KREC Database" located on this website. You can also call the KREC to verify your Core Course year. No other continuing education course will substitute for the Kentucky Core Course.
Core year assignment schedule for new licensees only
| April, May, June
| July, August, September
| October, November, December
| January, February, March
You can be newly licensed and be required to take the Core Course in less than four years because of this schedule.
Continuing education courses taken in other states may be applicable unless it is your year to complete the KY Core Course. They must have been taken within the calendar year. A state specific license law class and general skills computer courses are not acceptable. The Commission may also request an outline of the course to determine whether the content is applicable. These classes are reviewed and evaluated on a case by case basis. Please fax in a completion certificate and an out of state continuing education compliance form (available under the general information section) to 502-429-7246. You will be notified if any course is not acceptable.
All licensees who are issued a Kentucky license must operate in accordance with all Kentucky real estate laws and regulations. It is the licensee’s responsibility to read the laws and regulations and comply with them. This material is informational only. Any omission in these documents or verbal representation regarding licensure is not a reason for waiver of a licensing requirement.
The Commission will review and assess each license application upon its submission in accordance with the statutes, regulations and Commission procedures at that time. Laws, regulations and licensing procedures do change periodically.
If you have any questions, please contact the Licensing Department Staff at (502) 429-7250 or 888-373-3300.