FBI Report

*The FBI report must be requested prior to taking the licensure exam.  Failure to do so will result in the exam being voided and you will have to retake the ​exam.

Individuals planning to apply for a real estate license must obtain a FBI report.  Licenses will not be issued without a valid FBI report.


You must use the KREC FBI Fingerprint card​ and have your fingerprints made at one of the following: 

  • Kentucky State Police Post;
  • Louisville Metro Corrections (502) 574-2191;
  • United Parcel Services (UPS) mailing office; or
  • Any local police station or sheriff’s office trained to do fingerprinting in your area.
  • Be sure to retain a receipt showing where your prints were made. If the prints are rejected you will have to submit this receipt to the Commission. If possible, it is best to have your prints made at the Kentucky State Police.

You must follow all the instructions on the Fingerprint Instruction Sheet to request the report from the Kentucky State Police.


The report will be sent directly to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission within 7 to 10 business days. 


All FBI reports expire 6 months from the date of issuance.

*If you would prefer to request your FBI report directly from the FBI, you can do so by following their instructions for personal review.  Please be aware that this process takes between 12 and 16 weeks to complete.  

The license cannot be issued without the FBI report.  NO EXCEPTIONS will be made if the report is not back in time for you to apply.




The Resources


Fingerprint Instruction Sheet


KREC FBI Fingerprint Card​


Effective November 23, 2015 – Applicants can use the Kentucky State Police process to request their FBI report.  Applicants must follow the directions outlined on the website to request the report.  If items are missing or incomplete the request will be returned to the applicant for correction.  The KSP FBI report will be sent directly to the Commission within 7 to 10 business days.

Effective December 15, 2015 – The Optional Affidavit process is being discontinued.

All applicants for a license must have their FBI report on file with the Commission prior to submitting their application.  As per KRS 324.045(5)(c). There will be no exceptions.