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.
*After you have requested your FBI report, you may go ahead and schedule your exam.  You may contact our office after 3 weeks of requesting your FBI report to be sure it has been received.

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

Effective October 1, 2016, the cost of the FBI report processing from the Kentucky State Police will be decreased to $32.00.   Any fingerprints received by the KSP on or after that date must be accompanied by a check for the new amount of $32.00, or the fingerprints and check will be returned to the individual for correction and will delay the processing time.
The KSP will accept the fingerprints and a check for $32.00 prior to October 1st, but the processing will not begin until the October 1st fee change date.

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 Commission's office approximately three (3) weeks after the KSP receives the correctly-completed fingerprint card and check for $32.00.
After three (3) weeks, individuals can email Patricia Farris patricia.farris@ky.gov to determine if their report has been received, or if their fingerprints were rejected and need to be redone.  It is a good idea to check with the Commission because contact information on individuals is not included with the report that comes to the KREC .

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

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.