*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.
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:
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 email@example.com 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.
*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.