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Applicants with a diploma or transcript from an institution in a language other than English must follow the requirements of 201 KAR 11:210 Section 2. (See below)

201 KAR 11:210. Licensing, Education, and Testing Requirements

(Relates to: KRS 324.010, 324.040, 324.045 (1), (2), (3), 324.046)

Section 1.

In lieu of proof of high school graduation or a GED diploma, an applicant may submit an official transcript from a United States institution, or from an institution outside of the United States as indicated in Section 2 of this administrative regulation, which indicates completion of a degree program at a post-secondary institution, or a transcript from a United States institution, or from an institution outside of the United States as indicated in Section 2 of this administrative regulation, which indicates successful completion of twenty-eight (28) academic semester hours or equivalent from a post-secondary institution.

Section 2.

  1. If an applicant submits documentation qualifying education in a language other than English, the diploma or transcript shall be translated by a disinterested third party.
     
  2. The entity shall provide:
    1. a translation of the documents; and
    2. a certification stating that the translation is true, accurate, and complete.
       
  3. The applicant shall provide a letter to the commission indicating that the curriculum of the proffered education is equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. The comparison shall be made by:
    1. International Education Research Foundation, www.ierf.org;
    2. International Education Evaluations, www.iee1981.com; or
    3. World Education Services, www.wes.org/fees/evaltypes.asp.
       
  4. If the applicant is unable to comply with the requirements of this section, the applicant shall furnish proof of the receipt of a GED granted by an agency or institution with the United States.

Section 3.

An official transcript is a document imprinted with the institution's seal, signed by the registrar, and sent directly from the institution to the commission.

Section 4.

An applicant who successfully passes the real estate examination shall apply for a license within sixty (60) days after the examination. A candidate who fails to apply for a license within this period shall be reexamined.