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KENTUCKY REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

Reciprocal Licensing

As of Monday, December 16, 2019, the Kentucky Real Estate Commission ended the policy of license recognition. The Commission is currently negotiating reciprocal agreements with individual states. Details of the agreements will be announced as available. Please see below for a comprehensive explanation of the requirements to obtain a Kentucky real estate license through reciprocity.

Ohio License Reciprocity

Sales Associate:

  • Applicants must have an active Ohio salesperson license for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the time of application.
  • Applicants must affiliate his/her Kentucky license with a principal broker who holds a Kentucky broker license.
  • Applicants must complete the 40-hour reciprocal license law course and submit fingerprints for a national criminal records check prior to scheduling the reciprocal license exam.
  • Once licensed in Kentucky, the licensee must adhere to all Kentucky licensing requirements, including completing forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education courses within the first two (2) years of obtaining a license.

Broker:

  • Applicants must have an active Ohio broker license for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the time of application.
  • Applicants who wish to be a principal broker in Kentucky must have an escrow account at a bank located in Kentucky as well as a definite place of business located in Kentucky (“virtual” offices and P.O. Boxes are not acceptable).
  • Applicants who wish to be affiliated with a principal broker must affiliate with a principal broker who is licensed in Kentucky.
  • Applicants must complete the 40-hour reciprocal license law course and submit fingerprints for a national criminal records check prior to scheduling the reciprocal license exam.
  • Once licensed in Kentucky, the licensee must adhere to all Kentucky licensing requirements including completing annual continuing education.

 

To view the Kentucky-Ohio reciprocity agreement, click here.