COVID-19 Alert - For the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky, please visit


FBI Requirements

Individuals planning to obtain a Kentucky real estate license or activate an existing real estate license must request a copy of their national criminal history check prior to registering for the real estate exam or submitting their activation paperwork. There are two options for obtaining a national criminal history check:


The report is mailed to you and the average processing time is one week. 

Kentucky State Police
1266 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Cost: $33.25

KSP Report Guide
the report is mailed to KREC and the average processing time is 1-2 weeks.

Fingerprint cards can be obtained from the following sources:

  • KREC- 500 Mero Street 2NE09, Frankfort, KY  40601 (During Business Hours)
  • Education Providers- providers will have a supply of cards to hand out
  • Your local real estate board office

We strongly recommend that you obtain your fingerprints at a local law enforcement agency (police station, sheriff's office, etc.) Note: The Kentucky State Police charge $10 for fingerprinting.

Report information:

  • All FBI reports expire 90 days after the report date of issuance.
  • The KREC cannot issue a license without a valid FBI report.
  • You have 60 days to apply for your license after successfully passing the exam.