Post License Education FAQ


Post-license education requires all new sales associate licensees to complete forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education courses within two (2) years of obtaining and activating a real estate license.

Course registration:

Register directly with an approved course provider. The KREC does not sponsor courses. ALWAYS use your full legal name (the one that appears on your license), your license number (not the NAR member number), and your residence address. Refer to the “KREC-Approved PLE Provider Lists.

Q: Who is required to take Post-License Education (PLE)?

A: New sales associate licensees that have received and activated their real estate license after January 1, 2016. If you have received your sales associate license prior to January 1, 2016, you are not required to complete PLE. New broker licensees are not required to complete PLE. Sales associate licensees who receive their license through the license recognition process are also required to take PLE.

Q: What if I immediately place my new sales associate license into escrow, do I have to take PLE?

A: Not until you activate your license from escrow. The 2 year deadline for the PLE requirements begins to run once a new sales associate licensee affiliates with a principal broker. So, if you immediately place your license into escrow status you are not required to start completing your PLE requirements.

IMPORTANT: Once you affiliate your new sales associate license with a principal broker, your 2 year clock to complete the 48 hour requirement begins to run and cannot be paused or stopped if you decide to go into escrow after having been affiliated with a principal broker. You will need to complete these requirements even while in escrow or risk license cancellation.

Q: What happens if I do not complete my 48 hours of PLE by the end of my 2 year deadline?

A: Your license will be cancelled.

Q: If my license is cancelled due to failure to complete my PLE requirements on time, what can I do to reinstate my license?

A: You must first complete all of your PLE requirements before you will be able to reinstate your license. You will also be required to pay any and all required licensing fees and meet any applicable licensing requirements.

Q: Can I take the same PLE course twice and receive duplicate PLE credit?

A: No.

Q: Am I required to take CE (continuing education) courses while I take my PLE courses?

A: Maybe. The Commission has amended its CE regulation and new licensees are not required to take CE during the first 2 calendar years of licensure. Therefore, whether or not you will need CE during the time you are completing PLE depends upon when you get licensed and the timing of when you activate your license. See the below chart for examples as to how the timing of when you receive your license and activate it will affect your PLE & CE deadlines.​

Date of Licensure

Date of License Activation

PLE Deadline

First CE Deadline

February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016

February 1, 2018

December 31, 2018

November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

November 1, 2018

December 31, 2018

November 1, 2016

July 1, 2017

July 1, 2019

December 31, 2018

November 1, 2016

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2021

Must take the Core Course to come out of escrow. 


You will be required to complete 
regular continuing education by December 31, 2020.