The Kentucky Real Estate Commission is charged with protecting the public interest through regulation, examination and licensing of Kentucky real estate sales associates and brokers pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statutes, Chapter 324.
NEW Extended Reporting Period Coverage Insurance Requirement for Inactive Status KRS 324.310 (effective 06/27/19).
To place your license in inactive status (formerly known as "escrow"), you must provide proof of Extended Reporting Period Coverage (ERP) insurance for one (1) year after the date of your status change in order to process your request. If you are currently insured through the Kentucky Real Estate Commission group policy, an optional one (1) year ERP endorsement will satisfy this requirement. Licensees presently covered under a Firm insurance policy should purchase an individual policy and ERP endorsement to cover themselves. Contact your insurance provider about ERP options if you are not insured through the KREC's group policy.
Visit this link for other legislative updates relating to real estate licensees effective June 27, 2019. Note: New education requirements do not affect licensees who are grandfathered through KREC.
Real Estate Commission is currently reviewing and revising all of its
administrative regulations and required forms. To be kept informed of future
regulatory filings by the Commission as they occur,
please join the Commission’s RegWatch List by sending an email to Heather.Becker@ky.gov. To review
current proposed regulatory amendments, please refer to the Regulatory Reforms
page under the Legal tab.
July 23, 2019 Public Hearing on Administrative Regulations
KREC will hold a public hearing on proposed administrative regulations,
11:011, 201 KAR 11:105, and 201 KAR 11:461, on July 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM (EST)
at the Kentucky Real Estate Commission, Conference Room, 656 Chamberlin Avenue,
Suite B in Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. At the hearing, the Commission will
receive public comments from those who request to attend and speak at the
hearing. Please take notice that written public comments will also be
received through July 31, 2019. Requests to attend the public hearing and
written comments shall be submitted to the contact person identified in the
21, 2019 Public Hearing on Administrative Regulations
The KREC will hold a public hearing on proposed administrative
201 KAR 11:121, 201 KAR 11:170, 201 KAR 11:190, 201 KAR 11:210,
201 KAR 11:220, and 201 KAR 11:002, on August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM (EST) at the
Kentucky Real Estate Commission, Conference Room, 656 Chamberlin Avenue, Suite
B in Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. At the hearing, the Commission will receive
public comments from those who request to attend and speak at the hearing.
Please take notice that written public comments will also be received
through August 31, 2019. Requests to attend the public hearing and written
comments shall be submitted to the contact person identified in the regulatory
We are presently experiencing a 3-5 BUSINESS day turnaround time for ALL paperwork processing. This includes but is not exclusive to applications, opening of new offices, commence/terminate inactive status and acceptance/release forms.
Online Applications and Online Services Portal for Brokers
The Kentucky Real Estate Commission is pleased to present our
online application system for submission of individual salesperson
or broker licenses. This streamlined process can decrease turn-around time
between application and issuance of a license. The link can be found here.
We encourage all Principal Brokers to use the Online Services portal for accepting and transfer actions as they will be facilitated in a more expedient time frame. You simply need to log into YOUR portal, click Acceptance Form (Licensee), type in the name of licensee, click ADD. Once the licensee is unaffiliated from their present firm they go into THEIR portal, click Accept Transfer Request, select firm, digitally sign name and click submit. The process will be complete and almost immediate.
E&O Insurance Notification
If you are an active agent, please make sure to renew E&O before renewing your license.To renew your Errors and Omissions insurance policy for the 2019-2020 period, please click here: https://enroll2.risceo.com/policies/profile-verify
While renewing the policy, please make sure to use the 6 digit license number that was issued in Nov. 2017, or there may be an error in uploading it to the KREC system.
National Criminal History Check:
The fee for the National Criminal History Check is issued through the Kentucky State Police is $33.25. The FBI will also process the NCHC for $18.00.
The Kentucky Core Course and continuing education (CE) hours are due by Dec. 31, 2019.
- Check your education status by selecting ONLINE SERVICES on the menu bar above
- The six-hour Core Course is required every four years and focuses on Kentucky-specific law
- Annual CE requirements include three (3) hours of law and three (3) hours of electives
Please remember to complete the hours in the designated time allotted, or your license will be subject to cancellation.