About Us 

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.​​​​​​​​​

Notice of Relocation- The Kentucky Real Estate Commission will be moving to a new location on November​ 21, 2019. The address for the Mayo-Underwood Building is:

500 Mero Street

Frankfort, KY  40601

The office of the Commission will be located on the second floor of the building. Please be aware that the KREC office will NOT be open on the day of the move (November 21, 2019) for transitional changes. 

Office phone notification- To continue to provide outstanding service to the real estate industry and the public we serve, effective immediately, the Public Protection Cabinet gives notice of the following new phone numbers: ​

KY Board of Auctioneers: 502-782-0722

The following numbers will remain unchanged during and after the relocation:

KY Real Estate Commission: 502-564-7760

KY Board of Home Inspectors: 502-782-0563

KY Real Estate Appraisers Board: 859-623-1658

KREC Grant Notification:

The Kentucky Real Estate Commission is offering a reimbursement grant to Kentucky institutions of higher learning for the Spring 2020 semester. If your institution is interested in applying for the grant, please review the documents below and submit a completed application no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm.  All applications must be sent to the Commission’s office by the deadline. ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

While many of the grant requirements are the same as the requirements from previous years, there are a few notable changes. Specifically, all applicants must present their grant proposals to the Commission. The date, time, and location of the meeting have not yet been determined. You will be notified of the meeting details as soon as it is finalized. If you cannot join the meeting in person, we can arrange for you to present your proposal via video conference.  Also, unlike previous years, the application must include course materials and curriculum for each course the program plans to offer for the semester.

Feel free to contact the Commission’s Education Coordinator, Hannah Carlin, via email (Hannah.carlin@ky.gov) or phone (1-502-564-7760) with any questions.

To view and print the KREC Grant Application, click here

To view and print the Budget Form, click here

To view and print the KREC Grant Requirements, click here​

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, a 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.

Review the change in statute regarding the ERP by clicking here ​

For informational documents regarding the Extended Reporting Period (ERP) coverage issued in conjunction with the KREC group RISC policy, click here

For information regarding a firm private insurance policy for an Extended Reporting Period (ERP) coverage, click here (you will be redirected to a third-party insurance provider's website).

​Regulatory News

The 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 Marc Manley. To review current proposed regulatory amendments, please refer to the Regulatory Reforms page under the Legal tab.​

Paperwork Processing

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. ​


Education Notice

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.

  Meetings & Agendas


The next regular meeting of the Kentucky Real Estate Commission will begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2019, at 656 Chamberlin Avenue, Suite B, Frankfort, KY 40601.