The Kentucky Real Estate Commission protects the public through the regulation, examination, and licensure of real estate sales associates and brokers. If you still have questions regarding licensing after reviewing the website, please feel free to contact KREC at (502) 564-7760 or PPC.KREC@ky.gov
Requirements for Licensure
Sales Associate: (Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED before taking steps to obtain a license.)
Broker: (Applicants must be licensed as a Kentucky sales associate, averaging at least twenty (20) hours per week for a minimum of 24 months immediately preceding the filing of the application.)
Additional information on:
Broker Education Hours
National Criminal History Checks
Candidate Testing Information
KREC currently has reciprocity agreements with Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Additional Information on:
Information for Existing Licensees
KREC forms pertinent to maintaining a license
Access your eServices account
eServices: Licensees in good standing with KREC can access their eServices account to update personal contact information, place the license in inactive status, renew the license, and check their education record. Principal brokers can also update escrow account information, change brokerage contact information, and release or accept a license.
More information regarding placing a license in inactive status and/or activating a license.
KREC may cancel a license for numerous reasons, including:
- failure to complete education
- failure to maintain errors and omissions insurance
- failure to renew a license, and
- failure to affiliate a license with a principal broker.
If your license is canceled, it can be placed into inactive or active status within one (1) year of cancellation.
Steps to Reinstate a Canceled License
To cancel a license, log on to your eServices account and select "Request Cancellation" from the Other Services section.
Need to find a licensee?
License Verification Database
Active License Directory