The KREC Education Department is dedicated to ensuring that all licensees and prospective licensees receive the most up to date real estate courses available. Pre-license, post-license, and continuing education courses are available online or in-person. Feel free to contact KREC if you have specific questions regarding your education needs.
All licensees can check their education record through KREC eServices.
Pre-license Education to Obtain a Sales Associate License
Applicants for a sales associate license must complete ninety-six (96) hours of Commission-approved pre-license instruction or six (6) academic credit hours in real estate courses at an accredited college or university.
Pre-license Course Providers (select "SA Pre-licensing" from the drop-down menu)
Post-License Education (PLE)
All sales associates licensed after January 1, 2016 are required to complete forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education within the first two (2) years of obtaining an active license. Courses must be approved by the Commission for post-license education credit to count.
PLE Providers and Courses (select "Post-licensing Education" or "Both Continuing and Post-licensing Education" from the drop-down menu)
Additional Details on Post-License Education
Continuing Education (CE)
All actively licensed agents are required to attend six (6) hours of continuing education courses sponsored or approved by the Commission. Of the six (6) hours, three (3) hours must be in courses approved for law credit. All licensees, unless otherwise exempt, shall complete the mandatory continuing education requirement by December 31 of each calendar year.
Kentucky does require a state specific continuing education course (the Kentucky Core Course) to be completed by all active licensees subject to continuing education once every four (4) years.
Kentucky Core CourseKentucky requires a state specific continuing education course - the Kentucky Core Course - to be completed by all active licensees subject to continuing education once every four (4) years. No other continuing education course will substitute for the Kentucky Core Course. The Core Course will satisfy the continuing education requirements for licensees in the year that it is taken.
Be sure to check your education record on the KREC eServices to see when your CORE COURSE is due!
Broker Education Requirements
Applicants for a broker's license must complete twenty-one (21) academic credit hours (or 336 classroom hours) of qualifying education. Three (3) academic credit hours (48 classroom hours) must be obtained by completing the Brokerage Management course offered by a Commission-approved education provider. The remaining hours can be completed in a variety of courses.
List of Approved Broker Courses
|Course Type ||Classroom Hours ||Academic Credit Hours |
|Brokerage Management Course ||48 ||3 |
|Broker Curriculum Courses (pre-license courses for broker credit) ||144 ||9 |
|Broker Electives OR Academic Credit Hours (non-real estate, obtained at an accredited college/university) ||144 ||9 |
|TOTAL ||336 ||21 |
Interested in obtaining a broker's license? KREC recommends you submit a request for an education review to see how many hours you need prior to scheduling the broker's exam. You can submit a request by logging onto your KREC eServices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kentucky Real Estate Education Providers
All licensees who are issued a Kentucky license must operate in accordance with all Kentucky real estate laws and regulations. It is the licensee’s responsibility to read the laws and regulations and comply with them. This material is informational only. Any omission in these documents or verbal representation regarding licensure is not a reason for waiver of a licensing requirement.