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National Criminal History Checks (Background Checks)

Individuals planning to obtain a Kentucky real estate license or activate an existing real estate license must request a copy of their national criminal history check prior to registering for the real estate exam or submitting their activation paperwork. There are two options for obtaining a national criminal history check:


The report is mailed to you and the average processing time is one week. 

Kentucky State Police

Cost: $51.25

Individuals must schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted through the Kentucky State Police:

KREC Service Code: 27GJR5

The report is sent directly to KREC.


How to Challenge and How to Obtain Your FBI Identity History Summary


Report information:

  • All national criminal history checks expire 90 days after the report date of issuance.
  • The KREC cannot issue a license without a valid report.