KREC Requirements for a Kansas Real Estate License

License Requirements

The basic requirements to be eligible to obtain a real estate license in Kansas are:

• You are at least 18 years of age.
• You have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• You have NOT been convicted of certain felonies within a specific timeframe.
The steps required to apply for licensure by the Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) are:

30-Hour Principles of Real Estate Course Home-Study PLUS - $195
A 30-hour course title "Principles of Real Estate" is required before taking the license exam. The course must be
approved by the Commission. It is available by classroom or distance education.
    • Attend a two-day live classroom presentation
    • Receive textbook and course materials the day of class and review materials with the instructor and 
       through online Diagnostic Tests to be taken at the end of each Unit in the textbook (link will be emailed to you).
    • Complete a two-part, open-book online exam and score at least 90% on each section. If your score is not 90%,
       you will get additional attempts to retake the exam.
    • Once you've achieved a 90% score, fill out the information for your certificate online and print. Your education
       certificate is valid for 12 months, which means you must pass the State Exam within 12 months.
The Kansas Association of REALTORS® will give you, along with your Certificate, a Candidate Handbook containing 
information on scheduling the State Exam and exam procedures.
You must pass the State Exam within 12 months of the date on your education certificate.

Kansas State Exam - $82 ($75 for a re-take exam, if necessary)
    • Make an appointment with Pearson VUE to take the State Exam
    • Pass the timed and closed-book exam with a score of at least 70% on each section (State and National) of the two-part exam.
    • Once you pass either the State of the National section of the exam, a certificate will be issued for that portion of the exam.
    • If you passed both sections of the State Exam your certificates are valid for six months. If you passed only one section of the 
      State Exam you must pass the other section and complete the application process before the first certificate expires. If you don't
      complete your application process within this six-month time frame you will need to begin the process again.

For more information, click here to visit the KCEC Website.

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