Kentucky Real Estate Exam Info

In the Kentucky , exams, licensing, and continuing education for real estate agents are governed by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission.

There are two basic real estate licenses in Kentucky, a sales associate's license and a broker's license. Generally, a salesperson's license allows the holder to sell real estate only under the auspices of a licensed broker. (Sales associates licenses are generally what people refer to when they say they have a real estate license.)

Sales Associate's License
All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six semester credit hours for an accredited college or university OR 96 classroom hours in approved real estate courses.
  • If licensed in a third state you must include a license certification listing the state(s) along with your application.

Broker's License
All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Must have actively been engaged in the real estate business for at least 20 hours per week for a two year period.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 12 semester credit hours for an accredited college or university OR 336 classroom hours in approved real estate courses.
  • Criminal background check.
  • If licensed in a third state you must include a license certification listing the state(s) along with your application.

Kentucky has reciprocal agreements with:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Colorado
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Illinois
  7. Indiana
  8. Iowa
  9. Mississippi
  10. Nebraska
  11. North Carolina
  12. Ohio
  13. Oklahoma
  14. South Carolina
  15. South Dakota
  16. Tennessee
  17. West Virginia

Anyone holding licenses from any of these above states may apply for a reciprocal license, and may be able to forego some classroom work and other requirements.