Kentucky Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For sales associates:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Proof of completion of pre license education.
  • You must go through a complete FBI criminal background check.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination and apply within 60 days.
  • Complete the application form given to you upon passing the exam on site.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Sales Associate: $100). License (Sales Associate: $60)

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Proof of completion of 21 credit hours with 12 in real estate from an accredited college with three 3 credit hours in Brokerage Management or three hundred thirty-six (336) classroom hours in real estate from an approved proprietary school with 48 in Brokerage Management. To request an education review you can fill in this form and allow 10 days of processing before you register for an examination.
  • You must go through a complete FBI criminal background check.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination and apply within 60 days.
  • Complete the application form given to you upon passing the exam on site.
  • The application will have an experience verification affidavit, you must have 2 years of experience working at least 20 hours a week as a licensee.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $100). License (broker: $30).

What score do I need to pass?

The Sales Associate exam consists of 80 national questions and 40 state-specific questions. To pass, you must answer correctly at least 75% of the questions.

The broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 40 state-specific questions. To pass, you must answer correctly at least 75% of the questions.

You will receive your score immediately after you complete your exam.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the sales associate exam: you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

  • For the broker exam: you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver's license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). One of them must be government issued and photo bearing.
  • You must bring a basic, silent, non-programmable calculator which does not have a keyboard containing the alphabet.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The national portion of the multiple choice exam consists of the following sections:

  • Property Ownership
  • Land use controls and regulations
  • Valuation and market analysis
  • Financing
  • General principles of agency
  • Property condition and disclosures
  • Contracts
  • Transfer of title
  • Real estate calculations
  • Specialty areas

The state-specific portion of the multiple choice exam consists of the following sections:

  • Real Estate Commission
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Brokerage Activities and Requirements
  • License Law Requirements for Contracts
  • Disclosures and Agency Issues
  • Property Management

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