Kansas Real Estate Requirements
Article Summary: This article provides a summary for basic qualification requirements for a person to obtain their Kansas Real Estate Salesperson License. A summary of information is provided below including prequalifications, educational hours, broker licensing, renewals and more..
The Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) is made up of five members appointed by the Governor from each of the four congressional districts for a four-year term. Their aim is to protect public interest within the real estate industry with a customer service focus while regulating all real estate licensees within the state.
Being at least 18 years of age and having a high school diploma or equivalent is the first prequalification to successfully receiving a Kansas Real Estate Salesperson License. KREC provides a salesperson pre-licensing checklist here.
When it comes to pre-licensing education, the KS requires an application to complete an approved 60 hour course with 30 hours of principles of real estate and 30 hours of Kansas practice course. There is then a final exam at the end of the course that has a minimum passing score of 90%.
Fingerprints have to be submitted to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation for the necessary background check. The Commission contracts Pearson VUE to take care of the real estate licensing exam. On their website, one can find more specific information about the exam and scheduling.
For an individual to be licensed, they must first be associated with a current and active Kansas sponsoring broker. A license application should be submitted within 6 months of passing the state exam. The fee that must be paid for a salesperson license fee is $125.
The experience requirement for a Broker’s license includes being actively engaged for at least two years of the last three years in activities. There are a certain amount of transaction points also required which are outlined by the Commission. An applicant must complete 60 hours of broker pre-license education courses approved by KREC and pass the real estate broker license exam before the course certificate expires.
In order to renew an active license, a licensee must have 12 hours of continuing education complete within every two year renewal period. One can find a directory of approved continuing education providers and course requirements here.
Obtaining your real estate license in Kansas isn’t difficult if you have the time and desire to do it. It’s a process that takes some serious commitment, and you have to meet a number of requirements before you can even begin. You must be at least 18. You must have at least a high school education or GED, and you must be willing to submit your fingerprints to the state as well as pass a background check. From there, you are going to need to pass the educational requirements associated with a real estate license in Kansas.
Everyone who practices real estate in Kansas has to take 60-hours of pre-license coursework. This coursework is designed to help you become the best possible realtor, and it’s not an option. These classes can be taken online or you can take them in a classroom setting. The facility you choose must be approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission. They are not free, but the fees depend on where you take the courses. You must pass each if you hope to apply for an application to take the real estate exam. You also have to take an additional 30-hours of coursework call Kansas Practice in the first six months after passing the state exam.
To take the state exam after satisfactory completion of the classes required, you have to apply online through Pearson VUE. You have to pay a $75 testing fee to take the exam, and you must pass with a 70 or higher. You can retake the exam at a later date if you do not pass, but you must pass within a year if you want your pre-license coursework to remain valid. You must pay to take the test every time you take it.
Fingerprints and Application
Now that you’ve passed your exam, you have to submit your license application to the state. This requires you get your fingerprints taken and submitted to the state first. You can do this at any school, any exam center, or the police department for a small fee. You also have to provide the Commission permission to perform a background check, which is a fee of $64. Then you can submit your application. This is $15, and it’s available at your testing center when you pass the exam. Your license is then passed onto your broker, and he or she will provide it to you.
Disclosure:: Please be aware that these requirements change from time to time, we do our best to monitor the changes but it is always best to go to the source to confirm the requirements!