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Kentucky Real Estate License Course

96-Hour Kentucky Sales Associate Pre-License Course Online

The fastest and most affordable way to get your real estate sales associate license in Kentucky! Here you'll learn:

  • How To Get Your KY License Online
  • What's Included In Our Courses
  • Why You Should Get Your KY License
  • General Information About the Kentucky Real Estate License Online Course
  • FAQ's
  • Articles For Further Education
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How to Get a Real Estate Salesperson’s License in Kentucky

A real estate sales associate applicant in Kentucky must be at least 18 years of age and show proof of high school graduation or its equivalent.

If you meet these qualifications, you can earn your Kentucky real estate sales agent license in 6 steps.

Step 1: Complete the 96-Hour Kentucky Pre-license Education Course

Kentucky sales associate license applicants must complete pre-licensing education before taking the exam. The education can be six credit hours in real estate courses from an accredited college or a 96-hour pre-license course from an approved proprietary school.

Once you pass the course final, you will be issued a course completion certificate. There is no time limit between when you finish the education and when you can take your exam.

Step 2: Submit Fingerprints for a Background Check

Kentucky requires all applicants to request a copy of their national criminal history before registering for the real estate exam or submitting their activation paperwork. You can contact the FBI at www.edo.cjis.gov or the Kentucky State Police for fingerprinting by visiting Uenroll.identogo.com.

Note that all national criminal history checks expire 90 days after the report date of issuance.

Step 3: Apply for the State Exam

The KREC has contracted with PSI to administer the state licensing exam. You must have finished your course hours and initiated your FBI background check before scheduling the exam.

The Kentucky Salesperson Exam costs $100 and is payable directly to PSI. The company accepts credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) for payment.

You’ll need your pre-license school code to schedule the exam. Codes are available from your school and also in the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin. Find the testing schedule on the PSI website or the state Candidate Handbook.

Online registration is the easiest and fastest way to set up your state licensing exam. You can also call 855-746-8176 for registration assistance.

Step 4: Take and Pass the State Exam

The Kentucky state exam has a national portion and a state portion. A passing score is 75%.

About the sales associate real estate exam:

  1. The national section is allocated 150 minutes to answer 80 questions.
  2. The state section is allocated 90 minutes to answer 50 questions.
  3. There may be five to ten "pretested" questions that will not count towards your score. These questions are not identified.

You can see the specific breakdown of questions asked by topic area in the Candidate Handbook.

If you pass the exam, you will receive your license application at the PSI testing center. If you fail, your score report will have diagnostic information. You must retake the failed portion(s) within (4) months.

Step 5: Purchase Errors and Omissions Insurance

Kentucky real estate licensees have the option to participate in the Kentucky Real Estate Commission’s group Errors & Omissions Insurance Policy carried by RISC Insurance Company. Basic plans start at $106 plus a KY and municipal surcharge. Or, you can carry E&O through a private carrier. No matter where you purchase your E&O coverage, the KREC charges a $10 processing fee.

Step 6: Apply for a Kentucky Sales Associate Real Estate License

You have 60 days from passing the state exam to apply for your sales associate license. The licensing fee is $130 for an active license, made payable to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission via credit card, debit card, or electronic check.

The documentation you’ll need includes:

  • Proof of high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Real estate education documentation via official college transcript or course completion certificate
  • Background check record and fingerprint card
  • Proof of E&O Insurance

KREC requires you to send all the documentation as a complete package. It will review your application and make a decision. Once approved, congratulations! You are a licensed Kentucky Sales Associate.

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What’s Included in Your Course​

Course Structure

The RealEstateU 96-Hour Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate’s Course is structured in the following way:

  • An orientation introduces you to the course structure.
  • The course content is taught with audio lectures. Written transcripts are available for every audio lecture.
  • The course hours are divided into multiple chapters, which break down into compact lessons.
  • Some lessons use an infographic or a contract document to illustrate concepts.
  • Each chapter finishes with a multiple choice quiz. Answer a minimum of 70% of the questions correctly to move onto the next chapter.
  • At the end of the course, you must pass a comprehensive final exam to successfully complete the course.
  • RealEstateU’s 96-hour Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate course teaches everything you need to know to meet the state’s real estate education requirement.
  • The short, audio lessons designed for remote learning. All lessons are self-paced, so learn the content on your schedule from anywhere.

Audio Transcripts

  • Each audio lesson is paired with a written transcript.

Beautifully Designed Infographics

  • Dozens of infographics illustrate the complex concepts essential for real estate.

Course Glossary

  • Look up the real estate key terms in the course Glossary, available as a PDF download.

Course Final Exams

  • The KY course requires you to pass the quizzes at the end of chapters. You must pass a final exam to fulfill the state’s pre-license education requirement.

Buy Our PDF Course Textbooks & Appendixes

You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!

Inside the course textbook is all the course content, including the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.

Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.

This allows you to review the course content offline. The course textbook also helps you print out individual lessons as needed.

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I was able to go back and listen again and again to the parts that I did not get from the beginning. This is something that wouldn't have been provided by being in a classroom setting. If you are looking to obtain your license just be persistent and don't give up on your dream! I was able to invest in this course and more than tripled my return on the first home which I sold short after I obtained my real estate license.

If this is something you think you'll enjoy try it out and take the risk. Why not risk on something that has the potential to double or triple your income on the side. Jump on the opportunity of getting your license, which honestly is the easy part. And then go all in on the process helping clients and customers get what they want, which is a great home buying/selling experience.

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Why Get an Kentucky Real Estate License

Enjoy the advantages of earning an Kentucky real estate sales associate license:

Income Potential

How much money do you want to make in a year? The more deals you source and close, the more money you can make!

Flexible Schedule

You make your schedule and set your own hours. By law, your principal broker can’t tell you when and where to work!

Work Part-Time or Full-Time

Use your license to earn extra income as a side gig. Or, slowly transition from your current career as you build a clientele. Of course, you can launch a full-time career and make real estate your perfect job.

Sell or Lease All Types of Real Estate

Holding a real estate license enables you to sell or lease all real estate throughout Kentucky.

Course Completion Time

All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 96-hour Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate Course (including the course exams).

Refund Policy

All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.