Kansas Real Estate License Requirements

The Kansas Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of Kansas. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in Kansas are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Kansas salesperson license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check. Fingerprint packets may be obtained at most Kansas real estate schools or real estate exam centers.

No prior real estate experience is required to obtain a Kansas salesperson license.

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and complete a 30 hour Principles of Real Estate Course.

Kansas Real Estate License Requirements

Kansas Real Estate License Requirements

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state and national real estate salesperson exam with a minimum score of 70% within 12 months of completing the prelicense education course. The general portion of the exam consists of 80 questions with a 2.5 hour time limit. The state portion consists of 30 questions with a 1.5 hour time limit.

A Kansas salesperson license application must be submitted within six months of passing the exam along with proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Kansas.

All licensees must complete 12 hours of continuing education during each two year renewal period, which must include:
Three hours of Required Salesperson and Brokers course.

As of 3/8/07, all reciprocity agreements were canceled.

Fees to obtain a Kansas salesperson license include:
Exam Fee: $75
License Application Fee: $15
Salesperson License Fee: $100


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Kansas broker license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check. Fingerprint packets may be obtained at most Kansas real estate schools or real estate exam centers.

At least two years of active real estate experience during the past five years is required.

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and complete a 24 hour Broker prelicense course.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state and national real estate broker exam with a minimum score of 70% within 12 months of completing the prelicense education course. The general portion of the exam consists of 80 questions with a 2.5 hour time limit. The state portion consists of 30 questions with a 1.5 hour time limit.

A Kansas broker license application must be submitted within six months of passing the exam.

All licensees must complete 12 hours of continuing education during every two year renewal period, which must include:
Six hours of two courses titled Required Salesperson & Broker and Broker Core.

As of 3/8/07, all reciprocity agreements were canceled.

Fees to obtain a Kansas broker license include:
Exam Fee: $75
License Application Fee: $15
Broker License Fee: $150


References:

Kansas Real Estate Candidate Handbook: April 2013: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/091700.pdf

Kansas Real Estate Commission: Salesperson License Fee Schedules: http://www.kansas.gov/krec/spfees.html

Kansas Real Estate Commission: Broker License Fee Schedule: http://www.kansas.gov/krec/brokerfees.html

Kansas Real Estate Commission: Continuing Education: http://www.kansas.gov/krec/ce_prov.html

Kansas Real Estate Commission: Education: http://www.kansas.gov/krec/education.html

Kansas Real Estate Commission: http://www.kansas.gov/krec/license.html


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