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How To Get Your Kentucky Real Estate License 

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Kentucky Sales Associate License

Getting your Kentucky real estate license might seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process.

Read on to learn about the six steps you’ll need to complete before starting your career in Kentucky real estate. To learn about how much it costs to get your real estate license, visit our Kentucky Pre-Licensing pricing page.

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To start:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Quick Facts:

  • What is the average KY real estate agent salary? According to, the average full time Kentucky real estate agent salary is $75,547 per year.
  • How long does it take to get a real estate agent license in Kentucky? Future agents who spend about 20 hours per week on coursework can be licensed in as little as 3-4 weeks.
  • You can use the Kentucky Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent's license status.


  1. Complete 96 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

    Successfully complete an approved 96 clock-hour Pre-Licensing course. Learn more about your package options here.

  2. Pass the course final exam.

    After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 75%. This final must be taken in the presence of a proctor, and you'll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Find out more about our online proctoring process here.

  3. Complete the background check requirement.

    Next, you must submit a set of fingerprints to the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of conducting a Kentucky and national fingerprint-based criminal history background check utilizing records of CBI and the FBI. For more information click here.

  4. Pass the Kentucky Real Estate Examination.

    PSI administers the Kentucky real estate licensing exam. This 130 question test is comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements.

    You will be given 240 minutes to complete the entire exam, 150 minutes for 80 general questions and 90 minutes for 50 state-specific questions. For more information, see the PSI candidate exam information here.

    Do you need help passing your Kentucky real estate exam? The CE Shop also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to Kentucky. If you have any additional questions, visit our Kentucky real estate exam frequently asked questions page.

  5. Complete the application.

    To apply for your Kentucky real estate license with the Kentucky Department of Professional Licensing, click here.

  6. Acquire Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance.

    Lastly, you must have Errors and Omissions insurance policy in place before obtaining an active license. For more information, click here.


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