Kentucky Sales Associate Pre-Licensing How to Become a KY Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Kentucky Sales Associate License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the six steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Kentucky real estate.





To start,

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

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

    Successfully complete an approved 96 clock hour Pre-Licensing course.

    The CE Shop offers this mandatory course through our advanced web-based platform, where the best of the classroom is combined with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. We prepare you for your licensing exam while providing you with the knowledge you need to begin a promising career in real estate. Find out more 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.

  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 an errors and omissions insurance policy in place before obtaining an active license. For more information, click here.

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