Renewal Cycle: 2 Years
- If licensed before 2019, you operate on a Staggered Renewal Schedule.
- If licensed after January 1st, 2019, your renewal date is the 1st of the month, two years from the month of issuance. For example, if you were licensed December 17th, 2017, your renewal date is December 1st, 2019
CE Requirement: 12 hours
- Salesperson: 3-hour Salesperson & Broker Core
- Broker: 3-hour Salesperson & Broker Core | 3-Hour Broker Core
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my Kansas real estate continuing education requirements?
Kansas real estate licensees are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education each two-year license cycle. All licensees must complete the 3-hour Required Salesperson and Broker Core course. Salespersons must complete 9 hours of electives to total 12 hours. Brokers must complete the 3-hour Required Broker Core course and 6 hours of electives to total 12 hours.
How often must I renew my Kansas real estate license?
Kansas real estate licensees must renew their license every two years.
- Individuals who were licensed prior to January 1st, 2019 renew based on the first letter of their last name.
- B - December 31st, Even-Numbered Years
- C - February 28th, Odd-Numbered Years
- D & E - April 30th, Odd-Numbered Years
- F & G - June 30th, Odd-Numbered Years
- H - August 31st, Odd-Numbered Years
- I, J, K, & L - October 31st, Odd-Numbered Years
- M - December 31st, Odd-Numbered Years
- N, O, & P - February 28th, Even-Numbered Years
- Q & R - April 30th, Even-Numbered Years
- S - June 30th, Even-Numbered Years
- T, U, & V - August 31st, Even-Numbered Years
- W, X, Y, Z, & A - October 31st, Even-Numbered Years
NOTE: If your license expires you will move to the new renewal schedule based on license date rather than last name. Your renewal date will no longer change if your last name changes.
- Individuals who were licensed after January 1st, 2019 renew on the 1st of the month, two years from the month of issuance. For example, if you were licensed December 17th, 2017, your renewal date is December 1st, 2019.
When do I need to renew my Kansas real estate license?
License expiration dates are staggered over a two-year period, with a different group of the alphabet expiring every other month. Education and renewal of a license are due the last day of the month immediately preceding the license expiration date.
How do I renew my Kansas real estate license?
Online renewal is available 24/7 at least 45 days prior to the renewal due date. Late renewal is available until the expiration date. A paper Renewal Application with Late Addendum (REL-200) must be filed with the Commission in order to renew within the 6-month grace period after the license expires.
To renew an active license online, 12 hours of continuing education must be on record with KREC. To check the status of your continuing education, use Check CEU hours. Online renewal is not available if, since the license was issued or the last renewal, whichever is more recent, the licensee had been charged or convicted of a criminal offense, received a diversion or suspended imposition of sentence, or if the licensee has received disciplinary action against a professional or occupational license (other than the Kansas Real Estate license).
How much does it cost to renew my Kansas real estate license?
- $125 | Salesperson
- $175 | Broker
I missed the due date for my Kansas real estate license renewal, can I still renew?
Yes. A paper Renewal Application with Late Addendum (REL-200) must be filed with KREC to renew within the 6-month grace period after the license expires.
Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Kansas real estate license is inactive?
No. There is no requirement of Kansas real estate licensees to complete continuing education while the license is in an inactive status. However, licensees must complete the required continuing education before the license will be reactivated.
- If the license was recently renewed without continuing education on file, all required hours must be completed prior to reactivation.
- If the license has been inactive for two or more years, continuing education totaling 6 hours for each full year the license has been on inactive status must be completed prior to reactivation, in addition to the regular 12 hours required for the immediate past renewal period.
- If the license has been inactive for five or more years, the licensure examination must be passed in addition to the continuing education requirements listed above.
Does Kansas have reciprocity with other states?
Kansas does not offer reciprocity with other states, however, there are provisions for licensing if you hold a current real estate license in another state. Click here for more information.
How do I obtain a Kansas Real Estate Sales Agent or Broker License?
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
- Complete the required pre-license education
- Salesperson: Principles of Real Estate course (30 hours) and Kansas Practice course (30 hours)
- Brokers: Broker Pre-License Course (24 hours) — To be licensed as a broker in Kansas, you must have been licensed as a salesperson and ACTIVELY ENGAGED in real estate activities for at least 2 years out of the last 5 years. Qualifying licensed real estate activities must be for compensation and on behalf of a client or customer.
- KBI/FBI Background Check — Fingerprint cards are available at SK licensing exam centers, or may be requested from the Kansas Real Estate Commission. Instructions and Waiver Form (REL-150)
- Licensing Exam — Pass both the general and state sections within 12 months of completing the pre-license education
- Download the Candidate Handbook for information on exam scheduling and procedures.
- A license application is provided with the passing exam score.
- License Application — Must be filed within one of the time frames listed below, whichever occurs earliest:
- Six months of the exam pass date. If sections were passed on different dates, the earlier date starts the clock; or
- Six months of the earliest document date (ex. Certificates, Reports, etc.)
- Salesperson Application
- The application must be signed by a supervising or branch broker who will be responsible for supervising the applicant's real estate activities and who will certify that the applicant is honest, trustworthy and of good reputation.
- A new salesperson license expires according to a staggered renewal schedule based on the first letter of the last name. Twelve hours of continuing education will be required by the first renewal due date. If the license expires less than 6 months from issuance the 12 hours are not due until the second renewal date. License numbers for licensees in this category will begin with the letters "SA".
- An original license cannot be issued on inactive status.
- Broker Application
- The application must be signed by a supervising broker or a branch broker if the applicant is not applying to be a supervising broker. If applying to be a supervising or branch broker of a new office, complete the Open Company Form
- Complete the experience section of the application in detail
- Broker Experience Pages or
- Broker Transaction Log in lieu of MLS Reports
- Experience Requirements for Broker's License:
- Licensed as a salesperson in Kansas, or as a salesperson or broker in another state, and ACTIVELY ENGAGED for at least 2 years out of the last 5 years in activities which require a real estate license in Kansas. Qualifying licensed real estate activities must be for compensation and on behalf of a client or customer.
- Minimum requirements necessary for KREC staff to approve a broker application based on the delegated power of the KREC to the staff.
Licensed Transactions w/in 5 yrs
Less than 2 years 40 or more Restricted**
2 or more years 40 or more Unrestricted
2 or more years 20 to 39 Restricted**
3 or more years 30 or more Unrestricted
*Maximum of 5 transactions with personal interest. Staff cannot count team member transaction. Do not include transaction as a residential property manager.
**The restriction would prohibit supervision of any KS licensee. To request the restriction be lifted, a written petition must be submitted with new experience/education for consideration.
- If an applicant does not meet any of the criteria above the application will be forwarded to KREC members for renewing. KREC will approve, approve with restrictions and/or conditions, or deny your application based on their evaluation of the information provided.
- Experience in the real estate or a related business or a combination of such experience and education may be accepted if the Commission believes it qualifies the applicant to act as a broker. Real estate-related experience in the activities below can be considered by KREC.
Builder Transaction Manager Title Examiner
Developer Transaction Administrator Closing Examiner
Appraiser Licensed Assistant Mortgage Broker
Corporate Lease/Acquisition Manager Real Estate Office Trainer
Mortgage Lender Supervising Broker Real Estate Course Instructor
Real Estate Attorney
- Include with your application a resume or position description for consideration of these activities. A letter of recommendation from the supervising broker is required for consideration of activities as a Transaction Manager, Transaction Administrator, Licensed Assistant, or Real Estate Office Trainer.
- Documentation of real estate-related education such as a Bachelor's Degree or Minor in Real Estate and national or local designations will also be considered by KREC.
Kansas Real Estate Commission
700 SW Jackson St
Topeka, KS 66603-3785