Salesperson License Requirements

Applicants Must:

1.    Be at least 18 years of age.

2.     Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

3.     Contact an approved course provider and complete the education requirement.
  • 30-hour Principles of Real Estate course (not required for applicants with a current real estate license in another state)
  • 30-hour Kansas Practice Course
4.     Submit a completed fingerprint card, background waiver form, $60.00 non-refundable background check fee, and $15.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Most law enforcement offices offer fingerprinting for licensure purposes.  See instructions for completing the fingerprint card and the background waiver form.   You may fill in the Commission’s ORI #, KS920120Z, if it is not printed on the card. Fingerprint cards are also available from pre-license course providers, Kansas exam centers, and the Commission.
5.     Pass the license exam before the course certificate expires.
  • For information on exam scheduling, exam fees, and other procedures, download the Pearson Vue Candidate Handbook.
  • Applicants with a current license in another state must request a waiver of the National portion of the exam at www.pearsonvue.com/ks/realestate and then schedule the Kansas portion of the exam.  Staff cannot apply the waiver at the exam center.
  • Pearson Vue will provide a license application when you pass the exam.
6.     The application must be signed by a supervising or branch broker certifying the applicant’s honesty, trustworthiness, and good reputation. 
  • An original license cannot be issued on inactive status.

7.     Include a nonresident form (REL-110) if not a Kansas resident.

8.     Email or fax to the Commission the application, $125.00 license fee, and any applicable supporting documentation (see below).

Pursuant to K.S.A. 58-3043,  the Commission may restrict or deny an applicant’s license.

The Commission will not process an incomplete application. The $125.00 license fee will be refunded if the application is incomplete or denied by the Commission.

Supporting Documentation

Submit the following with the license application, if applicable:

1.     A License History Certification for any real estate license ever held in any state or jurisdiction other than Kansas.
  •  Submit via email to  krec@ks.gov.
  •  Certifications expire six months from the date of issuance.
  • The Missouri Real Estate Commission requires applicants to request the inclusion of pre-license education and exam information on certifications.
2.     Supporting documentation concerning any of the following:
  • denial, revocation, suspension, voluntary surrender of license or any other disciplinary action taken against any professional or occupational license or certificate ever held by the applicant (include a copy of the disciplinary order and explanation);
  • a final court judgment from real estate related litigation filed against the applicant or a real estate company owned in whole or part by the applicant (include an explanation and a copy of the settlement agreement);
  • any pending misdemeanor or felony charges, any conviction of a criminal offense, or any diversion or suspended imposition of sentence for a criminal offense. Include a letter explaining the offense and documentation from your proposed supervising broker stating they’re aware of the charges and willing to supervise you. If requested by the Commission, submit all documentation related to the criminal action;
3.     If the applicant is reporting disciplinary action, charges, or convictions, the Commission recommends submission of the following:
  • Letters of recommendation or character references
  • Certificates of completion for any treatment, therapy, victim panel, or group program
  • A resume including scholastic, community, volunteer, and work experience
  • A statement regarding the applicant's character, the nature and extent of any rehabilitation, or mitigating circumstances concerning illegal activities or conduct