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Kentucky Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Real Estate Continuing Education Provider Number: 1042

What are the Real Estate Continuing Education requirements for Kentucky?

All License Types

  • Total Requirements: 12 CE hours
  • Annual Requirements: 6 CE hours

Are there any subject area requirements for Kentucky Real Estate CE?

All License Types

  • Law: 3 CE hours
  • Electives: 3 CE hours
  • Kentucky Core Course: 6 CE hours every 4 years (Core Course will satisfy the 3-hour law + 3-hour elective requirements for licensees in the year that it is taken)

When does Kentucky Real Estate CE have to be completed?

12/31 annually

Can Real Estate CE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be repeated more than once in the same calendar year.

Can Real Estate CE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Excess credit hours may not be carried forward to the next license term.

What is the Kentucky Real Estate license renewal process?

All licensees are required to renew by 3/31 every even year. Licensees will receive an email notification from the Commission regarding renewals when they are available. Licensees may renew online through KREC eServices account and pay fees. Active licensees must purchase E&O insurance before renewing. Failure to renew before March 31 of each even-numbered year shall result in the cancellation of the license and additional fees. All continuing education hours must be completed prior to submission of your license renewal with the Commission.

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What are the WebCE Kentucky Real Estate CE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are classified as distance education.
    Important Notice: No more than 9 hours worth of final exams can be completed in a 24 hour period.
  • Students will not have access to the final exam until the student’s time in the course equals the number of approved credit hours for the course.
  • Students must read the course material and answer each set of end-of-chapter quizzes with a score of at least 60 percent before taking an closed-book non-monitored final exam.
  • Exam passing score: 75%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

How often does WebCE report Kentucky Real Estate CE course completions?

Every business day to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. It may take up to 10 days before you see the credits post.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Kentucky Real Estate CE courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed.

Are there any CE exemptions?

The following are exempt from Kentucky CE requirements:
  • Individuals licensed by the commission prior to June 19, 1976.
  • A licensed reciprocal broker shall not be required to attend a continuing education course during the first calendar year in which he or she is first licensed in Kentucky.
  • A licensee shall not be required to attend a continuing education course during the first two (2) calendar years from the date of issuance of an initial sales associate license.

Who to contact for additional questions

Kentucky Real Estate Commission

  • Address: Mayo-Underwood Building, 500 Mero St., 2NE09, Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Phone: (502) 564-7760
  • Website:
This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 7/28/2023