Kentucky Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements
Per KRS 324.046, Licensees have to complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education each biennial license period. Six (6) of the twelve (12) hours must be in KREC-approved law courses. Six (6) hours MUST be completed by December 31st of the first year of the renewal period, three (3) of which must be in law. Licensees who take more than six (6) hours during the first year of the renewal period CAN use those excess hours towards the second year in the renewal period. Example: A licensee takes Core and an ethics course in 2020, totaling nine (9) hours of education in 2020. The licensee only has to complete three (3) hours of CE in 2021 to comply. This provision goes into effect January 1, 2020.
Current Regulation:All licensees in active status are required to attend six (6) hours of continuing education courses, with three (3) hours being in real estate law. The courses must be sponsored or approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC). A licensee shall complete the mandatory continuing education requirement by December 31st of each calendar year. Additionally, Kentucky requires a state specific continuing education course (the Kentucky Core Course) to be completed by all active licensees subject to continuing education once every four years. Visit the KREC website for more information.
As of January 1, 2016, an individual obtaining their first, original Kentucky license is exempt for the first two (2) calendar years only, regardless of whether the license is issued in February or November. PLE is required during those two years. Please review the two links below for more information
Kentucky REALTOR® Member Requirements
REALTOR® Code of Ethics
As of January 1, 2017, the Code of Ethics training requirements are now two year cycles. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2019. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2020.
Kentucky REALTOR® Institute has 10 business days from the date of class to report education credits to KREC. Please provide KREC a few weeks to upload that information into their system.You can look up your continuing education/Core credits and license status online through the Kentucky Real Estate Commission Database.
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Standard Registration Fees
Early Bird registration: Up to 2 weeks prior to course
Regular Registration: Less than 2 weeks prior to course
CE Registration Fees
- Early Bird (½ Day Class): $30
- Regular Registration (½ Day Class): $40
CORE Registration Fees
- Early Bird (Full Day Class): $60
- Regular Registration (Full Day Class): $80
GRI Classroom Registration Fees
- Early Bird: $99
- Regular Registration: $129
GRI Webinar Registration Fees
- Early Bird: $129
- Regular Registration: $149