Article Summary: This article will help anyone looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of Kansas or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Kansas. Contents of this article may include information on real estate education, schools, training courses, continuing education, tests and exams, laws, license requirements, renewal information, forms and more..
The Kansas Real Estate Commission,
with offices in Topeka, Kansas, not only aims at protecting the public interest, but also
works at developing a customer-oriented consciousness that ensures continuous improvement
in the quality of its service.
The real estate agent license requirements may be viewed online.
The requirements for a real estate salesperson license in Kansas include being at least
18 years of age and having a high school diploma or its equivalent.
All applicants must complete prelicense education, including an approved 30-hour
Principles of Real Estate course, and a 30 hour Kansas practice course. Within 12 months
of finishing the education course, the applicant must pass the licensing examination.
Then, within six months of passing the exams, the applicant needs to apply for the
actual salesperson license. The application needs to be signed by the broker who will be
supervising the activity of the salesperson, and that broker needs to certify that the
applicant is trustworthy, honest and of a good reputation. The original license cannot be
issued on an inactive basis there must be a certifying broker.
The requirements for a real estate broker license in Kansas also include being at least
18 years of age and a high school diploma or its equivalent. Broker applicants need to
complete an approved 24-hour broker's prelicense course,
and must pass the licensing examination within 12 months of completing the course.
The broker applicant needs to have been actively engaged in real estate activities as a
salesperson in Kansas, or as a broker or salesperson in another jurisdiction, for at least
two years during the last five years.
Experience is evaluated by the Commission on a case-by-case basis, and all experience
in real estate or related businesses during the prior five years will be considered. Part
of what is considered actively engaged is defined as a minimum of 8-10 closed residential
or agricultural transactions per year, or 8-10 closed commercial sales or leases per year,
over any two-year period during the past five years. Depending on the size and complexity
of the commercial transactions, a fewer number of sales/leases may be considered adequate.
Kansas approves a wide variety of other experience that might qualify for the broker
license. These include having performed a substantial number of real estate closings for a
title company, escrow or real estate company, or a lender; having performed substantial
activities as a real estate appraiser; being a real estate attorney, or an officer in a
bank or mortgage company, plus real estate office management positions or having
professional real estate designations. Having a degree with either a major or minor in
real estate from an accredited university might also qualify for part of the experience
The license fee for brokers varies, depending
on the first letter of one's last name. The fees are staggered monthly over a two-year
period. The full two year broker fee is $150, and the salesperson's fee is $100.
The two-year renewal fee for a salesperson is $100. To renew either a
salesperson license or a broker license requires 12 hours of continuing education.
Although the $150 broker renewal fee and $100 salesperson renewal fee have to be paid for
inactive licenses, the 12 hours of continuing education do not need to be met. When the
license is reinstated though, the 12 hours needs to be completed.
The approved Real Estate Schools for Salesperson Prelicensure
include both classroom courses and online courses. The approved Real Estate Schools for Broker Prelicensure
include both home-study and classroom courses. Continuing education credit is not given
for the same courses that meet the prelicensure requirements. The prelicensure course is
not required for broker applicants who are eligible for licensure through reciprocity or
having requirements met in another jurisdiction. The approved Continuing Education
Real Estate Schools provide online courses, home study courses, and classroom
You can find your Kansas real estate forms online.
Real estate careers are strengthened by membership in the many organizations that
provide services for the professional agent. Those holding a real estate license usually
join organizations like the Kansas Association of Realtors, the
National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), and the Association of Real Estate
License Law Officials (ARELLO). The National Association of
the world's largest professional association, assists many in locating real estate jobs
within the industry. These organizations are also excellent resources for real estate