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 requirement.

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 courses.

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 Realtors (NAR), 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 education.

Kansas Real Estate Forms

Kansas Reciprocity States

Effective 3/8/07, all reciprocity agreements are cancelled.

(as of 2/23/2010)


Kansas Approved Real Estate Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education

Community Colleges

Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS
Johnson Community College
Washburn University - Topeka
Private Schools

American School of Real Estate Express, LLC (St. Louis)
Career Education Systems Inc (Wichita KS, and Kansas City, MO)
Career WebSchool (aka Cengage Learning Inc) (Atlanta, GA)
Dinning-Beard Center for Career Development (Wichita)
Kansas Association of Realtors (Topeka)
Lowry School Of Real Estate (Joplin)
Realty School of Kansas (Wichita)
Last Update:  3/1/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit the Kansas Real Estate Commission website for the latest list of approved real estate schools.