Kentucky Sales Associate Pre-Licensing

How to Become a Kentucky Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Kentucky Sales Associate License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the six steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Kentucky real estate.




Complete 96 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

To prepare you to take the exam and to satisfy the Pre-Licensing education requirement, The CE Shop offers the coursework through its advanced online learning platform, designed specifically for aspiring and existing real estate professionals.

Our courses have the ease and convenience of an online education, so you can schedule your learning around existing obligations. Our courses offer real-world scenarios, situations, and examples that are relevant to the real estate industry, preparing you to pass your state licensing exam and enter the world as a real estate professional in Kentucky.




Complete the course final exam.

Upon completion of all the course material, we’ll provide you with a practice exam to prepare you for the course final exam. The final exam is comprised of 100 questions and requires a minimum passing score of 75%.

You must take the final in the presence of a proctor, and you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Find out more about our online proctoring process here.



Complete an FBI Criminal Background Check.

KREC requires an FBI background check for all applicants. More information regarding the FBI Criminal Background Check can be found here.




Pass the KY Real Estate Sales Associate Examination.

The Sales Associate Exam is comprised of two sections: General and State. The “General” section is comprised of 80 questions and the time allowed to take it is 150 minutes. The “State” section has 40 questions and the time allowed to take this section is 90 minutes. There is an examination fee, unless you are taking just one of the two sections. PSI provides a Candidate Information Bulletin which provides all the specifics about this exam, where to take it, and other important details about the exam.




Attain Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance.

E&O Insurance is mandated for all real estate licensees to cover all real estate brokerage activities. Learn more about the details here.




Apply for licensure within 60 days of passing the exam.

After you’ve passed both sections of the Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate Examination, you must apply for your license within 60 days. Additional information regarding the application can be found here.