Broker Pre-License (Getting a Broker’s License in Kansas)

 (If you are pursuing a Kansas Broker’s license and are licensed in a state other than Kansas, please click here)

The steps required to apply for a Broker’s license by the Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) are:

  • Complete The 30-Hour Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course. The Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course certificate is valid for 12 months and is required to take the State Exam.
  • Pass both (Kansas and National) sections of the State licensing exam. You will receive a score for each part of the exam. (These two scores are each valid for six months from the date you pass that section.)
  • Submit to a KBI/FBI Criminal Background Check (Your background check is valid for six months.)

30-Hour Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course – Combination Home-Study and Online Format

$220* (KAR Members), $250* (Non-Members)

*Plus a $10 shipping/handling fee

  • Review textbook and course materials at your own pace.
  • Complete the online course exam, upon achieving a passing score of 90%, download and print your certificate. If your score is not 90%, you will get additional attempts to retake the exam.
  • The Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals certificate is valid for 12 months, which means you must pass the State Exam within 12 months.

Purchase the Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course

Online: Go to KANSASPORTAL.RAMCOAMS.NET and follow instructions to purchase the course.

By Phone:  800-366-0069, ext. 2129.

The cancellation fee is 20% of the registration fee.  No refunds or transfers will be granted once the course has begun or materials have been picked up or shipped.

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Kansas State Exam – $82, retake exams $75

A Pearson VUE Kansas Real Estate Candidate Handbook is included with the Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course and it contains information on scheduling the Licensing Exam and exam procedures. You can download the guide at www.pearsonvue.com/ks/realestate/.

You must pass the State Exam within 12 months of the date on your Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals certificate.

  • Make an appointment with Pearson VUE (800-274-4971) to take the State Exam. The examination fee is $82, retake exams are $75.
  • Pass the timed and closed-book exam with a score of 70% on each section (State and National) of the two-part exam.
  • When you pass either the State or the National section of the exam, a score report will be issued for that portion of the exam.
  • If you passed both sections of the Exam your scores are valid for six months. If you passed only one section of the Exam you must pass the other section and complete the application process before the first score expires. The application process must be completed within this six-month time frame or you will need to begin the process again.

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KBI/FBI Criminal Background Check – $60  (Email or fax payment information to KREC with the background waiver form)

A finger-printing/background kit is included with the Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course, you may request a fingerprint card  from KREC, or you may pick one up at the Pearson VUE testing center when you take the State Exam.  Cards are also available at your local police station or sheriff’s office.  Your background check is valid for six months.

Effective January 1, 2020, and additional 30-hour course, the Kansas Real Estate Broker Management Course is required.

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