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:

  • Check the KREC website to verify that you meet the Experience Requirements for a Broker’s License.
  • Complete The 30-Hour Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals Course. Review textbook and course materials at your own pace. This certificate is valid for 12 months and is required to take the State Broker Licensing Exam. Upon achieving a passing score of 90%, download, and print your certificate. If your score is not 90%, you have additional attempts to retake the exam.
  • Pass both (Kansas and National) sections of the State licensing exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.  You receive a score report for each part of the exam. These two score reports are each valid for six months from the date you pass that section. We include a Pearson VUE Handbook in the mailed materials. 
  • Complete the 30-Hour Kansas Real Estate Broker Management Course.  This certificate is valid for 6 months.
  • Submit to a KBI/FBI Criminal Background Check. Your background check is valid for six months.


1. 30-Hour Kansas Real Estate Broker Fundamentals CourseCombination Home-Study and Online Format
$230 (KAR Members), $260 (Non-Members)

2. Schedule a Licensing Exam with the Pearson VUE Test Center.
$82, retake exams $75

You must pass the Kansas Broker Licensing 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 Kansas Broker Licensing  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 score reports 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 report expires. The application process must be completed within this six-month time frame or you will need to begin the process again.

3. 30-Hour Kansas Real Estate Broker Management Course – Hybrid Course (virtual & homestudy)
$230 (KAR Members), $260 (Non-Members)
-Zoom, October 28


4. Complete a fingerprint Background Check according to the instructions provided in the mailed materials. Fingerprinting can be obtained at your local Police Station, Sheriff’s Office, UPS Stores, or other fingerprinting services. Ink and Digital prints are accepted. $60

Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) Requirements for a Kansas real estate license

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20% cancellation 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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