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 24-Hour Broker Pre-License Course The Broker PreLicense Course certificate is valid for 12 months and is required to take the State Exam.

Pass Both (State And National) Sections Of The State Exam You will receive a completion report for each part of the exam. (These two reports 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.)

24-Hour Broker Pre-License Course – Home-Study Format

$150* (KAR Members), $180* (Non-Members)

*Plus a $10 shipping/handling fee

  • Review textbook and course materials at your own pace.
  • Complete a two-part (State and National), open-book online exam and create your certificate upon achieving a passing score of 90%. If your score is not 90%, you will get additional attempts to retake the exam.
  • The Broker Pre-License certificate is valid for 12 months, which means you must pass the State Exam within 12 months.

Purchase the Broker Pre-License Course

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

By Phone: Call 800-366-0069, ext. 2129.

*NOTE – If you are purchasing a home-study course you will not be registering for a class you will be purchasing a product – these are different instructions and processes.

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 Broker Pre-License Course and it contains information on scheduling the State Licensing Exam and exam procedures. You can download the guide at

You must pass the State Exam within 12 months of the date on your Broker Pre-License certificate.

  • Make an appointment with Pearson VUE to take the State Exam, the examination fee is $82, retake exams is $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 certificate will be issued for that portion of the exam.
  • If you passed both sections of the State Exam your certificates are valid for six months. If you passed only one section of the State Exam you must pass the other section and complete the application process before the first certificate 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 (cashier’s check or money order payable to KREC)

A finger-printing/background kit is included with the Broker PreLicense Course, you may request a kit from KREC, or you may pick one up at the Pearson VUE testing center when you take the State Exam. Your background check is valid for six months.

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