Kansas Broker’s License Requirements for Out of State Brokers

The steps required for an out of state Broker to apply for a Kansas Broker’s license from the Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) are:

Complete The 4-Hour Kansas Law Course  The 4-Hour Kansas Law Course certificate is valid for 12 months and is required to take the State Exam.

Pass The State Portion Of The State Exam You will receive a completion report for the exam. (This report is valid for six months from the date you pass.)

Submit To A Kbi/Fbi Criminal Background Check (Your background check is valid for six months.)

4-Hour Kansas Law Course – Home-Study Format – $50*

*Plus a $5 shipping/handling fee

  • Review course materials at your own pace.
  • Complete the exam and return it to Kansas Association of Realtors® for grading.
  • If your score is not 90%, you will get additional attempts to answer correctly.
  • When you achieve a 90% score, a certificate will be created and emailed to you. The 4-Hour Kansas Law Course certificate is valid for 12 months, which means you must pass the State Exam within 12 months.

Purchase the 4-Hour Kansas Law 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 Licensing Exam – $82, retake exams $75

A Pearson VUE Kansas Real Estate Candidate Handbook is included with the 4-Hour Kansas Law Course and it contains information on scheduling the State 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 education 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 on the State portion with a passing score of 70%.
  • When you pass the State section of the exam, a certificate will be issued for that portion of the exam.
  • The State Exam certificate is valid for six months. If the license application process is not completed within this six-month time frame 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 4-Hour Kansas Law

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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