CE Requirements

Salesperson’s Requirement

Salespersons must meet a 12-hour continuing education requirement by their first renewal date and at each subsequent two-year renewal. An exception to the 12-hour requirement is provided for new salesperson’s whose first license expiration date is five months or less from the issue date of the original license. Salespersons in this category have an “SA” for their license number prefix. All salespersons with an “SP” license number prefix must complete the 12-hour requirement.

Of the 12 hours required for renewal, salespersons must complete at least 3 mandatory hours in the course titled: “Required Salesperson and Broker Core.”  A “Required Broker Core” class counts as an elective for salespersons. Salespersons who plan to become brokers prior to their renewal date, should include a “Required Broker Core” class as a part of their 12 hours, as the course is required to renew a Broker’s license.

Broker’s Requirement

Brokers must meet a 12-hour continuing education requirement by their first renewal date and at each subsequent two-year renewal.

Of the 12 hours required for renewal, brokers must complete at least 6 mandatory hours in two courses titled: “Required Salesperson and Broker Core” and “Required Broker Core.”

The “Required Salesperson and Broker Core” course covers brokerage relationships and misrepresentation.

The “Required Broker Core” covers one, or a combination of, the following six topics:

  • Procedure Manuals
  • Trust Accounts
  • Management, including all facets of supervising a real estate company
  • Common violations of the license act and BRRETA
  • Commercial sales and leasing issues
  • Farm and ranch issues

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Code of Ethics – NAR Membership Requirement

Code of Ethics is a membership requirement of the National Association of REALTORS®. It has no bearing on renewing or retaining a real estate license.

REALTORS® are required to complete a minimum of 2.5 hours of ethics training in four-year cycles. The current four-year cycle will end December 31, 2016.

Beginning January 1, 2017, REALTORS® will be required to complete a minimum of 2.5 hours of ethics training in two-year cycles.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method such as home study, classroom courses, or online courses.

See KAR’s Education Offerings to fulfill your Code of Ethics requirements.

Commission Records

Each licensee’s record is updated from rosters or distance education certificates supplied to the Commission by the real estate school. The school is required to report the student’s attendance to the Commission with seven days of the course completion date, or by the license renewal date, whichever is sooner.

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