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Kansas Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Kansas education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC)

Kansas Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Kansas real estate salesperson license: 60 hours (The 30-hour Principles of Real Estate course is required before taking the license exam. The 30-hour Kansas Practice course is required prior to applying for a Kansas real estate salesperson's license.)
  • Kansas real estate broker license: 24 hours (The 24-hour Broker's Pre-license course is required before taking the license exam, but no continuing education credit is given for this course. The course must be approved by the Commission and is available by classroom or home-study method.)

Kansas State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

In Kansas, if an applicant holds a current broker’s or salesperson’s license in another state, the applicant does not have to complete Kansas’ prelicense course or the national portion of the exam. Applicants must submit current certification of license history from any jurisdictions that have issued a real estate license to the applicant. This must be filed no later than six months from the issue date of the certification. 

If the applicant is applying for a salesperson's license, he or she must complete the Kansas practice course and pass the Kansas portion of the exam. An active Kansas supervising broker must sign the license application. If the applicant is applying for a broker's license, he or she must complete the 4-hour Kansas law course and pass the Kansas portion of the exam.   

Kansas Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate professionals’ license renewals in Kansas are staggered over a two-year period with licenses expiring in groups based on the first letter of your last name
  • Real estate licensees in Kansas must complete 12 hours of real estate CE, and of these 3 hours must be the required salesperson and broker core course

Kansas Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.

 Kansas Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Provisional Trainee (The Provisional classification was established for those trainees who have met the education requirement of the license type they are training for, but have not met the test or experience requirements. If you intend to license as a provisional, the Board always recommends that you have your supervising appraiser in place prior to beginning the pre-license education process
  • Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

Kansas Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.  Satisfactory completion of the state examination (while the exam is not required for the Provisional Licenses, it must be passed prior to submitting your experience)
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees.

Kansas Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • The Provisional Appraiser must meet the same educational requirements as required for the license/certification type they are provisioning to.
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which consist of the following courses:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours), Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND:  Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND:  General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • Provisional Appraiser – No experience requirement
  • Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 30 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Kansas Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Appraisers renew annually. Appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education each 2 year renewal cycle
  • Continuing education is reported to the Board during each “odd” year renewal ever two years. Each education cycle runs from July 1 of each odd year through June 30 of the following odd year.
  • All licensees must take the 7-hour USPAP Update course or its equivalent by the “odd” year renewal

Kansas Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Kansas. 

Requirements to Become a Kansas Home Inspector: There are no current requirements

Home Inspection License Expiration: N/A

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: No CE currently required