License Renewals

Staggered Renewal Schedule

License expiration dates are staggered over a two-year period, with a different group of the alphabet expiring every other month.  Education and renewal of license are due by the last day of the month immediately preceding the license expiration date.
Renewal Schedule

Online Renewal


Online renewal is available 24/7 at least 45 days prior to the renewal due date. 

To renew an active license online, the 12 hours of continuing education must be on record with the Commission.  To check the continuing education status, click the Check CEU hours link on the Helpful Links menu.  Online renewal is not available if, since the license was issued or the last renewal, whichever is most recent, the licensee has been charged or convicted of a criminal offense, received a diversion or suspended imposition of sentence, or if the licensee has received disciplinary action against a professional or occupational license (other than the Kansas real estate license).

Receipt of Renewal

Applications for renewal are considered "received" according to the following:
  • Online - The date the renewal is completed online.
  • Email - The time-stamp on the email when a renewal is received in the Commission's email box.
  • Fax - The time=stamp on the fax when a renewal is received by the Commission
  • By mail - The date the envelope containing the renewal is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service.
  • In Person - The date the renewal is hand delivered to the Commission.  Public Access to Commission offices is by appointment only.

It is the licensee's responsibility to ensure a renewal application is received on or before the renewal date.

Renewing an Active License

Renewal of a license on active status requires 12 hours of continuing education (see Continuing Education and the Check CEU Hours link for further information).

There is one exception to the 12 hours of continuing education.  A new salesperson whose original license was issued on or after July 1, 2007, and whose license expires less than six months from the issue date is not required to complete the 12 hours for the first renewal of their license. 

The two-year renewal fee is $125.00 for a salesperson and $175.00 for a broker.

If a supervising or branch broker does not meet the requirements for active renewal by their license expiration date, the company must close. Unless the deficiency is corrected or another broker assumes the role of supervising broker or branch broker, all affiliated licensees must be transferred to another company or placed on inactive status.

It is a good practice for supervising or branch brokers to remind affiliated licensees with upcoming renewal dates to be sure they have completed the education requirement for renewal.

If an application for active renewal is received by the Commission and the continuing education requirement has not been met, the Commission will deposit the renewal fee and notify the licensee of the deficiency.

If the continuing education requirement cannot be met by the renewal due date, the licensee may choose to either renew late once the hours have been completed, or renew on inactive status by the renewal due date. An inactive licensee must make up the 12 hours for renewal before the license can be reinstated to active status.

Licensees who either fail to timely renew or who do not meet all of the requirements for active renewal must cease performing activities that require a license once the current license expires.

Licensees will be assessed a $50.00 late fee if all requirements are not received by the renewal due date.

A final notice is emailed to the licensee approximately 30 days prior to the end of the six month limit for late renewal of their license.

A license cannot be renewed if more than 6 months have elapsed since the expiration date.

Renewing an Inactive License

An inactive license must be renewed so that the license will be available to be reinstated to active status at a future date. The license may be renewed online by clicking the "Renew Your License" Quick Link or by submitting the Renewal Application with Late Addendum (REL-200) from the FORMS library.
The fee to renew on inactive status is the same rate to renew an active license.
$125.00 - salesperson
$175.00 - broker

The license is renewed for a two-year period.

The 12-hour continuing education requirement does not have to be met by the renewal due date for an inactive license. The 12 hours must be completed, however, at the time the license is reinstated to active status.

To place an active license on inactive status, the license must be returned to the Commission with the completed License Status Change form (REL-310).

If a supervising or branch broker is requesting inactive status, another broker must be transferred to the supervising or branch broker role to keep the company open and the affiliated licensees in place within the company.

If the license has been inactive for two or more years, continuing education totaling 6 hours for each full year the license has been on inactive status must be completed prior to reactivation in addition to the regular 12 hours required for the immediate past renewal period.

If the license has been inactive for five or more years, the licensure examination must be passed in addition to the continuing education requirements listed above, prior to reactivation.

After the appropriate hours (and exam, if required) have been completed, a license may be reinstated to active status by submitting a completed License Status Change form (REL-310).