Salesperson License Requirements

Salesperson Pre-Licensing Checklist

If you meet the requirements below, use this step-by-step checklist to obtain a Kansas Real Estate Salesperson license.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 58-3043,  the Commission may restrict or deny an applicant’s license.

Applications pursuant to K.S.A. 48-3406. Substitute (Sub.) for HB 2066 was enacted by the 2021 Legislature amending K.S.A. 48-3406. Applicants who may qualify include military service members, military spouses, applicants who reside in Kansas, or applicants who intend to reside in Kansas. Applicants must hold a current valid license in another jurisdiction for at least two years immediately preceding application and not have past or pending disqualifying criminal records or disciplinary actions. If you believe you qualify pursuant to this statute, please contact KREC to request an application form. More information related to 2021 Sub for HB 2066 can be found here. During the 2024 Legislative Session, House Bill 2745 was adopted which exempts spouses of active military servicemembers who reside or plan to reside in Kansas due to the assigned military station of the individual’s spouse from all occupational licensing, registration, and certification fees. Effective July 1, 2024, eligible individuals as defined by the bill will be exempt from all original application and license fees, Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) background check fees, and renewal application fees. The applicant or licensee is responsible for indicating eligibility for the exemption each time an application form is completed and could be subject to discipline if eligibility is misrepresented pursuant to K.S.A. 58-3062(f)(1).

The Commission will not process an incomplete application. The $125.00 license fee will be refunded if the application is incomplete or denied by the Commission.

Applicants Must:

1.    Be at least 18 years of age.

2.     Have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

3.     Show proof of successful completion of sixty (60) hours of salesperson pre-license education courses approved by KREC.

4.     Comply with all application procedures required by KREC.

5.     Pass the real estate salesperson license exam before the course certificate expires.   

6.     Affiliate with a licensed Kansas Real Estate Broker;  application must be signed by a supervising or branch broker certifying the applicant’s honesty, trustworthiness, and good reputation and acknowledging any pending charge, conviction, diversion, or suspended imposition of sentence received by the applicant.
  • An original license cannot be issued on inactive status. 

Supporting Documentation

Submit the following with the license application, if applicable:

1.     Supporting documentation concerning any of the following:
  • denial, revocation, suspension, voluntary surrender of license or any other disciplinary action taken against any professional or occupational license or certificate ever held by the applicant (include a copy of the disciplinary order and explanation);
  • a final court judgment from real estate related litigation filed against the applicant or a real estate company owned in whole or part by the applicant (include an explanation and a copy of the settlement agreement);
  • any pending misdemeanor or felony charges, any conviction of a criminal offense, or any diversion or suspended imposition of sentence for a criminal offense. Include a letter explaining the offense. If requested by the Commission, submit all documentation related to the criminal action.
2.     If the applicant is reporting disciplinary action, charges, or convictions, the Commission recommends submission of the following:
  • Letters of recommendation or character references
  • Certificates of completion for any treatment, therapy, victim panel, or group program
  • A resume including scholastic, community, volunteer, and work experience
  • A statement regarding the applicant's character, the nature and extent of any rehabilitation, or mitigating circumstances concerning illegal activities or conduct