Kansas Salesperson Pre-Licensing

How to Become a Kansas Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Kansas Salesperson License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the five steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Kansas real estate.
 

 

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Prequalification

To start,

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

  1. Complete 30 Hours of approved Pre-Licensing education

    Successfully complete an approved 60 clock hour Pre-Licensing course with 30 hours of principles of real estate and 30 hours of Kansas practice courses.

    The CE Shop offers this mandatory course through our advanced web-based platform, where the best of the classroom is combined with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. We prepare you for your licensing exam while providing you with the knowledge you need to begin a promising career in real estate. Find out more here.

  2. Pass the course final exam.

    After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, you must pass a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 90%.

  3. Complete the background check requirement

    Next, you must submit a set of fingerprints to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. This is for the purpose of conducting a Kansas and national fingerprint-based, criminal history background check, utilizing records of the KBI and the FBI. For more information click here.

  4. Pass the Kansas Real Estate Examination

    Pearson VUE administers the Kansas real estate licensing exam. This 140-question test is comprised of two portions, covering both general and state requirements. You will have 4 hours to complete the exam, 2.5 hours for the national portion and 1.5 hours for the Kansas portion. For more information, see the Pearson VUE candidate exam information here.

  5. Choose a sponsoring broker.

    To be licensed, you must first be associated with a current and active Kansas sponsoring broker. It's important to find the right broker to work with, since this person will serve as your mentor as you start your new career in real estate. Here are some questions to consider during your search:

    • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
    • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
    • Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems?
    • How do they support their agents with education and training?
    • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
    • Do they offer benefits?
    • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
    • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?
  6. Complete the application.

    Lastly, you must submit your application within 6 months of passing your exam. To apply for your Kansas real estate license with the Kansas Real Estate Commission, click here.

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