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Kentucky Post-Licensing Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 48 32 16
We Offer: 48 32 16
License Renewal Period: year

Kentucky Requirement Detail for Real Estate Post-Licensing Education

All new sales associate licensees to complete forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education courses (PLE) within two (2) years of obtaining and activating a real estate license.  (If you received your sales associate license prior to January 1, 2016, you are not required to complete PLE.)

Hours Required By The State: 48 hours

  • 32 hours of mandatory course content
  • 16 hours of elective course content

Final Exam Instructions: Each course contains a Final Exam. A minimum score of 75% is required to pass and 2 (two) retakes of the Final Exam are permitted.

Seat Time: The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

Maximum Hours Allowed In a 24-Hour Period: No more than nine (9) hours of post-license education shall be taken in a twenty-four (24) hour period. 

The CE Shop Offering: 48 hours

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. The state requires schools to report course completions within seven to ten days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date.  Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your certificate of completion will reflect this. 


Kentucky Real Estate Commission

Street Address: 656 Chamberlin Avenue, Suite B, Frankfort, KY 40601

Telephone: 502.429.7250 or 888.373.3300

Fax: 502.429.7246

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