Realtors in Kansas and those who are interested in getting a real estate license know that 12 hours of continuing education is required in order to renew a license every two years from the date of issue. The educational requirements are different for brokers and salespersons; however, being able to complete the requirements can be easier if you choose realtor continuing education courses that let you study at your own pace and when it is convenient.
Broker Courses for Relicensing in Kansas
Licensed brokers in Kansas are required to take six mandatory course hours that include three hours of “Required Broker Core” and three hours of “Required Salesperson and Broker Core.” The other six hours may be chosen as elective courses. Areas covered in “Required Broker Core” include trust accounts, BRRETA and license act violations, management, issues with ranches and farms, leasing and commercial sales issues and procedure manuals. Misrepresentation and brokerage representation are covered in the “Required Salesperson and Broker Core” course.
Kansas Salesperson’s Courses for Relicensing
Salespersons who are new and whose license expires five or fewer months from the date of issue are not required to take the 12 hours of realtor continuing education courses needed to renew a license. However, these persons have “SA” as a prefix on their license numbers. Other salespersons are required to take 12 hours of education courses, and this is designated by “SP” as a prefix. Taking the three-hour “Required Salesperson and Broker Core,” class is mandatory for salespersons, with the remaining nine hours chosen from electives, while “Required Broker” class is in the elective category. Those who intend to become brokers before the date of license renewal should take this class, which counts toward becoming licensed as a broker.
Approved Elective Courses for Kansas Realtors
Taking elective courses to fulfill your requirement for license renewal lets you expand your expertise as a broker or salesperson or receive education in an area of interest. The Kansas Real Estate Commission has an extensive list of approved courses that you can take that include areas of finance, green homes, strategies, contracts and risk management. Classes must be taken that are approved by the commission. If one of your real estate related classes is not listed, you can request approval from the commission.
Ways to Take Education Courses for Relicensing
Courses for realtor continuing education are offered in a classroom setting and also as correspondence or online courses. While some realtors, despite busy schedules, might prefer a classroom setting, time constraints may make it easier for others to take online or correspondence courses. PDH Academy offers both correspondence and online courses that you can study for at home, on your tablet, laptop, iPad, Android or iPhone. Contact us for more information. Upon successful completion, we report your hours to the Kansas Real Estate Commission to make license renewal convenient and easy and give you your own completion certificate. Discounts are offered for groups by PDH Academy, and our support team can answer any questions you might have.