Kansas really is flat as a pancake – its topography was compared to that of a pancake and there were many similarities. All of that flat land does make for great farming, but Kansas has some hilly areas as well, adding some diversity to the state.
By getting your Kansas real estate license, you can show your clients why so many people choose to live in the Midwest.
While real estate license requirements vary by state, the overall process is similar. Find all the information you need below to get your Kansas real estate license online.
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Kansas
Step One: Complete a 30-hour Principle of Real Estate course
Step Two: Pass both the National and State portions of the exam
Step Three: Complete a 30-hour Kansas Practice course
Step Four: Submit your application to the Kansas Real Estate Commission
Basic Kansas Real Estate License Requirements
To become a real estate agent in Kansas, the following requirements must be met:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
How Do I Apply for My Kansas Real Estate License?
Your first step is to complete a 30-hour Principles of Real Estate Course. After you complete the course in real estate principles, you have one year to take and pass both the state-specific and national portion of the exam. Once you pass the exam, your certificates are valid for six months, and you will need to take the 30-hour Kansas Practice Course within those six months.
You must submit your application within six months of the date you passed the exam. If you pass the state and national portions of the exam on different dates, the earlier exam date will be the start of the six-month period.
You must also submit to a KBI/FBI criminal background check. Fingerprint cards are available at KS licensing exam centers, or may be requested from the Kansas Real Estate Commission. You can access the Background Check Waiver form online (download Form REL-150). The background check is valid for six months.
You can submit your license application, exam score report, a $15 non-refundable application fee, and a $125 licensing fee within six months of the exam date.
When you file your application for a real estate license, it must be signed by a broker who chooses to supervise you. This individual will be responsible for determining that you are trustworthy and eligible to continue working in the field on your own eventually.
What Can I Expect During the Kansas Licensing Exam?
The Kansas Real Estate Licensing Exam consists of two sections – the real estate salesperson national exam and the real estate salesperson state specific exam. You must pass both of these sections within 12 months of completing your Kansas Practice Course.
The national portion of the Kansas Real Estate Salesperson exam has 80 questions. The time limit is 2.5 hours.
The state specific part of the Kansas Real Estate Salesperson Exam consists of 30 questions. The time limit is 1.5 hours.
You will leave the test center with your official score report, which also details how to submit your application for licensure.
Where Do I Take the Salesperson Exam?
You can take the Kansas real estate licensing exam by registering with the state testing facility, Pearson Vue. The Kansas exam fee is $82, and must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check. Payment will not be accepted at the test center. Retakes are $75.
To learn more, read our blog “How to Get Your Real Estate License in Kansas.”
Are You Approved by Kansas to Offer Pre-License Education?
PDH Academy is approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission to offer both 30-hour courses required to become a Kansas real estate agent. View our approval online.