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.
Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Kansas
- Complete a 30-hour Principle of Real Estate course
- Pass both the National and State portions of the exam
- Complete a 30-hour Kansas Practice course
- Submit your application to the Kansas Real Estate Commission
Basic Kansas Real Estate License Requirements
You must be at least 18 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or GED in order to become a Kansas real estate agent.
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 and 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 here (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.
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 is comprised 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.”
PDH Academy is approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission to offer both 30-hour courses required to become a Kansas real estate agent. You can view our approvals here. Visit our website at www.pdhrealestate.com to get started today!
Questions about your license application or licensure requirements should be directed to:
Kansas Real Estate Commission
Address: Jayhawk Tower, 700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 404, Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone number: (785) 296-3411
For exam registration information, you may contact Pearson VUE at:
Address: 5601 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437
How much money does a Real Estate Agent make in Kansas?
A Real Estate Agent in Kansas earns an average salary of $40,334 per year.
When do I have to complete the state exam?
You must pass both the national and state-specific sections within 12 months of completing your Principles of Real Estate course.
How do I register for the state exam?
Registration for the exam can be done with the exam provider, PearsonVue. You can register at PearsonVue.com
What are some of the key attributes of a Real Estate Agent?
- Honesty and integrity
- Knowledge of purchase process
- Knowledge of real estate market
- Communication skills
- Negotiation skills
- Attention to detail
- Energy and drive
Kansas Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements
In Kansas, you also need 12 hours of continuing education every two years to renew your real estate license. Salespersons and Brokers must take at least 3 mandatory hours in an approved course titled “Kansas Required Core.” Salespersons and Brokers must then take 9 elective hours.
PDH Academy’s 12-hour Renewal Bundle will meet the requirements of both salespersons and brokers. Visit our website to enroll today!
For more information on renewing your Kansas real estate license, please visit the Kansas Real Estate Commission’s website at https://krec.ks.gov/.