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Kentucky Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Law Elective Hours
You Need: 6 3 3
We Offer: 6 3 3
License Renewal Period: 1 year

Kentucky Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Continuing Education Deadline: 12/31 each year

Renewal Date: 3/31 each year

Please Note: If you do not renew your license by 03/31 it will be cancelled and you will need to re-take the licensing exam and/or re-apply with KREC.  

For any student who did not complete their CE by 12/31 there are additional steps you need to take with KREC in order to maintain your license as well as pay a fine.

Hours Required By The state: 6 hours

  • 3 mandatory
  • 3 elective

NOTE: Kentucky requires a state specific Continuing Education course (the Kentucky Core Course) to be completed by all active licensees subject to continuing education once every four years. 

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE school in Kentucky; license number NR-0079

The CE Shop's Offering: 6 hours

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.

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 and posted 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.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and two (2) retakes of the Final Exam are permitted. If the exam is not passed after the second retake, the licensee must re-enroll at no cost (by contacting customer support) and retake the entire course, including the final exam.

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 renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Additional Licensing Information

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.  https://secure.kentucky.gov/KREC/LicenseRenewal/web/

From March 1st to March 31st, licensees can renew their license. Active licensees cannot renew until their principal broker has completed his/her renewal.

CE/PLE Dual Credit: Effective immediately, if a PLE student takes a course that is approved for both PLE and CE, they will get credit for both. This way, PLE licensees will not have to take extra CE courses for their last year of PLE, as long as they take a course that is approved for both in that calendar year.  Current CE Shop courses approved for BOTH PLE and CE: Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media Compliance ; Residential Property Management Essentials; Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate ProfessionalsWorking With Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies.

Kentucky Real Estate Commission

656 Chamberlin Avenue, Suite B

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502.429.7250

Toll Free: 888.373.3300

Fax: 502.429.7246


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