KREC Education Requirements




All licensees can check their education record through KREC eServices.

All REALTOR® members can check their Code of Ethics record through NAR’s COE Training Selection

Post-License Education (PLE)

All sales associates licensed after January 1, 2016 are required to complete forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education within the first two (2) years of obtaining an active license. Courses must be approved by the Commission for post-license education credit to count.

Additional Details on Post-License Education

Continuing Education & Kentucky Core requirements (CE)

Per new regulatory rules, providers will not be given additional reporting and upload time. Licensees taking courses after December 21st of the calendar year may be subject to a cancelled license and will be assessed a $1,000 (new regulation) fine from KREC. There are no exceptions. We are advising all licensees to complete all required education prior to December 21st to ensure you will be reported before December 31st.

Per KRS 324.046, Licensees have to complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education each biennial license periodSix (6) of the twelve (12) hours must be in KREC-approved law courses. Six (6) hours MUST be completed by December 31st of the first year of the renewal period, three (3) of which must be in law. Licensees who take more than six (6) hours during the first year of the renewal period CAN use those excess hours towards the second year in the renewal period. Example: A licensee takes Core and an ethics course in 2020, totaling nine (9) hours of education in 2020. The licensee only has to complete three (3) hours of CE in 2021 to comply. This provision went into effect on January 1st, 2020.

The courses must be sponsored or approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC). 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. Visit the KREC website for more information or check your education status through the Kentucky Real Estate Commission Database

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Frequently Asked Questions

REALTOR® Member Code of Ethics Requirements (COE)

The Code of Ethics cycle required by NAR began on January 21, 2019. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2020.

NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. Training may be completed through REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses that are approved. Read the consequences of failing to complete the Code of Ethics training.

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