How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Kansas

How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Kansas

Becoming a real estate agent in Kansas requires ongoing professional education. Pre-license courses make you eligible to take the state license exam. You also need to meet certain continuing education requirements to renew your license.

Below, you'll learn more about the requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Kansas real estate license set by the Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC).

What Are Kansas' Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education Requirements?

KREC requires 60 hours of pre-licensing coursework from an approved provider.

That includes:

  • 30 hours of Principles of Real Estate
  • 30 hours of Kansas Real Estate Practice

AgentCampus by 360training doesn't offer Kansas pre-license courses at this time, unfortunately – only continuing education. You can find a pre-license- authorized school on KREC's website.

Who is Eligible to Become a Real Estate Agent in Kansas?

To be eligible to apply for a salesperson license in Kansas, you need to be 18 or over and have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

What Else Do I Need to Do to Earn My Kansas Real Estate License?

Aside from your pre-license courses, you need to:

  • Submit your fingerprints for a background check
  • Pass the state license exam
  • Find an active Kansas broker to sponsor you
  • Submit your license application

In Kansas, you can't submit an application for an inactive license, so you need to find a sponsoring broker before you submit.

What is the Kansas Real Estate Licensing Exam Like?

You'll need to take your salesperson licensing exam within 6 months of completing your pre-license courses.

The exam is administered by a third-party testing service named Pearson VUE at a number of testing sites throughout the state. You'll answer 80 national topic questions within a 2.5-hour time limit, then 30 state-specific questions within a 1.5-hour time limit.

You receive a score report before you leave the test center. You need 70% or more to pass each section. If you pass both portions, you'll receive instructions for your application. If you only pass one portion, you'll only need to retake the portion you failed.

What is the Deadline for my Kansas Real Estate License Application?

You have 6 months after passing your state licensing exam to turn in your application. If you pass the two portions of the exam on different dates, it's due six months after the earlier passing date.

How Often Does a Kansas Real Estate License Have to Be Renewed?

Kansas real estate licenses are due for renewal every 2 years.

What Are Kansas's Continuing Education Requirements for Real Estate?

Kansas requires you to complete 12 Continuing Education hours from an approved provider (like us!) before your renewal.

For salespersons, the hours need to include:

  • 3-hour mandatory course called Required Salesperson and Broker Core
  • 9 hours of approved electives

For brokers, the requirements include:

  • 6 mandatory hours
    • A 3-hour course called Required Salesperson and Broker Core
    • A 3-hour course called Required Broker Core
  • 6 hours of approved electives

"Required Broker Core" will count as an elective for salespersons. It won't count as the required course.

What Kind of Jobs Can I Get with a Kansas Real Estate License?

You can pursue a variety of careers with a Kansas real estate license, including:

  • Residential real estate agent
  • Commercial real estate agent
  • Real estate broker
  • Property manager

Each career includes a wide array of niches and specialties to choose from. Some are more profitable than others; often, those require further certifications or licenses.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' average wage data can provide a ballpark of your potential income in Kansas:

Job Title Average Hourly Wage Average Yearly Wage
Sales Agents $18.65 $38,800
Brokers $29.63 $61,620
Property Managers $20.64 $42,930

A real estate agent's salary is typically based on commission, so your earnings will depend directly on how well you sell. Some agents work part time to bring home supplemental income. Others do very well for themselves. In Kansas, the top 90th percentile of sales agents make $81,900.

You can learn more about career options, potential real estate niches, and how commissions work by checking out our Resources page.

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