License Reciprocity

The Kentucky Real Estate Commission ended the policy of license recognition on December 16, 2019, with the new regulations allowing for license reciprocity. The Kentucky Real Estate Commission is currently negotiating reciprocal agreements with individual states. Kentucky REALTOR® Institute, your source for education, will update this page as announcements are made on new agreements.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - 2.18.2021 KREC MEETING

The proposed agreement from West Virginia did pass the Kentucky Real Estate Commission today. Once it's signed, education providers will be given information on creating the West Virginia Reciprocity course and then getting it approved with KREC. Please remember that all of this does take time. The Kentucky REALTOR® Institute is fully prepared to create and submit to KREC as soon as possible.

Please note: KREC is only in talks with these states, it could take many months for these agreements to be put in place if they come up with terms agreed on by both states. Additionally, the education aspect with development and approvals may take many more months. Make sure to check back for more updates on the agreements and progress KRI is making on developing new license reciprocity courses.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - 1.21.2021 KREC MEETING

The updated proposed agreement from Tennessee did pass the Kentucky Real Estate Commission today. Once it's signed, education providers will be given information on creating the Tennessee Reciprocity course and then getting it approved with KREC. Please remember that all of this does take time. The Kentucky REALTOR® Institute is fully prepared to create and submit to KREC as soon as possible.

West Virginia just sent over a proposed agreement to KREC for review. KREC will review the agreement and discuss it at the next meeting, which will be in February.

Indiana is still working on its proposed agreement and Florida has been in communication with KREC. KREC is hoping to have a proposed agreement from them within 60 - 70 days.

Please note: KREC is only in talks with these states, it could take many months for these agreements to be put in place if they come up with terms agreed on by both states. Additionally, the education aspect with development and approvals may take many more months. Make sure to check back for more updates on the agreements and progress KRI is making on developing new license reciprocity courses.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 12.10.2020 KREC MEETING

The proposed agreement from Tennessee did not pass the Kentucky Real Estate Commission earlier this month due to a statutory issue with Tennessee. Currently, they are in talks with both Indiana and West Virginia. There may be proposed agreements from those states on the January KREC agenda.

Please note: KREC is only in talks with these states, it could take many months for these agreements to be put in place if they come up with terms agreed on by both states. Additionally, the education aspect with development and approvals may take many more months. Make sure to check back for more updates on the agreements and progress KRI is making on developing new license reciprocity courses.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 10.22.2020 KREC MEETING

Tenessee sent over a proposed agreement to KREC for review. There should be more information about the agreement at the next KREC meeting which will be in December.

Please note: KREC is only in talks with these states, it could take many months for these agreements to be put in place if they come up with terms agreed on by both states. Additionally, the education aspect with development and approvals may take many more months. Make sure to check back for more updates on the agreements and progress KRI is making on developing new license reciprocity courses.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 9.17.2020 KREC MEETING

These are possible proposed agreements coming soon:

  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Indiana

Please note: KREC is only in talks with these states, it could take many months for these agreements to be put in place if they come up with terms agreed on by both states. Additionally, the education aspect with development and approvals may take many more months. Make sure to check back for more updates on the agreements and progress KRI is making on developing new license reciprocity courses.

 


Ohio Reciprocity Requirements
For the requirements to obtain a Kentucky real estate license through reciprocity, specifically with Ohio, you can click here or use the right-hand menu and click the button that says Ohio Reciprocity. Ohio was the first state to create an agreement with Kentucky. Kentucky REALTOR® Institute has the required 40-hour course available online. Click here to get started today. To view the Kentucky-Ohio reciprocity agreement, click here.
 
Kentucky to Ohio Course Information
Active Kentucky licensees that want to obtain their license in Ohio, are required to take an Ohio 40-hour real estate law program in support of license reciprocity. You can find information on the required education, from the Ohio REALTORS as they partner with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC). Contact information for them can be found by clicking the link here. Make sure you read the Kentucky-Ohio reciprocity agreement, at the top of this page, for any additional requirements.
 

Tennessee Reciprocity Information

On January 21st, 2021, Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) accepted a proposed reciprocal agreement with the Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC). The agreement was signed and can be viewed hereKentucky REALTOR® Institute has developed and submitted the course to be approved with KREC. If you would like to be on our waiting list for this course, email kri@kyrealtors.com.
 

Tennessee Reciprocity Requirements

Sales Associate: Applicants must have an active Tennessee salesperson aka affiliate broker license for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the time of application. Applicants must affiliate his/her Kentucky license with a principal broker who holds a Kentucky broker license. Applicants must complete the 40-hour reciprocal license law course and submit fingerprints for a national criminal records check prior to scheduling the reciprocal license exam. Once licensed in Kentucky, the licensee must adhere to all Kentucky licensing requirements, including completing forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education courses within the first two (2) years of obtaining a license.

Broker: Applicants must have an active Tennessee broker license for at least three (3) years immediately preceding the time of application. Applicants who wish to be a principal broker in Kentucky must have an escrow account at a bank located in Kentucky as well as a definite place of business located in Kentucky (“virtual” offices and P.O. Boxes are not acceptable). Applicants who wish to be affiliated with a principal broker must affiliate with a principal broker who is licensed in Kentucky. Applicants must complete the 40-hour reciprocal license law course and submit fingerprints for a national criminal records check prior to scheduling the reciprocal license exam. Once licensed in Kentucky, the licensee must adhere to all Kentucky licensing requirements including completing annual continuing education.