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.

 

NEXT MEETING - 9.29.2021 KREC MEETING

The next KREC Meeting is on September 29th, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST. It will be in-person at the KYR Annual Convention. Information below:

Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, KY
Meeting Rooms: Covington II & III

ANNOUNCEMENT - 8.19.2021 KREC MEETING

KREC is currently in very active negotiations with both Illinois and Indiana. They will be submitting their proposals to these states next week. We are hopeful agreements will be in place at the next KREC meeting.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 7.15.2021 KREC MEETING

There was no update given on the proposed agreements during the KREC meeting.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 6.17.2021 KREC MEETING

The proposed agreement from Florida did pass the Kentucky Real Estate Commission today. Once it's signed, education providers will be given information on creating the Florida 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.

KREC is currently in active negotiations with Illinois and 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

ANNOUNCEMENT - 5.20.2021 KREC MEETING

There was no update given on the proposed agreements during the KREC meeting. We had a separate conversation with KREC and they confirmed that there should be some sort of update on the Indiana and Florida proposed agreements at the next KREC meeting on June 17th.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 4.15.2021 KREC MEETING

There was no update on the proposed agreements.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 3.18.2021 KREC MEETING

These are possible proposed agreements coming soon:

  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • Indiana

    Illinois is currently working on a proposal.

    Florida and Indiana both have unique differences in educational requirements with they are trying to resolve and will take longer than originally expected to have an agreement reviewed.

    South Carolina is no longer a possibility because of the current state statutes they have in place, which also eliminates North Carolina.

    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 - 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 here. Kentucky REALTOR® Institute has developed a course and received approval from KREC. For the requirements to obtain a Kentucky real estate license through reciprocity, specifically with Tennessee, you can click here or use the right-hand menu and click the button that says Tennessee Reciprocity.
 

Kentucky REALTOR® Institute has the required 40-hour course available online. Click here to get started today.

 

Kentucky to Tennessee Course Information

Active Kentucky licensees that want to obtain their license in Tennessee, are required to take a 40-hour real estate law program in support of license reciprocity. That law program would need to be created and then approved by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC). Currently, there is not a provider that has an approved course as of yet. Tennessee REALTORS is currently working on developing a course that would satisfy TREC's requirements. As soon as a course is approved, we will put that information here.

Make sure you read the Kentucky-Tennessee reciprocity agreement for any additional requirements.

 


West Virginia Reciprocity Information

On February 18th, 2021, Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) accepted a proposed reciprocal agreement with the West Virginia Real Estate Commission. The agreement was signed and can be viewed here. Kentucky REALTOR® Institute has developed a course and received approval from KREC. For the requirements to obtain a Kentucky real estate license through reciprocity, specifically with West Virginia, you can click here or use the right-hand menu and click the button that says West Virginia Reciprocity. 

Kentucky REALTOR® Institute has the required 40-hour course available online. Click here to get started today.

 

Kentucky to West Virginia Course Information

Active Kentucky licensees that want to obtain their license in West Virginia, are required to take a 40-hour real estate law program in support of license reciprocity. That law program would need to be created and then approved by the West Virginia Real Estate Commission. You will need to contact the West Virginia Real Estate Commission for more information.

Make sure you read the Kentucky-West Virginia reciprocity agreement for any additional requirements.

 


Florida Reciprocity Information

On June 17th, 2021, Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) accepted a proposed reciprocal agreement with the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC). The agreement was signed and can be viewed hereKentucky REALTOR® Institute is at the final stages of course development and will be submitting the course to be approved with KREC shortly. If you are a Florida Licensee and would like to be on our waiting list for this course, email kri@kyrealtors.com.

 

KENTUCKY TO FLORIDA COURSE INFORMATION

Active Kentucky licensees that want to obtain their license in Florida, are required to take a 40-hour real estate law program in support of license reciprocity. That law program would need to be created by a provider in Florida and approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission. You will need to contact the Florida Real Estate Commission for more information and to see if there are any providers that have an approved reciprocal course.