Be 18 years of age
Have attained a high school diploma or GED
Completed all real estate pre-license courses prior to taking the real estate examination. This can be done by either completing a ninety-six (96) hour real estate program from a KREC approved school or completed six (6) credit hours in real estate courses from an accredited college.
Complete FBI criminal background check
Take and pass the Kentucky Sales Associate exam (the PSI exam, not the course final)
Must apply within sixty (60) days of passing the licensing exam


Kentucky REALTOR® Institute (KRI) offers an elite ninety-six (96) hour online program which is approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC). The program consists of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A covers general real estate principles and is on a mobile-friendly platform. Part B covers Kentucky license law and is not only mobile-friendly but the course can be taken on an app. Within Part B students must complete a scenario-based project and then finish up the program by taking an online proctored course final exam required per Kentucky license law. The course final exam is not the licensing exam.

Once the proctored final exam is passed the Kentucky REALTOR® Institute will provide a certificate of completion allowing the student to schedule the PSI licensing exam. Students are provided access to the program for one (1) year from the date of enrollment. The program which includes Part A, Part B, the project, and the course final exam, must be completed in its entirety in that timeframe. Short extensions are available for an additional fee if needed. Many schools only offer six (6) months access, where we understand that life happens and want to be able to provide ample time for our students to successfully finish our program. Instructor support, technical support and program support is available when becoming a student with Kentucky REALTOR® Institute. 

How To Enroll
Kentucky REALTOR® Institute offers package and ala carte pricing to accommodate each student's needs. If the ala carte option is chosen, Part A and Part B must still be purchased within the one (1) year enrollment. Part A and Part B do not need to be taken in order. They are both hosted on two (2) different platforms.

Click the packages and pricing button below to review the options. Once the course(s) or package is added to your shopping cart, an account needs to be created and the order to be placed. Within 1-2 business days you will be enrolled as a student with KRI. You will receive a welcome email that includes login instructions and other pertinent information.

By registering for any of the courses in the Package & Pricing link below, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in KRI's Policies and Procedures, as well as confirming you reviewed the FAQ's.


Please Note: A criminal conviction may prevent an applicant from qualifying for licensure under KRS 324.045. Per Kentucky law, students are not allowed to complete more than 9 hours of coursework per day. It's the student's responsibility to track their hours. Please contact KRI with any questions.

1       Part A: Modern Real Estate Practices (60 hours online)

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This portion of the program is 60 credit hours and covers general real estate principles and foundational concepts. This course covers Home Ownership Concepts, Agency, Brokerage, Listing Agreements, Buyer Representation, Real Estate Liens, Financing Practices, Lease Arrangements, Appraisals, Land Use Issues, Environmental Issues, Investments, ANSI, Law of Contracts and more topics associated with the practice of real estate.

2        Part B: Kentucky License Law (36 hours online)

This portion of the program covers Kentucky specific license laws, regulations and statutes. This course covers Kentucky Real Estate Commission Rules, Ethics, Disciplinary Actions/Complaints, Disclosures, RESPA, Agency and Duties to Clients, Fair Housing, Contracts & Offers, Advertising & Marketing, Loans & Taxes and other topics associated with practicing real estate in Kentucky.

PROJECT: The course project is located in Part B. It consists of two case studies for the buyer and the seller. You will need to understand which forms are to be completed on the selling side and which forms are to be completed on the buying side. Once you complete the forms, you will also need to complete an online quiz.

FINAL EXAM: The course final exam is also located in Part B. The course final exam is set up with our online proctoring service once all steps above have been completed. The course exam and proctoring service are included in the program. There are a total of three (3) attempts to pass the course final exam per Kentucky license law. This exam is not the licensing exam. 

After successfully completing the course final exam, the student will receive a completion certificate and email on how to complete the background check (fingerprints) and schedule the licensing exam with PSI. The student is responsible for all fees outside of this program, which includes the background check, licensing exam, etc...


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"This course had me well prepared for my licensing exam. I passed on my first attempt. I am very satisfied with my experience and appreciate everything provided with the course. Now to put the selling pedal to the floor..."

- Dave Rowton, Paducah, KY

"Easy experience taking the Real Estate classes and exam. Thanks for your hard work."

- Nathan Peel, Lexington, KY

"I took my real estate courses at KRI. I had a really hard time passing my course test but absolutely nailed my state test on the 1st try!! Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging!! I have been practicing real estate for the last week and it is awesome like a dream come true!!!!"  

- Leslie Reed Moses, Berea, KY

"The experience I had with Kentucky Realtor Institute exceeded all my expectations! I've never taking an online course before so I was a little nervous about how well I would perform and retain the self-taught material. However, after starting the course, it was presented in such a way that it was easy to understand and complete! Nicole and the staff at KAR were so helpful in any questions I had and helping me through the course. I wouldn't hesitate again to take an online course through them an would refer anyone that is interested in taking a real estate course to go with Kentucky Real Estate Institute!"

- Jonathan Ervin, Auburn, KY

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