50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Kansas Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Kansas brokerage firms.

A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Kansas Real Estate Company Licenses

Kansas Real Estate Firm License

Agency:Kansas Real Estate Commission
Law:

Kansas Real Estate Commission Statutes, Rules and Regulations 

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Limited Liability Partnerships 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  • Complete the Trust Account Form (attached to the original form) if the new company or branch will not maintain a trust account. 
    • give a complete list of all officers of the corporation or members of the partnership, LLC or professional association, the office held by each (or designate as partner/member), and their Kansas real estate license number, if licensed. 
    • If the officer/partner/member is not licensed in Kansas, check “Unlicensed.”
Financial Requirements:
  • Each broker shall maintain, in the broker’s name or the broker’s firm name, a separate trust account in this state, or in an adjoining state with written permission of the commission, designated as such.
  • All down payments, earnest money deposits, advance listing fees or other trust funds received in a real estate transaction by the broker or by the broker’s associate brokers or salespersons on behalf of a principal or any other person shall be deposited or invested in such account unless all parties having an interest in the funds have agreed otherwise in writing.
  • The account shall be with an insured bank or savings and loan association or credit union which is insured by an insurer or guarantee corporation as required under K.S.A. 17-2246, and amendments thereto.
  • Each broker shall notify the commission of the name of the bank, credit union or savings and loan association in which the trust account is maintained and of the account name by completing a consent to audit form obtained from the commission.
Notes:
  • There is no license for companies. Individuals are licensed to do business under a company name, which is approved by the commission. 
  • Nonresident brokers may have a company in their state of residence or in Kansas.
  • Kansas resident brokers may have a company in Kansas or in an adjoining state.
  • Each licensed resident broker shall have and maintain a primary office in the state of Kansas, or in an adjoining state. Each licensed nonresident broker shall have and maintain a primary office in the broker’s state of residence or in the state of Kansas.
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • The "Supervising Broker" is an individual, other than a branch broker, who has a broker’s license and who has been designated as the broker who is responsible for the supervision of the primary office of a broker and the activities of salespersons and associate brokers who are assigned to such office.
  •  A supervising broker shall be designated to supervise the primary office and the activities of salespersons and associate brokers assigned to the primary office. Each additional office or place of business, other than the primary office, shall be designated a branch office and a branch broker shall be designated to supervise such office and the activities of salespersons and associate brokers assigned to such office.

Initial Registration

Form:

REC-430: Open Company or Branch Office Form

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

This registration form is to be used when applying as a supervising broker or branch broker.

Required Attachments:
  • Trust Account Form (if applicable) 

Registration Renewal

Not required



Renewal is not required, but firms must update information whenever it changes.

Individual Licenses

Kansas Individual Real Estate Licenses

Kansas Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Kansas Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$175

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Biennially

Kansas Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Kansas Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$125

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Biennially

Learn about real estate licensing in other states:

Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.

On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.

Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.

Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.

Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.

Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.

National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.

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