Education

FAQ

How do I purchase the course?
What is the total cost of the course?
What steps are necessary to complete the course?
Who is my instructor?
Who do I contact if I have questions?
What is the refund and/or cancellation policy?
Can I review the course material?
How much time do I have to complete the course?
Do I have to pass a final exam to complete the course?
Are there additional study materials available?
What happens when I complete the course?
What are the requirements to get a real estate license?
How do I take my licensing exam?
I took the licensing exam and didn't pass. Now what?
Who do I contact if I have a concern or complaint?


How do I purchase the course
Students must purchase Part A and Part B of the course separately. This essentially allows students to pay in two installments. Part A (60 hours) is $449 and includes the textbook. Part B (36 hours) is $150 and includes all materials needed for either the classroom or online option.

Once you've registered, you may begin the online portion at that time. The courses do NOT need to be purchased in any particular order, however, it is suggested that you complete Part A prior to starting Part B.  Both can be purchased at the same time.

The total cost of the course is $599.00 and each portion must be purchased separately. This includes everything you need for completion of the course. Additional study guides may be purchased separately.
 
What is the total cost of the course?
The total cost is $599 and includes all materials needed including a text book. If you want to purchase additional study guides or materials to help you understand the material or pass the licensing exam, you can find those here. You are also responsible for the cost of the background check and to take the state licensing exam.

What steps are necessary to complete the course?
In order to receive a certificate of completion for the course, you will have to complete all necessary course work, a course project and successfully pass the comprehensive course exam with a score of 75% or better (two attempts allowed). For a checklist, click here.
  
Who is my instructor?
Your instructor for the online material is Sandy Huwel. For the classroom material, the main classroom instructor in Lexington is Gale Fulton, however, other instructors may be utilized when necessary. Should you wish to contact the instructor prior to the course, please contact KREEF at 800-264-2185.
 
Who do I contact if I have questions?
You can view all contact information at the contact tab on the left or click here.

What is the refund and/or cancellation policy?
Once you register for a course, you can begin immediately.  The courses may be entered and exited at your convenience.  If you drop out of the course within 30 days, you will receive a refund of 75% of registration fees paid at that time and will have to pay the full amount to re-register for the course.  Beyond 30 days, no refund is available (please keep in mind you will have 12 months to complete the course).

Can I review course material?
You may review any portion of the course you have completed within your 1 year timeframe – even after you have received your certificate of completion.  The course will be available to you throughout your 1 year time-frame.

How much time do I have to complete the course?
You have one (1) year to complete the program in its entirety. If you plan to take Part B in the classroom, please check our website periodically to see when the next classroom portion is being offered and that it fits your time frame. All 96 hours must be completed, along with the project, and the final exam passed with a 75% before a completion certificate is issued.  

Do I have to pass a final exam to complete the course?
To complete the course (and be eligible to sit for the state licensing exam), you must successfully pass a comprehensive final exam. The exam is proctored (several locations available throughout the state) and consists of 120 multiple choice questions. You have two attempts to score a 75% or better. If you do not pass on the first attempt, you can reschedule the second attempt at a time convenient for you. 
 
Are there additional study materials available?
You can purchase additional study guides or materials to help you understand the material or pass the licensing exam. Those materials can be found here. Tip: Students have consistently stated that by understanding foundational concepts, knowing the glossary of real estate terms and reviewing the license law manual, they have had better success at passing the course. 

What happens when I complete the course?
Upon completion and passing of the online hours and classroom hours, the Kentucky Real Estate Education Foundation will be notified and your certificate of completion will be issued by mail within three business days of course completion.  You must attach the certificate of completion to your license application – do not lose your cetificate. You can sit for the state licensing exam once you successfully complete the entire course.

What are the requirements to get a real estate license?
All of the licensing information and qualifications can be found on the Kentucky Real Estate Commission's website. In general, you must:
 

  • 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;
  • Complete FBI criminal background check; and
  • Must apply within sixty (60) days of passing your exam.


How do I take the licensing exam?

Once you complete the entire pre-licensing program successfully, you will need to schedule and sit for your licensing exam. You will need your certificate of completion from KREEF. The exam is offered through PSI (cost is $100 per attempt) and more information about the exam and testing centers can be found by clicking here. This site also explains in more detail what is required with your background check. (Tip: when registering online for the licensing exam through PSI, you will need to search under "Government/State Licensing Agencies" for the correct exam.) Note: the licensing exam is a timed exam.

I took the licensing exam and didn't pass. Now what?

If you didn't pass the first attempt at the licensing exam, you can take it again. In fact, you can take it as many times as you want but keep in mind you must pay the exam fee on each additional attempt. Good news, though - as of July 1, 2015, you only have to retake the portion of the exam - national or state law - you failed. You have four (4) months for the retake. After that, both portions must be retaken.

Who do I contact if I have a concern or complaint?

If you have a concern or complaint about the program, please contact us to have the matter resolved. As a provider under the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, if you feel any employee of KREEF has violated KY statutes or regulations, you may file a complaint with the KCPE by clicking here. You may also file a claim for a refund against the Student Protection Fund if the pre-license program is discontinued and you were enrolled and attending the pre-licensing program at that time.

Contact KAR

859.263.7377 (local)
800.264.2185 (toll free)
859.263.7565 (fax)

161 Prosperous Place, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40509