Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions
by Admin User - Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:24 AM

This information is applicable to the states of Missouri and Kansas. Any differences between these two states are noted below.

How often do I have to renew my license?

Every two years. In Missouri, broker licenses expire June 30th of every even year, and salesperson licenses expire September 30th of every even year (read more here). In Kansas, license expiration dates are staggered based on the first letter of your last name, according to this schedule.

Can I renew my license online?
  • In Kansas, as long as your education credits are on file, you can renew online starting 45 days prior to your license expiration.
  • In Missouri, as long as your education credits are on file, you can renew online approximately two months prior to your license expiration. You will receive a postcard with a PIN required to renew online when it is time for renewal.  You must wait for this in order to renew online.
How many hours of continuing education do I need in order to renew my license?

The Missouri and Kansas Real Estate Commissions both indicate that each active licensee must complete a minimum of twelve hours of real estate instruction approved for continuing education credit (CE). This requirement occurs every two years and is a prerequisite for renewal. At least three of these hours must be a "core" course which contains some of the basic rules of real estate law and licensure. For Kansas brokers, there are six hours of "core" coursework.

Whether you are a broker or a salesperson, licensed in Missouri, Kansas, or both, you can structure and overlap these learning hours so that you only need to take twelve total hours of CE every two years.  License Learning can help you understand this approach and complete these requirements.

Review more detail about continuing education requirements at the applicable Real Estate Commission's website:

How can I check the number of hours on record with each state?
Check to see how many hours you have on record with each state for the current renewal cycle here:

If you have not authorized the Missouri Real Estate commission to post your CE information online, you will not see the information on record. Print, complete, and mail this form to the commission office in order to grant this authorization. Anyone can then look up your hours on record using your last name or license number. For the state of Kansas, anyone can look up your hours using your license number and the last four digits of your social security number. No additional written authorization is required.