Criminal Background Check (KY)

Individuals planning to apply for a Kentucky real estate license must request a copy of their identification record (FBI Background report) prior to taking the licensure examination, pursuant to 201 KAR 11:430. Failure to do so will void the exam.


There are two options for obtaining the FBI report:


1. FBI
Cost:    $18    

Report mailed to you                                    

Avg. Processing Time: One week  


2. Kentucky State Police

Cost:    $51.25

The previous process of submitting cards to Kentucky State Police will no longer be available beginning on December 8th, and all applicants will need to register via the UEnroll website utilizing the Service Codes previously provided.


Individuals must schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted through the Kentucky State Police:

KREC Service Code: 27GJR5

KREC FBI Fingerprint Card

Fingerprinting tips



"Kentucky state laws stipulate that a person may not act as a real estate sales associate or broker without first obtaining a license issued by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. To be licensed, you must pass an examination to confirm that you have attained at least a minimum level of knowledge regarding the principles, practices, statutes, and regulations relating to real estate."

For more information about the exam and how to register, please visit or click here.