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Beginning March 22, 2013, incomplete forms will be returned unprocessed to the sender's address of record.

All forms must be typed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Change Name

Complete the Licensee Name Change Form (REL-100) to report a change in your name. A name change must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.

If the first letter of the new last name is in a different renewal group (see Staggered Renewal Schedule), the license renewal date and expiration date will change.

If the new last name extends the expiration date beyond the current expiration date, a prorated fee will be due. See form instructions.

If the new last name makes the expiration date sooner than the current expiration date, a prorated refund will be issued to the licensee.

If the last name is hyphenated, the license expiration date is determined by the name before the hyphen.

Change Home Address or Contact Info

Complete the Licensee Contact Info Change Form (REL-120) to update your address, phone number, email address, or other contact information. Licensees are required to notify KREC in writing within 10 days of an address change per K.A.R. 86-3-15(a)(6).

Nonresidents: If you live outside of Kansas or are moving out of Kansas, you must also complete the Nonresident Form (REL-110) with the Contact Info Change Form.

This form cannot be used to change your name or your company address or contact information.

Transfer

Complete the Licensee Transfer Form (REL-300) to transfer your license from one company to another, from one branch to another, from a main office to a branch office, or from a branch office to a main office. You may not perform real estate activities requiring a license in Kansas for the new company until your transfer is effective with the new company per KREC records. To verify whether the transfer is effective per KREC, click on the "License Search" button at the top of the page and review the company name that displayed for the licensee.

Transfer requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow at least three business days for processing. To verify processing, click on the "License Search" button at the top of the page.

Reactivate

Complete the Licensee Reactivation Form (REL-320)to change a license from inactive to active status.

Continuing education hours for the immediate past renewal must be on record.

If the license has been on inactive status for two or more years, continuing education totaling six hours for each full year the license has been on inactive must be completed prior to activation.

If the license has been on inactive status for five or more years, the licensure examination must be passed in addition to the additional education requirements.

To request the date your license became inactive and determine the number of hours of continuing education needed, email reception@krec.ks.gov.

Deactivate

Complete the Licensee Deactivation Form (REL-310) to place your license on inactive status. A licensee cannot perform activities requiring a Kansas real estate license while on inactive status.

There is no fee to place a license on inactive status, but a $15.00 fee is required at the point the license is reactivated.

An inactive licensee must submit the renewal application and the standard license renewal fee when due.

It is the licensee's responsibility to keep track of the inactive date and to be aware of the consequences if the license is left on inactive status for two years or more (see requirements to reactivate).

Add Company Affiliation

Complete the Licensee Add Affiliation Form (REL-330) to affiliate your license with an additional company or branch office. Salespersons are prohibited from affiliating with more than one Supervising/Branch Broker unless the Supervising/Branch Broker is the same.

Affiliations are processed in the order received and effective on the date processed by KREC. Please allow ten business days for processing. To verify processing, select "License Search" at the top of the page.

Remove Company Affiliation

Complete the Licensee Remove Affiliation Form (REL-340) to discontinue affiliation with a particular company or branch office. Licensees on active status must continue affiliation with at least one company or branch office and be under the supervision of a broker.

Affiliations are processed in the order received and effective on the date processed by KREC. Please allow ten business days for processing. To verify processing, select "License Search" at the top of the page.

When a licensee dies

The family of the deceased or the real estate company may keep the license and pocket card as a memento, or they may be returned to the Commission. The license should not continue to be displayed with other licenses at the company.

A photocopy of the obituary, funeral bulletin, or death certificate should be sent to the Commission within 10 days. Documentation may be faxed to (785) 296-1771 or e-mailed to reception@krec.ks.gov.

If the deceased was a supervising or branch broker, a decision needs to be made as to whether the company will close. If the company is to remain open, a decision needs to be made as to which broker will take over the role of supervising or branch broker. (see Change of Supervising or Branch broker)

Contact the Commission at (785) 296-7891 or Wendy.Alkire@krec.ks.gov for guidance on handling pending transactions or trust funds.

The only instance in which a refund of fees is available, is when fees have been paid in advance and the effective date of the renewal period was after the date of death.

Company Name Change

Complete the Company Name Change Form (REC-400) to change the name of a real estate company. Your request may be denied if a real estate company with the same or a similar name already exists in your area. To check the status of your request, select "Company Search" at the top of the page.

  • The cost is $7.50 per license.
  • The licenses of the supervising broker, branch broker, and each affiliated licensee must be returned to KREC.
  • Other trust account forms may be required according to the instructions listed on the first page of the Company Name Change Form.

A company name change must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.

This form cannot be used to change your company address or contact information.

Company Address Change

Complete the Company Address Change Form (REC-420) to change the address or contact information for your real estate company. To check the status of your request, select "Company Search" at the top of the page.

  • The cost is $7.50 per license.
  • The licenses of the supervising broker, branch broker, and each affiliated licensee must be returned to KREC.
  • Other trust account forms may be required according to the instructions listed on the first page of the Company Address Change Form.
A company address change must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.

If the company is located in the supervising or branch broker's home and the home address is also changing, report the home address change on the Licensee Contact Info Change Form and submit both changes together.

Change of Supervising or Branch broker

Complete the Supervising/Branch Broker Form (REC-450) to change the supervising or branch broker of a real estate company. Please read the form carefully and enclose the appropriate fees. You may also be required to submit other forms. If you have any questions, email reception@krec.ks.gov. To check the status of your request, select "Company Search" at the top of the page.

The fee for the current broker is:
$ 7.50 - if license is to be changed to an associate broker within the company
$15.00 - if license is to be transferred to another real estate company
$ 0.00 - if license is to be placed on inactive status
$ 0.00 - if license is to expire and not be renewed
$ 0.00 - if licensee is deceased (indicate "deceased" in lieu of signature and include copy of obituary or death certificate)

The fee for the new broker is:
$ 7.50 - if license is to be changed from an associate broker within the company
$15.00 - if license is to be transferred from another real estate company
$15.00 - if license is to be reinstated from inactive status

A change of supervising or branch broker must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.

Requesting a Duplicate License

Complete the Duplicate License Form (REL-130) to request a replacement if a license has been destroyed, lost, stolen, or was never received.

Open a Company

Complete the Open Company or Branch Office Form (REC-430) to open a new company or branch office. A company number will be assigned when the request is approved by KREC. Include the appropriate fees and trust account paperwork.

Your request may be denied if a real estate company with the same or a similar name already exists in your area. Email reception@krec.ks.gov to inquire about using a particular company name.

To check the status of your request, select "Company Search" at the top of the page.

Close a Company

Complete the Close Company or Branch Office Form (REC-440) to close a company or branch office. Attach the licenses of all licensees within the company or branch office and the appropriate trust account forms.

For a roster of all affiliated licensees, select “Company Search” at the top of the page. If the company being closed has branch offices, the licenses for all branch office licensees must be returned for this change, also.

Trust account changes

To report the opening of a new trust account to KREC, complete the Trust Account Form (REC-500). This form may also be used to report changes to an existing trust account, the financial institution where the trust account is held, or to open an additional trust account.

To report closure of a trust account to KREC, complete the Report on Closing Trust Account Form (REC-510).

To request approval not to maintain a trust account, complete the Request No Trust Account Form (REC-520).


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