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58-3039
Chapter 58.--PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY
PART 6.--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Article 30.--REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS

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58-3039. Licensure; application; criminal history record check; qualifications; examination; temporary salesperson's license, issuance, cancellation, late fee.

  1. Any person desiring to act as a broker or salesperson must file a written application for a license with the commission or, if required by the commission, with the testing service designated by the commission. The application shall be in such form and detail as the commission shall prescribe.
    1. Any applicant who qualifies for licensure as a salesperson shall submit the application accompanied by evidence of compliance with subsection (a) of K.S.A. 58-3046a, and amendments thereto.
    2. Any applicant who qualifies for licensure as a broker shall submit the application accompanied by evidence of compliance with subsection (b) of K.S.A. 58-3046a, and amendments thereto.
    3. Any applicant who qualifies for licensure as a salesperson on or after July 1, 2007, shall submit the application accompanied by evidence of compliance with subsection (c) of K.S.A. 58-3046a, and amendments thereto.
    4. Any applicant who qualifies for licensure as a broker on or after July 1, 2007, shall submit the application accompanied by evidence of compliance with subsection (d) of K.S.A. 58-3046a, and amendments thereto.
    5. All applicants shall submit the application and license fees as prescribed by K.S.A. 58-3063, and amendments thereto.
    1. As part of an application for an original license or in connection with any investigation of any holder of a license, the commission shall require a person to be fingerprinted and submit to a state and national criminal history record check. The fingerprints shall be used to identify the person and to determine whether the person has a record of criminal history in this state or other jurisdiction. The commission shall require the applicant to submit the fingerprints to the Kansas bureau of investigation and the federal bureau of investigation for a state and national criminal history record check. The commission shall use the information obtained from fingerprinting and the criminal history for purposes of verifying the identification of the person and in the official determination of the qualifications and fitness of the person to be issued or to maintain a license.
    2. Local and state law enforcement officers and agencies shall assist the commission in taking and processing fingerprints of applicants for and holders of any license and shall release all records of adult convictions to the commission.
    3. The commission may fix and collect a fee in an amount necessary to reimburse the board for the cost of fingerprinting and the criminal history record check. Such fee shall be established by rule and regulation in accordance with K.S.A. 58-3063 and amendments thereto. Any moneys collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the real estate fee fund.
  2. A license to engage in business as a broker or salesperson shall be granted only to a person who is 18 or more years of age and who has a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  3. In addition to the requirements of subsection (c), except as provided in subsection (e), each applicant for an original license as a broker shall have been:
    1. Licensed as a salesperson in this state or as a salesperson or broker in another state, and shall have been actively engaged in any of the activities described in subsection (f) of K.S.A. 58-3035, and amendments thereto, for a period of at least two years during the five years immediately preceding the date of the application for a license; or
    2. if an applicant resides in a county that has a population of 20,000 or less, the commission may, upon a finding that such county suffers from a shortage of brokers and upon compelling evidence of need, waive or alter the requirements of this subsection. The commission shall adopt rules and regulations to establish alternative licensing criteria for such applicants.
  4. The commission may accept proof of experience in the real estate or a related business or a combination of such experience and education which the commission believes qualifies the applicant to act as a broker as being equivalent to all or part of the experience required by subsection (d).
  5. Each applicant for an original license shall be required to pass an examination covering the subject matter which brokers or salespersons generally confront while conducting activities that require a real estate license. The examination shall consist of a general portion that tests the applicant's knowledge of real estate matters that have general application. The state portion of the examination shall test the applicant's knowledge of real estate subject matter applicable to a specific jurisdiction.
    1. Except as provided in K.S.A. 58-3040, and amendments thereto, each applicant for an original license shall be required to pass the general or national portion of the examination.
    2. Each applicant for an original license shall be required to pass the Kansas state portion of the examination.
    3. No license shall be issued on the basis of an examination if either or both portions of the examination were administered more than six months prior to the date that the applicant's application is filed with the commission. The examination may be given by the commission or any person designated by the commission. Each person taking the examination shall pay the examination fee prescribed pursuant to K.S.A. 58-3063, and amendments thereto, which fee the commission may require to be paid to it or directly to the testing service designated by the commission. The examination for a broker's license shall be different from or in addition to that for a salesperson's license.
  6. The commission, prior to granting an original license, shall require proof that the applicant has a good reputation for honesty, trustworthiness, integrity and competence to transact the business of a broker or salesperson in such manner as to safeguard the public interest.
  7. An application for an original license as a salesperson or associate broker shall be accompanied by the recommendation of the supervising broker or branch broker with whom the salesperson or associate broker is to be associated, or by whom the salesperson or associate broker is to be employed, certifying that the applicant is honest, trustworthy and of good reputation.
    1. Each applicant for an original salesperson's license who meets the requirements of this act prior to July 1, 2007, shall be issued a temporary salesperson's license which shall expire six months after the last calendar day of the month in which the license was issued, on the last calendar day of that month.
    2. No later than 10 days prior to the expiration date of a temporary salesperson's license, the salesperson shall file an application on a form provided by the commission. The application shall be accompanied by the license fee prescribed by K.S.A. 58-3063, and amendments thereto, and evidence of compliance with the requirements of subsection (f)(1) of K.S.A. 58-3046a, and amendments thereto. The commission shall issue a salesperson's license to a person who complies with the provisions of this paragraph. The issuance date of the salesperson's license shall be the day following the expiration date of the temporary license. The expiration date of the license shall be determined in accordance with a schedule established by rules and regulations of the commission.
    3. Failure to comply with the provisions of paragraph (2) shall automatically cancel the temporary license on its expiration date.
    4. A person whose temporary salesperson's license was canceled pursuant to paragraph (3) may apply for a salesperson's license if such application, the license fee prescribed by K.S.A. 58-3063, and amendments thereto, plus a late fee of $50 and evidence of attendance of 30 hours of instruction received after issuance of the temporary license pursuant to subsection (f)(1) of K.S.A. 58-3046a, and amendments thereto, are received by the commission within three months after the expiration date of the temporary license. The commission shall issue a salesperson's license to a person who complies with the provisions of this paragraph. The expiration date of the license shall be determined in accordance with a schedule established by rules and regulations of the commission.
  8. Each applicant for an original salesperson's license who meets the requirements of this act on and after July 1, 2007, shall be issued a salesperson's license. The expiration date of the license shall be determined in accordance with a schedule established by rules and regulations of the commission.

(L. 1980, ch. 164, § 6; L. 1985, ch. 188, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 209, § 3; L. 1988, ch. 197, § 2; L. 1989, ch. 167, § 4; L. 1995, ch. 149, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 65, § 7; L. 2002, ch. 82, § 3; L. 2006, ch. 159, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 88, § 1; July 1.)


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