Post License Education (PLE)


Click here to access the Kentucky Real Estate Commission Post License Education (PLE) Information page.

PLE is required for new Sales Associates Licensees licensed after January 1, 2016.

  • Calendar begins the day Licensee affiliates with a Principal Broker
  • Calendar is 24 months from start date
  • Inactive Licensees are NOT exempt from PLE!
  • No PLE credit given for duplicate courses
  • No more than 9 hours of PLE may be taken in 24 hour period
  • PLE Delinquency = License Cancellation!


32 Mandatory PLE Hours

  • 3 hour KREC Licensee Compliance
  • 6 hours in Agency
  • 6 hours in Contracts
  • 3 hours in Finance
  • 3 hours in Advertising
  • 3 hours in Disclosures
  • 3 hours in Fair Housing
  • 3 hours in Technology and Data Security
  • 2 hours in Risk Management

AND 16 Elective PLE Credit Hours

Post License Education (PLE)

​Post-license education requires all new sales associate licensees to complete forty-eight (48) hours of post-license education courses within two (2) years of obtaining and activating a real estate license.

Who Needs PLE?

  • PLE applies to new sales associate licensees who received and activated their real estate license after January 1, 2016.
  • Sales associate licensees who receive their license through the license recognition process are also required to take PLE.
  • Sales associate licensed prior to January 1, 2016, are not required to complete PLE.
  • New broker licensees are not required to complete PLE.

How does inactivating your license affect the PLE requirement?

  • The 2-year deadline for the PLE requirements begins to run once a new sales associate licensee affiliates with a principal broker. So, if you immediately place your license into inactive status you are not required to start completing your PLE requirements.
  • IMPORTANT: Once you affiliate your new sales associate license with a principal broker, your 2-year clock to complete the 48-hour requirement begins to run and cannot be paused or stopped if you decide to inactivate your license after having been affiliated with a principal broker. You will need to complete these requirements even while your license is inactive or risk license cancellation.

What happens if I do not complete my 48 hours of PLE by the deadline?

Your license will be canceled.

Can the same PLE course be taken twice for credit?

What else do I need to know?

  • ​PLE courses are required to be real estate specific, to provide practical knowledge of the brokerage business; to protect the public interest and must be practicum-based.
  • In order for a licensee to receive Post-License Education (PLE) credit for a course, the course must be approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) for PLE credit.
  • To receive credit, the KREC requires the following:
    • Be on time to class
    • Your signature on the sign-in sheet and sign out sheet. If you are taking a full-day class, you will also need to sign-in when returning from lunch.
    • You must turn in a completed course evaluation.

The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® is excited to share that we are now offering online continuing education and more through our own dedicated education portal!
You can complete your online classes from anywhere and at your convenience through GLAR. We offer a variety of classes that meet your educational and professional development needs.  Check out the list of courses below and get started!

Important information on our online courses from our portal:

You will be enrolled in the course(s) within 1-2 business days from the date of purchase. You will receive an email with login information at the email address associated with your user account. Please check your spam folder if you don’t receive the email within 3 business days.

All of the online courses allow access for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Your completion date of the course determines the year the credit will be issued. 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.

To be in compliance with the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC), you will be required to complete an affidavit, take an online final exam, and complete the survey at the end of each course.

Final Exam:
A final exam score of 75% or greater is required to pass and two (2) retakes are allowed for each of the above courses.

Once you fully complete each course listed above (course work, final exam, affidavit and course evaluation), you will be reported to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission within the required 10 business days for that completed course.

You will receive a completion certificate from each of the courses above. Some certificates are provided upon completion within the system, the others will be emailed within 10 business days to the email address you registered with.

Tech Support (Dearborn):
Contact for technical issues including problems accessing your course, navigating through the course or if you get locked out. Tech support will be available via email during regular business hours. M-Th: 8am-10pm (ET), Fr: 8am-9pm (ET)  at 1- 888-213-5124 or

Essentials of Technology and Data Security

CE | 3hrs Elective
PLE | 3hrs Technology & Data Security
COST: $45.00

Learn how to practically apply data security and law to your brokerage with this online course. In this course, you will learn why it’s critical to protect client and company data, including the primary federal laws that govern data security and privacy. You will also learn about proper data destruction, how data breaches occur, five key principles of a sound data security policy, and FBI recommendations for preventing cybercrime. By the conclusion of the course, you will be able to apply your knowledge to practical application case studies and have a clear understanding of what your brokerage’s policies and procedures should be regarding data security and privacy.

Key Benefits:

  • Comply with data security and privacy laws
  • Be able to form sound brokerage policies and procedures around data security and privacy
  • Learn through reading, instructional videos, and practical application exercises

Real Estate Contracts: Essential and Beyond

CE | 3hrs Law and 3hrs Elective | 6 Total Hours
PLE | 6hrs Contracts
COST: $65.00

Avoid common pitfalls of real estate contracts with this course. This course covers the essential elements of a contract and lease. Explore the fundamentals of preparing a sales contract, including financing and contingencies, as well as amendments, addenda, and defaults. This course also concludes with common contract mistakes and examples of what to look for to avoid common pitfalls.

Real Estate Finance

CE | 3hrs Elective
PLE | 3hrs Finance
COST: $45.00

Fulfill your three-hour finance post-licensing requirement with this online course! This course provides the basics of an all-important concept in real estate: financing! It identifies financing instruments, describes the process for the origination and processing of a mortgage loan, and explains the effects of various federal laws on the real estate industry. Key terms, case studies, and unit quizzes make this a great resource for staying informed in today’s real estate economy. Real Estate Finance can be used to fulfill the three-hour finance requirement for post-licensing education in Kentucky or three hours of continuing education.

Risk Management

CE |  6hrs Law
PLE | 3hrs Disclosure, 2hrs Risk Management, and 1hr Elective
COST: $59.00

This course provides the essentials on risk management that every sales professional must know to avoid legal problems and provides an action plan for minimizing liability. What’s the difference between active fraud and negligence? What’s the nitty-gritty on dual agency? What are reasonable accommodations, and who determines when they’re required? Risk Management provides in-depth, detailed answers to these questions and many more, backed up with real-word examples and end-of-unit case studies.

The CIC Paper Chase

CE |  3hrs Elective
PLE | 3hrs Disclosure
COST: $45.00

Gain the knowledge you need to represent clients skillfully in common interest community (CIC) transactions!

Learn about the required documents you need to secure for your buyer’s time-sensitive review. Many potential real estate buyers are intrigued about owning a property with shared amenities and services they would not be able to afford on their own, but they should be knowledgeable about the fees and limitations associated with these properties. You’ll also learn what to spot in those documents to help your clients determine whether the properties they are considering are sound investments.

Key Benefits:

  • Understand your role and the value you bring to your clients by identifying the key documents to review
  • Spot red flags to help your clients avoid potential bad investments
  • Help your clients determine the financial health of the real estate
  • Learn how to uncover hidden costs, so your clients aren’t caught off guard

For more information on upcoming PLE Classes, email