Career Development Center
   A Kentucky Real Estate School

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Get a KY Real Estate License
Online KY Core Course
Real Estate Exam Study Materials

Yes! We have a September Special - $359 Includes Your Tuition, Book and Review Materials

Yes, we are a Kentucky Real Estate School and have been since 1996!
Yes, you get a PHYSICAL book with your course.
Yes, you can retake your tests unlimited times.
Yes, our tuition includes the review materials to help you pass.
Yes, you have a live instructor in the webcam classes!
Yes, we have a high pass rate!
Yes, you have immediate access to your course.

The Career Development Center has been helping people pass the Kentucky Real Estate Exam since 1996 and our experience is what we want to share with you. We are approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission and the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education.


Why Get a Kentucky Real Estate License?

For most people the purchase of a home is the biggest investment they ever make and they know very little about the process.
Over the years people have shared that they saved thousands of dollars on the purchase of their next home.

However, most people get a license because they want their own business. Real estate can't outsourced and people want someone with knowledge to help them in the buying and selling process.

Compared to opening a fast food restaurant or most other businesses, your investment to secure a license in really reasonable.

We assume you've already talked to someone about the business of real estate,
but if not, feel free to call me at 859-474-0448. I'll be happy to discuss it with you.

Please read the entire page. Registration is at the bottom of the page.

We Know You Have A Choice...

You are probably on this site because someone recommended us.

Recommendations are how we generate most of our business and this allows us to keep our prices lower because we aren't paying Google for clicks. We ask that you read this page so we can tell you a bit about ourselves and you can make an informed decision.

We offer the 96 clock hours of classes that is required by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission to take the Kentucky Real Estate Exam. Our classes are online and you can start immediately.

There are two sections to the exam, national and state. To prepare you for the national section you attend an online class, From the Ground Up which is sixty hours. You start this class as soon as you register and make your payment. There are 80 questions on the national section of the exam.
From the Ground Up Book Cover

This page provides more information on From the Ground Up.

To prepare for the state section of the exam, there are 32 hours of classes that are taken by webcam. People love the webcam classes because it is the closest thing to being in the classroom, without having to drive. Just login and learn! The webcam class calendar is found on down the page. There are 40 questions on the state section of the exam.

The final 4 hours of classes is your class test, which has 80 national questions and 40 Kentucky law questions.
This you take after you have finished the 92 hours of classes and STUDIED.

Our tuition includes online review materials which help you focus and prepare for the class test and the state exam.

What Is Your Pass Rate?

That's a valid question and we won't mislead you. The answer is, "Our pass rate is high, if you study!"

In September 2017, one of our students made 80/80 on the national section. That is rare, but she did it!
She only missed two questions on the state law section! 
Yes, that is a WOW!

We have many people that pass the first time, but not all do. Sometimes "life happens" and a person just doesn't
have the focus necessary to pass the first time. We're here to help if you don't. 

We have many people that pass the first time, but not all do. Sometimes "life happens"
and a person just doesn't have the focus necessary to pass the first time. We're there to help if you don't. 

Are there other requirements?

The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires that you
-- be at least 18 years of age
-- have a high school education, or equivalent
-- complete KREC approved Real Estate classes (The 96 hours that we offer.)
-- pass the state exam with a score of 75 percent or higher
-- submit a FBI background check
-- have a sponsoring broker.

FAQs about the FBI background check can be found on the KREC website at this link.

A copy of the high school diploma, college diploma, or GED is sent to the KREC when you pass your real estate exam.
When you pass your real estate exam the law gives you 60 days to find a sponsoring broker or put your license in escrow.

What are the technology requirements?

You must have a high speed internet connection and a webcam.
Our learning management system for the From the Ground Up course was designed by a real estate school and it is very easy to navigate and use! You may retake the tests as many times as you wish and you have access until you pass. 

A webcam class is almost like walking into the classroom, except you don't have to drive! (Did I mention that people LOVE the webcam classes!) 
Each webcam class is "self contained" and covers a specific topic, so the webcam classes do NOT have to be taken in numerical order. The schedule is very flexible because you can login and attend anytime one is offered.

Morning Webcam Classes - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Eastern Time
Afternoon Webcam Classes - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Eastern Time
Evening Webcam Classes  - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Eastern Time

For the final hour of the webcam class, you login online for a review and take the test over the class.  
The class test is taken after you finish your 92 hours of classes and you have STUDIED!

To see the next month's schedule, click the right arrow button in the upper left corner.


Who Is My Instructor?

Joyce Bea Sterling holds the coveted DREI, or Distinguished Real Estate Instructor designation.
Real estate education is her career and her passion!
Joyce's resume can be found here, but it's her classes and her spirit that make the difference! 

January 20, 2018

Dear Joyce,
I passed my test Friday. I wanted to thank you for sticking with me through my heart attack, my stroke and my aneurysm. I know all of those things sound ridiculously made up, but they all happened during 2017. You were kind enough to allow me extra time to prepare.

Now that I am healthy, I intend to work hard to be a successful REALTOR(R). I will never forget you or your professional teaching methods; and I will always remember your kindness and grace. I will pass that on to someone else whenever I have the opportunity.

You are the best teacher I have ever had and that includes college and grad work. I pray Gods' blessings and peace be on you.

What Are Your Other Policies?

You're invited to login to a webcam class for free. Just email me and I'll send you the link.

Upon payment, you have a week to review our classes. If you decide to cancel your course, return your materials in resale condition, at your expense. Cancellation is subject to a $200 cancellation fee.
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by email:

You have six months from the date of enrollment to complete the 96 hours of classes.
This may be extended for free for another six months to complete the course. One additional 6 month extension will be $100. 

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Kentucky Real Estate License?

Our tuition, books and review materials are $559.
The exam fee is $100.

The KREC license fee and Errors and Omissions Insurance will be around $200. (The E&O insurance is prorated, but this is a good estimate.)
If you place your license with a brokerage that is a REALTOR(R) then you will have Board fees and MLS fees.
Please discuss those fees with your principal broker.

Other Questions?

If we haven't answered your questions, just call, email or text.

Call or text Joyce - 859-380-0900
Email -

Time To Start Your Real Estate Career!

When you click the Add to Cart button, you will be taken to
This is the website where our learning management is located and the site where you login to attend the class.
When you create an account and make your payment you will have immediate access to the From the Ground Up course.

If you are making a payment for someone else, please email this information for the student: Name, address, email, and phone number. You may also call me to process the payment by phone.  859-380-0900

Yes, I'm ready to start my real estate career!
By making your payment you agree to the policies on this page.  When you click the Add to Cart button you will be taken to to register and make your payment.
This is our site and the learning management system is located there.
You will have immediate access to your study materials.


September Special $359 - Save $200

Your tuition includes the book, From the Ground Up, the Pass My Real Estate Exam Review Videos and the Kentucky Real Estate Law Review.

Book, Review Materials


Our Mission

"We are dedicated to life-long learning. We realize your future depends upon the skill set you possess.
Knowing this, we are dedicated to helping you change your life by preparing you intellectually with quality education and training, so you may successfully contribute to our global community." 
Thomas R. Lambuth, Director
Joyce Bea Sterling, Instructor