Prelicense Classes

   Prelicense Online and Webcam Classes - Start today!

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials  The entire course is approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission and the 60 Hours of the online
 Modern Real Estate Practice has been approved by the Assoication of Real Estate License Law Officials.

   $559 Tuition - Why pay more? 
    The Career Development Center is proud to offer a blend of online and webcam prelicense classes! 

   We've been in the real estate education business for over 25 years and it's not only our career, it is our passion!

   Below are most of the questions that people ask, but if you have others, just give us a call or send us an email. 

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

   How do I qualify for a Kentucky real estate license?

    The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires that you: 

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have a copy of a high school diploma, GED, high school transcript, or a copy of a college degree or transcript from a college or university showing completion of at least 28 credit hours.
  • complete 96 clock hours of prelicense classes, complete a class project, and pass the class exam with a score of 75% or higher
  • pass the state exam with a score of 75% or higher
  • have an FBI Criminal Background Check - Complete information can be found here.
  • affiliate with a principal broker who will hold your real estate license

    The Criminal Background Check must indicate that there have been no felony convictions at any time or any misdemeanor convictions within the previous five-year period. 
    Some types of felonies and misdemeanors on your record may prevent you from getting your license.
    Please contact the Kentucky Real Estate Commission before taking the class or exam.

    What is your tuition? 

   Why pay more? Our tuition is $559. 
   It includes your book, Modern Real Estate Practice, the Kentucky Real Estate Law Review and the Pass MY Real Estate Exam Review Videos. 
   (The review materials are $84.99, if they are purchased separately.)
   The book is sent by Priority Mail and arrives in most locations in about three business days. 

   When can I get started with my classes? 

   Today! The 96 clock hour of classes are offered as a blend of webcam and online classes. 

   So, you attend all classes from the comfort of your home or office. There's no driving. You just login and learn.  

   For 60 hours of the classes, you will attend the From the Ground Up course. After you make your payment just look in the upper
   RIGHT corner for the words Student Center.  Click on those words and you will be taken to the course. 
  The Learning Management System is very sophisicated. When you login to attend a class, your progress is bookmarked.
  This provides peace of mind that should you have to log out, you will not have to repeat the entire segment when you login. 
  You'll just pick up where you left off. 

  The other 36 hours of classes are taught by webcam and are very much like being in a classroom.
  You can communicate in real time with the instructor and other students.
  As one person shared, "Webcam is the only way to learn!" 
  The webcam class schedule is at the bottom of the page.  

  This blend of online and live instruction is one of the factors that helps our students pass the first time!

  No, we don't offer that guarantee, but we do have a very high pass rate and the review videos really help you learn the material. 
  How many people are in the class?  

  Our webcam classes are limited to 10 students, so your questions are answered in a timely manner.
  The instructor can see you and you can see the instructor. However, you cannot see the other students in the classes. 

  Who is my instructor?  

  That's a GREAT question! Your instructor is Joyce Bea Sterling, who has taught real estate classes for over 30 years. 

  Real estate is her passion and you know that when you attend her classes. She holds the coveted DREI, or Distinguished Real 
  Estate Instructor designation and has taught at the National Association of REALTORS(R) coventions. 

  What are the techical requirements?  

  You must have a high speed internet connection and a webcam. A wired connection is best. 

  If you have a fiberoptics line or a very stable wireless connection, it usually works just fine.  

  You may attend a FREE webcam class to assure that your system works properly and that this method of learning is right for 
  you. Email me to register for the FREE webcam class. 

  Are classes ever cancelled? 

  It is our policy to teach every class, but classes may be cancelled for circumstances beyond our control, such as a technology
  issue. If a class is cancelled, it will be rescheduled at the earliest convenience of the parties, just as it would be in the

  What is your attendance policy? 

  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.

  Do I take the online classes or the webcam classes first? 

  That's up to you. Many people finish the 60 hours of online, then attend the webcam classes.
  However, you may take the classes concurrenlty, and the webcam classes can be taken in any order.
  Last summer one person finished the classes in 3.5 weeks, but most people take 2 to 3 months to finish the classes and secure their license. 

  What are the other expenses? 

  When you get your real estate licnese, you will be in your own business. It's important to know the upfront expenses. Here's a basic list.  

  Tuition - $559
  State Exam Fee - $100
  Kentucky Real Estate License Fee - Around $200 (It depends on the time of the year when you get your license.) 

  If your sponsoring broker is a REALTOR(R), you will be required to become a REALTOR(R) and pay the Board dues and Multiple Listing Service dues.
  Depending on the Board, these will be at least $1,200 annually. Most Boards will allow you to pay quaraterly.
  Your broker will be able to tell you what those fees are.

  So, you may want to have money for additional business expenses. 

  What are the policies of the Career Development Center? 

  That's another great question!  

  Students may cancel enrollment by written notification within one week of payment. Written notification may be sent to: 
  Career Development Center - PO Box 23356, Lexington, KY 40523 
  or by emailing Joyce Bea Sterling at

  Delivery confirmation by email is the responsibility of the student.

  If a student cancels an enrollment, all materials must be returned at the student's expense in a resalable condition within 30 days.
  Cancellation is subject to a $200 cancellation fee. Refunds will be issued after the materials are returned in a resalable condition.
  If materials are not returned there is a $250 cancellation fee. 
  If a check is returned or a credit card is denied, a $25 service fee will be assessed with the (10) ten days notice as provided in KRS 514.040.
  The student will not be allowed to login to a class until full payment is made.  

  Any student who does not pass the state exam may repeat any course within six months of the original enrollment date at no additional charge. 

  If class materials or books have been updated since the initial enrollment, an administrative fee of $50 and the purchase of any new textbook
  will be required. 

  The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires that a student be seen at all times by the web cam.
  Any instructor has complete authority to dismiss any student from any class for not being seen by
  the web cam or any other conduct deemed by the instructor to be adverse to the best interest of the class. 

  Are the classes ever cancelled?

  It is our policy to teach every class, but classes may be cancelled for circumstances beyond our control, such as a technology issue.  

  The Career Development Center cannot be held responsible for the Internet connection of the student or when Internet services are not available
  due to circumstances beyond our control. (i.e. Natural disaster and there is no Internet service)

  If the Internet is unavailable, the classes will be rescheduled at the earliest convenience of the parties, just as it would with a classroom class. 
  (Since we started offering the classes over two years ago, there has never been a class cancelled.) 

  When do I receive my transcript?

  A transcript will be issued upon full payment, attendance to the required classes, completion of a class project and passing the class final. 
  Additional transcripts will be processed for a $10 fee.

 When you register you are attesting that the person enrolling in the class is the person
 who will be attending the classes and that you have read and agree to the above terms.

 Yes, I'm ready to get started!


  What is the webcam class schedule? 

  There is a 10 minute break every 50 minutes. Most people say the time goes by fast. 

  Morning Classes - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (The final hour review and test is online.) 

  Evening Classes -  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (The final hour review and test is online.)

    There are 8 webcam classes that are taken at specific times. 

  You may attend any class when they are offered. They do NOT have to be taken in numerical order. 

  Tuesday morning or evening is reserved for the Class Final. You must complete the entire 92 hours and study to attend the Class Final. 

  To see the next month's schedule, look in the upper left corner of the calendare and click the right arrow.


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