Guide to Getting a Real Estate Trade License in Kenya

Example For Kenyan Real Estate License
Example For Kenyan Real Estate License


Before diving into the nitty-gritty of obtaining a real estate license in Kenya, it’s crucial to note that you must be a certified Real Estate Agent to be eligible for a Real Estate Trade License. If you’re not yet certified and are wondering how to go about it, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Check out our comprehensive guide on Simple Steps to Becoming a Certified Real Estate Agent to get started on the right foot.


So you’re interested in becoming a real estate agent in Kenya? Excellent choice! The real estate market is booming, and there’s a lot of potential for growth. But before you start selling properties, you’ll need to get licensed. This guide will walk you through the entire process, based on official documentation.

What You’ll Need

Before you even fill out the application form, make sure you have the following documents ready:

  1. Passport size photograph
  2. National identification card or passport
  3. Updated Curriculum Vitae
  4. Certified copies of all Educational Certificates
  5. Letter of recommendation from a Registered Estate Agent
  6. A Current copy of the Annual Practising Licence from your recommender
  7. Current Certificate of good conduct from the DCI
  8. Certificate of good standing from professional membership body (If Any)
  9. Receipt of Ksh. 1,000 confirming payment of application fee

Note: Arrange your documents in the specified order for a smooth application process.

Source: The information was extracted from an official document, specifically on page 5.

Application Sections

General Information

  • Sex: Male or Female
  • Surname and Other Names
  • Postal Address
  • Residential Address
  • Name of Employer/Business
  • Contact Information: Office telephone number, Mobile No, Email
  • Nationality/Citizenship
  • ID/Passport No.
  • Date of Birth

Educational Background

  • Schools and Colleges Attended
  • Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees Obtained
  • Membership of Professional Institutions

Experience and Employment

  • Name of Employer
  • Postal and Email Address, Tel. No.
  • Designation

Source: Information found on pages 1-3 of the official document.

Additional Requirements

  • Self-Employment Details: If you’re self-employed, you’ll need to provide the name of your company, postal & email address, and telephone number.
  • Practice in Estate Agency: You must attach a certified copy of the certificate of service in each case.
  • Recommendation: A letter from a registered & practising estate agent who has trained you for at least 2 years is required.

Source: Information found on page 3 of the official document.

Final Steps and Official Use

Once you’ve filled out the application and attached all necessary documents, it will go through an official review process. You’ll receive an application number, and your application will be either approved or rejected. Keep an eye out for the Gazette Notice No. and the date your certificate is dispatched.

Source: Information found on page 5 of the official document.


Getting a real estate license in Kenya is a straightforward process if you’re well-prepared in Your Real Estate Career. Make sure to gather all the required documents and fill out the application form carefully. Good luck on your journey to becoming a licensed real estate agent!

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