6 Frequently Asked Questions About Continuing Education for Missouri RealtorsPDH Staff
If you find yourself with questions about continuing education requirements for Missouri realtors, you are not alone. Many real estate agents in your state have the same questions. These answers will help you stay within your state’s guidelines.
1. How often do Missouri realtors need to take courses?
The license period for Missouri real estate agents is two years. This means that continuing education must be completed every two years to maintain a valid, active license. Your license is no longer active if you fail to take the required courses. You will not be able to renew it.
2. How many credits must Missouri realtors earn to renew their licenses?
In order to renew your license, you must complete 12 hours of instruction each two-year period. All courses must be approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission. Three hours must be taken in a core course, and the remaining nine hours may be elective hours.
3. Can I take my continuing education courses online?
Yes, online continuing education courses for realtors are available. Distance course providers approved by the commission are listed online. These courses typically require proctored close-booked exams.
4. Can I take courses not approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission for credit?
You may be eligible to receive credit for continuing education taken by unapproved courses, but you must submit a form called an Individual Request for Continuing Education Credit, also known as an ICE. You must submit the form 90 days before your real estate license expires, and there is a chance your credits may not be approved.
5. When must I complete my continuing education courses for them to be valid for my current licensing period?
If you are a broker, you must complete your education by June 30th on each even-numbered year. If you are a salesperson, you must complete your requirements by September 30th.
6. What if I fail to complete my continuing education courses by the deadline?
If you do not fulfill the requirements for continuing education in Missouri as a salesperson, you will be required to take and complete a Missouri Real Estate Practice course that takes 24 hours. This class is available online.
Understanding the requirements for your career may be difficult, but the Missouri Real Estate Commission maintains solid standards you must fulfill in order to keep your license active. Contact us for more information about continuing education for realtors in your state.