One of the first challenges you might come to during your career as a real estate agent in Missouri is your license renewal. It can be difficult to navigate the process of renewing your real estate license, especially because there is still such a difference between renewing online and through the mail. While the process may not be seamless just yet, renewing your license can be simple.
The next deadline for all salesperson license renewals is September 30, 2018. With this information in mind, it is always a good idea to begin the process of taking real estate courses with renewal in mind.
Meet Missouri Continuing Education Requirements
First, you must meet your state’s continuing education requirements. In Missouri, the licensing period consists of two years during which you must take 12 hours of real estate education.
The courses you take must be approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission, and at least three credits must be considered core classes. Common topics for core courses include fair housing and representation options.
Many different courses are available as electives. These include topics like applying for a mortgage loan, property hazards, real estate ethics, and financing.
Understand Missouri’s Renewal Process
Missouri has a strict licensing structure, so online renewals are not always available. The Missouri Real Estate Commission may accept renewal submissions via mail or online form based on when you are trying to renew.
If online submissions are available, make sure that you have your updated contact information, license number, and a pin number on hand. You must also ensure that your school has reported your continuing education hours to the real estate commission.
If online renewal submissions are not available, you should receive a paper application for renewal in the mail up to two months before the expiration date on your license.
Payment for real estate license renewal is available via credit card, debit card, and electronic check. Your renewal fee is due at the time you submit your application.
Check Your License Status
Your next step is to verify that your real estate license was renewed. You should be able to access your licensing status on the Missouri Real Estate Commission website by clicking on “Licensee Search.” There, you can make sure that your new expiration date has been successfully updated to the next renewal period.
If you fail to renew your real estate license on time, you are subjected to a late renewal fee for each month you are late.
Remember that you cannot renew your real estate license without first taking your continuing education courses. There is so much to learn about your industry, and it is also possible to focus on new niche while you renew your license. With the Internet, it could not be more convenient to study. Contact us for more information about studying for your real estate license renewal.