In the “Show-Me” state there are incredible caves, an abundance of lakes and waterways, and because it’s in the Midwest, you can experience all 4 seasons. You can help clients experience all that Missouri has to offer by becoming a real estate agent today.
While real estate license requirements vary by state, the overall process is similar. Find all the information you need below to get your Missouri real estate license online.
Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Missouri
- Successfully complete an approved 48-hour course
- Pass the state required exam
- Successfully complete an approved 24-hour course
Basic Missouri Real Estate License Requirements
The state of Missouri requires that you must be 18 years of age or older in order to become a real estate agent.
First-time licensee candidates are required to take and pass two pre-licensing courses. The 48-hour Missouri Salesperson Pre-Examination Course must be completed before the licensing exam. The 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course can then be taken after the first course, but can also be taken after the exam.
What Can I Expect During the Missouri Licensing Exam?
The Missouri Real Estate Salesperson Exam is split into two parts. The first part is the Real Estate Salesperson National Exam, and the second part is the Real Estate Salesperson State Specific Exam. The national portion of the Missouri Real Estate Salesperson exam contains 100 questions, and you must answer 75 correctly to pass. You have 2.5 hours to take the Real Estate Salesperson National Exam. If you take the state-specific exam with the national portion of the exam, you have a total of 4 hours.
Where Do I Take the Salesperson Exam?
You can take the Missouri Real Estate Licensing Exam by registering with the state testing facility AMP, a PSI business, here. The fee for the exam is $65 if you take BOTH the National and State portion, and $62 if you take the State portion OR the National portion. You can pay by credit card when you schedule your exam online or by phone, or you can pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order at the test center.
How Do I Apply for My Missouri Real Estate License?
Once you have passed the exam and have met eligibility requirements, you can apply for your real estate salesperson’s or broker’s license. You must submit your application to the Missouri Real Estate Commission within six months of your 48-hour pre-license course completion. You can follow the instructions on the reverse side of your passing score report to apply for your salesperson’s or broker’s license.
Anyone applying for a Missouri Real Estate license is required to be fingerprinted for a Missouri and federal criminal history background check. You must contact IDEMIA (Identogo) for fingerprinting prior to making application for licensure.
How to Contact IDEMIA (Identogo) for Fingerprinting
You must register with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) at www.machs.mo.gov. You will need to provide the MREC’s four-digit registration number, 0004, to authorize the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI to send the results to the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Once registered, you will be directed to a list of fingerprinting locations available throughout the state. You will need to bring a Photo ID with you to the fingerprint site, such as a valid driver’s license, military ID or passport. The fingerprinting fee is $41.75.
PDH Academy is approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission to offer both the 48-hour Pre-License Course and the 24-hour Practice Course. You can view our approvals here. Visit our website at www.pdhrealestate.com to get started today!
For more information check out our blog, “How to Get Your Real Estate License in Missouri”.
Questions about your license application or licensure requirements should be directed to:
Missouri Real Estate Commission
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1339
Jefferson City, MO 65102
For exam registration information, you may contact PSI/AMP at:
PSI Certification Headquarters
18000 W 105th Street
Olathe, KS 66061
How much money does a Real Estate Agent make in Missouri?
The average salary for a real estate agent in Missouri is $40,504 per year.
How do I register for the exam?
Registration for the exam can be done with the exam provider AMP. You can register here.
Will I get proof of completing my pre-licensing course?
Yes. Once you complete the course online you will be able to print your certificate immediately.
Missouri Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements
In Missouri, you also need 12 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain your real estate license. Three hours must be of a required core topic.
PDH Academy’s 12-hour Renewal Bundle will meet all of your continuing education requirements. Visit our website to enroll today!
For more information on renewing your Missouri Real Estate license, please visit the Missouri Real Estate Commission’s website at https://pr.mo.gov/realestate.asp.