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How To Get Your Mississippi Real Estate License

Learn the 5 Steps To Become A Real Estate Agent
In Mississippi

Getting your Mississippi real estate license might seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process on how to become a real estate agent in Mississippi.

Read on to learn about the five steps you’ll need to complete before starting your career in Mississippi real estate. To learn about how much it costs to get your real estate license, visit our Mississippi Pre-Licensing pricing page.

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To start:

  • Be a legal resident of Mississippi
  • Be 18 years of age or older.

Quick Facts:

  • What is the average MS real estate agent salary? According to, the average full time Mississippi real estate agent salary is $86,553 per year.
  • How long does it take to get a real estate agent license in Mississippi? Future agents who spend about 20 hours per week on coursework can be licensed in as little as 3-4 weeks.
  • You can use the Mississippi Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent's license status.


  1. Complete 60 Hours of approved Mississippi Pre-Licensing education

    To start, you must successfully complete 60 classroom hours of Pre-Licensing real estate courses.

  2. Pass the course final exam.

    After you complete all of the Pre-Licensing requirements, you must pass a course final exam. There are 100 questions on this exam, and the minimum passing score is 70%.

  3. Find a Sponsoring Broker

    To obtain a Mississippi real estate license, you’re required to include the affidavit of a sponsoring broker. It's important to find the right broker to work with since this person will serve as your mentor as you start your new career in real estate.

    Here are some questions to consider during your search:

    • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
    • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
    • Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems?
    • How do they support their agents with education and training?
    • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
    • Do they offer benefits?
    • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
    • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?
  4. Apply for a Mississippi Real Estate License

    In order to apply for a real estate license in Mississippi, you must complete the application and return it to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. Each question must be answered as required or the application will be returned to the applicant. Included in the application is a background check and you must attach two photographs (front and profile views). After the application has been approved, you will receive a letter of approval/eligibility from the Commission.

  5. Take the final Mississippi Real Estate Exam

    Upon approval of eligibility, you’ll be responsible for contacting PSI to schedule an appointment to take the licensing examination. You may sit for the state portion of the examination only twice during the two months immediately following the approval of your application and may sit an unlimited amount of times for the national portion of the examination during the same two-month period. Exams are typically given on a monthly basis at a place designated by the Commission. All applicants are allowed 4 hours to complete the exam. The exam fee for both portions is $75, regardless if you take one or both.

    Do you need help passing your Mississippi real estate exam? The CE Shop also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to Mississippi. If you have any additional questions, visit our Mississippi real estate exam frequently asked questions page.


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