Missouri Salesperson Pre-Licensing MO Real Estate License FAQs

Every Question You Need Answered to Get Your Real Estate License in Missouri

We're here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry. Getting your real estate license in Missouri is a big step, so to help we've collected and answered some frequently asked questions below.

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Can I get a Missouri real estate license online?

Yes, the state of Missouri allows a future salesperson to earn their real estate license online. If you're interested in getting your Missouri real estate license online, learn more about your available options here.

How Do I Obtain a Missouri Real Estate License?

To obtain a Missouri salesperson real estate license, candidates must complete the following steps:

  • Complete your pre-licensing education - First-time licensee candidates are required to take and pass two pre-licensing courses
    • 48-Hour Missouri Salesperson Pre-Examination Course (Must be completed before the licensing exam)
    • 24-Hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course (Must be taken after the first course but can also be taken after the exam)
  • Complete the course final exam
    • To pass, the exam score must be 75% or higher
  • Schedule and pass your licensing exam with PSI (formerly AMP)
  • Complete the fingerprint requirement
  • Complete the application for license

You can download all 5 steps here.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Missouri Real Estate License?

The time it takes to get your Missouri salesperson real estate license varies per person due to the requirements that must be met; pre-licensing coursework, final exam, background check, and application processing. The most time-consuming part of getting your Missouri real estate license is completing the 72-hour pre-licensing package itself. Depending on the candidate, the background check may take some time as well. For more information on the licensing process, please click here.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Your Missouri Real Estate License?

The fixed costs involved in obtaining a Missouri salesperson real estate license include $90 for the application ($50 goes to the application fee and $40 for the original issuance of the license), $43.05 for the fingerprinting and background check fee, and $65 for the licensing examination fee. Varied costs include the tuition and fees associated with the required pre-licensing courses.

Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.

Are the Real Estate License Requirements Different If I Am Not a Missouri Resident?

The salesperson real estate license requirements for non-Missouri residents are the same as those for Missouri residents. The pre-licensing courses, licensing exam, fingerprint and background check, and application process are the same for all candidates. For more information, please click here.

What Are the Missouri Requirements for Continuing Education?

Each real estate licensee must complete a minimum of 12 hours of real estate instruction approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission. At least three of the 12 hours must be considered core credits in a course approved by the DPR. The remaining hours can be either approved elective or core continuing education credit.

The CE Shop offers all the continuing education credits you need for Missouri here.

What courses are required for a Missouri real estate license?

The state of Missouri requires 72 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education. Learn more about your Pre-Licensing package options, and take the first step toward getting your real estate license.

Do you need to have a diploma or GED to get your Missouri real estate license?

No, you do not need to have a high school diploma or GED to apply for a real estate license in Missouri. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years of age or older.

What is the average salary for a Missouri real estate agent?

Multiple factors are taken into account when calculating average real estate salaries, including the number of real estate transactions per year and commission fees. On average, a full-time real estate salesperson in Missouri can expect to make between $45-55k per year, according to ZipRecruiter.com. Among higher earners, a Missouri real estate salesperson can earn over six figures annually.

Can a felon get a Missouri real estate license?

Being convicted of a crime might impact your ability to become licensed. Please contact the Missouri Real Estate Commission for more information.

How old do you have to be to get your Missouri real estate license?

To get a Missouri real estate license, the Missouri Real Estate Commission requires you to be at least 18 years of age.

Where do I take the Missouri real estate license exam?

Examinations are administered throughout the state at four PSI testing centers. Exams are offered five days a week in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Jefferson City. For more information about times and locations, visit the Missouri Real Estate Commission webpage.

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