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Missouri Real Estate License FAQs

We are here to help answer any questions you have about getting started in the real estate industry.



Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Real Estate License in Missouri

We'd be worried if you didn't have questions! Getting your real estate license in Missouri is a big step, so to help, we've collected some frequently asked questions below.

How do I get a Missouri real estate license?

To get a Missouri salesperson real estate license candidates must complete two pre-licensing courses totaling 72 hours, submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check, take the licensing examination, and complete and application for licensing. Details can be found at the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Real Estate Commission website.


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, exam, background check, and application processing. The timeliest factor involved is completing the 72 hours of pre-licensing education, comprised of two courses. 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 a 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 $68 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 coursework, 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 credit in a course approved by the Commission. The remaining hours can be either approved elective or core continuing education credit.




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