Missouri Real Estate License Requirements

The Missouri Real Estate Commission oversees all real estate matters in the state of Missouri. The types of real estate licenses the commission currently issues are salesperson and broker licenses.

The requirements to become a real estate agent [salesperson] or broker in Missouri are as follows:

SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Missouri salesperson license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check. All applicants must contact the current statewide fingerprint vendor for instructions on how to submit fingerprints.

No prior real estate experience is required to obtain a Missouri salesperson license.

Applicant must complete a 48 hour pre-license course from an accredited Missouri real estate school and complete a 24 hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course after completing the 48 hour pre-license course.

Missouri Real Estate License Requirements

Missouri Real Estate License Requirements

Applicant must pass the state portion of the salesperson exam with 30 correct answers and the national portion with 70 correct answers. The state portion of the salesperson exam consists of 40 questions with a two hour time limit and the national portion consists of 100 questions with a 2.5 hour time limit.

A Missouri salesperson license application must be submitted within six months of completing the prelicense education (if applicant has an active salesperson license in Missouri or another state) or within six months of passing the exam (if applicant is a licensed attorney). Applicant must also submit proof of sponsorship by a licensed broker in Missouri.

All Missouri salesperson licensees must complete 12 hours of continuing education courses during each renewal period. At least three of the 12 hours of approved instruction may be taken in a course approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission as core credit. The remaining courses may be courses which have been approved by the commission as either core or elective continuing education credit.

Licensed attorneys are exempt from the prelicense education requirements but are still required to pass the state and national real estate salesperson exam. A copy of the applicants Bar card must be presented with the license application.

Missouri is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Fees to obtain a Missouri salesperson license include:
Exam Fee: $62
Fingerprint Processing Fee: $44.80
Resident Salesperson License Application Fee: $90
Nonresident Salesperson License Application Fee: $150


BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for a Missouri broker license, applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the United States.

Applicant must submit fingerprints for a state and federal criminal background check. All applicants must contact the current statewide fingerprinting vendor for instructions on how to submit fingerprints.

A current and active Missouri salesperson license, or an active salesperson license in another state, or a current or active broker license in another state for at least 24 of the past 30 months is required to obtain a Missouri broker license.

Applicant must complete a 48 hour prelicense course from an approved Missouri real estate school.

After completing the prelicense education requirements, applicant must pass the state portion of the broker exam with 57 correct answers and the national portion with raw scores in Information Gathering and Decision Making that meet or exceed the minimum passing level. The state portion has 75 questions with a two hour time limit and the national portion has 10 simulation problems with a 2.5 hour time limit.

A Missouri broker license application must be submitted within six months of completing the prelicense education (if applicant has an active salesperson license in Missouri or another state) or within six months of passing the exam (if applicant is a licensed attorney).

Licensed attorneys are exempt from the prelicense education requirement and experience requirement but are still required to pass the state and national real estate broker exam. A copy of the applicants Bar card must be presented with the license application.

Missouri is a non-reciprocal licensing state.

Applicant must complete 12 hours of real estate instruction approved for continuing education credit by the Missouri Real Estate Commission. At least 3 of the 12 hours of approved instruction may be taken in a course approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission as core credit. The remaining courses may be courses which have been approved by the commission as either core or elective continuing education credit.

Fees to obtain a Missouri broker license include:
Exam Fee: $62
Fingerprint Processing Fee: $44.80
Resident Broker License Application Fee: $130
Nonresident Broker License Application Fee: $200


References:

Missouri Candidate Handbook: January 2014: http://pr.mo.gov/boards/realestate/MOREP-handbook.pdf

Missouri Division of Professional Registration: Eligibility Requirements: http://pr.mo.gov/boards/realestate/Examination_and_Licensure_Eligibility_Requirements.pdf

Missouri Division of Professional Registration: Nonresident Licensing Requirements: http://pr.mo.gov/boards/realestate/resnonresidentrequirements.pdf

Missouri Division of Professional Registration: Real Estate Commission: http://pr.mo.gov/realestate.asp


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