Article Summary: This article will help anyone looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of Missouri or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Missouri. Contents of this article may include information on real estate education, schools, training courses, continuing education, tests and exams, laws, license requirements, renewal information, forms and more..


The Missouri Division of Professional Registration provides administrative support to 39 professional licensing boards and commissions within the state, including the Missouri Real Estate Commission. The Real Estate Commission was created in 1941 and its current function is to carry out the provisions of the real estate license law.

The requirements for a Missouri real estate salesperson license include being at least 18 years of age and fulfilling ONE of the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completing a 48-hour salesperson pre-examination course from an approved real estate school
  2. Be a licensed attorney
  3. Be granted a one-time sitting for the real estate examinations by the Commission
  4. Hold a current and active real estate license in another jurisdiction, pass the STATE portion of the Missouri salesperson exam, and complete the 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course (MREP)

For a very long list of frequently asked questions on getting your Missouri Real Estate License, click here.



The requirements for a Missouri real estate broker license include either having passed the salesperson examination or having a current salesperson license in Missouri. In addition, the broker license applicant needs to fulfill ONE of the following:

  1. Successfully complete a 48-hour broker education course from an approved school
  2. Have an active Missouri salesperson license for 24 of the last 30 months
  3. Be a licensed attorney
  4. Be granted a one-time sitting for the examination by the Commission
  5. Qualify for a one-time sitting for the broker real estate examinations by being actively licensed as a broker in another state for 24 of the preceding 30 months

Both salesperson and broker applicants need to apply for their real estate license within six months of completing the school requirements.

The real estate examinations are handled by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. You can schedule your exam times online ' walk-ins are not admitted. The examination fee is $52 for either a broker or salesperson, regardless of whether an applicant takes both the National and Missouri State tests, or just one or the other.

The approved real estate schools for both prelicensure and continuing education provide both classroom courses and distance education courses.

The application fee for all applicants is $50.00. The original license fee is $80.00 for a broker or associate broker, and $40.00 for a salesperson. Nonresident brokers pay a $150.00 license fee, and a nonresident salesperson pays a $100.00 license fee.

The renewal fee is $50.00 for a broker or associate broker, and $40.00 for a salesperson or inactive salesperson. Delinquent fees for renewing are $50.00 per month for both brokers and salespersons. Renewal of a nonresident salesperson or an inactive salesperson is $100.00.   To see a list of more Missouri Real Estate License related fees, click here.

All real estate broker licenses expire on June 30th of even numbered years, and all salesperson licenses expire on September 30th of even numbered years.

Due to recent statute changes, all existing reciprocal agreements have been rescinded.  If an individual holds a current and active salesperson license in another state/jurisdiction at the time they apply for a Missouri salesperson license, they must pass the STATE portion of the Missouri salesperson exam and take the 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice (MREP) Course. The MREP course can be taken before or after the exam date, but must be taken prior to applying for licensure. Application for licensure must be submitted to the MREC within six months of passing the STATE portion of the Missouri salesperson exam.

A license (history) certification issued within three months from the real estate commission of the state/jurisdiction from where applying must be provided with the application for licensure. A copy of the license is not acceptable. Certifications that are more than three months old, or do not reflect that the individual holds a current and active license, will cause the application to be deemed incomplete.

If a licensing application is not provided by AMP at the test site upon passing the State portion of the exam, contact the Missouri Real Estate Commission at 573-751-2628 (select option 2). Missouri resident salesperson application fees are $99.00 and non-resident salesperson application fees are $159.00.

You can obtain many of the real estate forms online, and the rest from the Commission office.

Real estate careers are strengthened by membership in the many organizations that provide services for the professional agent. Those holding a real estate license usually join organizations like the Missouri Association of Realtors, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). The National Association of Realtors (NAR), the world's largest professional association, assists many in locating real estate jobs within the industry. These organizations are also excellent resources of real estate education.

Missouri Real Estate Forms

Missouri Reciprocity States

  • Most real estate forms can be obtained online. Ones listed below pertain to new salespersons and brokers.

 

None

(as of 2/23/2010)

Missouri Approved Real Estate Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education

Community Colleges

University of Missouri Kansas City School of Business

 

Private Schools

1st Choice Real Estate School (O'Fallon)
Advantage School. of Real Estate (Brookfield)
Career Education Systems (Kansas City)
Lifetime Learning (Springfield)
Lowry School of Real Estate (Joplin)
Missouri Prelicense (Washington)
Professional School of Real Estate (West Plains)

 

Last Update:  3/1/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit the website of the Missouri Real Estate Commission for the latest list of approved real estate schools.