How To Become A Real Estate Agent In Missouri

Whether you're interested in earning your real estate license or tackling your continuing education, you can easily satisfy Missouri training requirements with us.

Our courses are delivered online for your convenience, and we make it possible to fit your course requirements into your own schedule, at your own pace. Most importantly, we're approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC)


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Missouri 48 Hour Pre-License Basic Package

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What Are Missouri's Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education Requirements?

Before you qualify to take the license exam in Missouri, MREC requires a 48-hour salesperson pre-examination course from an approved provider like AgentCampus by 360training.

Pre-Exam course topics include:

  • Agency Relationships and Contracts
  • Real Property Ownership and Land Use
  • Finance
  • Real Property Description and Valuation
  • Marketing Regulations
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Calculations
  • Missouri License Law

Your license application must be submitted within 6 months of completing the 48-hour pre-exam course.

You also need to complete a 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice (MREP) course. You can take it before or after your license exam, but it has to be completed successfully before you submit your license application.

MREP course topics include:

  • Agency
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • The Creation and Termination of Agency Relationship
  • Agency Disclosure
  • Avoiding Misrepresentation
  • Listing Property
  • Seller Agency Agreements
  • Seller Disclosures
  • Buyer Representation
  • Dual Agents and Transaction Brokers
  • Compensation, Cooperation, and Antitrust Issues
  • Appraisal Process, Principles, and Methods
  • The Competitive Market Analysis
  • Home Construction and Inspection
  • The Real Estate Cycle
  • The Primary Market
  • The Role of the Secondary Market
  • Financial Instruments
  • The Loan Process
  • FHA Loans
  • VA Loans
  • Alternative Financing
  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)
  • Home Equity Mortgages
  • Predatory Lending
  • Earnest Money and Escrow Accounts
  • Introduction to Contracts
  • Elements of a Contract
  • Contract Interpretation and Modification
  • Contract Performance and Discharge
  • Contract Breach
  • Closing

Who is Eligible to Become a Real Estate Agent in Missouri?

To be licensed in Missouri, you need to be at least 18 and willing to get fingerprinted for a background check.

What Else Do I Need to Do to Earn My Missouri Real Estate License?

If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you should:

  • Pass for the required courses with an MREC-approved course provider
  • Pass the official licensing exam
  • Get a fingerprint-based background check
  • Submit your licensing application

What is the Missouri Real Estate Licensing Exam Like?

The entire licensing process has to be completed within 6 months of completing your 48-hour pre-exam course, so you have to pass the state exam within that time frame. We recommend using one of our exam prep courses to gauge your readiness to pass on the first try.

A third-party testing company named PSI administers the Missouri Real Estate License Exam. PSI has testing locations in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Jefferson City.  The salesperson exam consists of 100 national questions and 40 Missouri-specific questions. Each portion is timed, for a total of 4 hours.

You'll learn your results before you leave the test center. You need to pass both portions of the exam before you can apply for your license.

What is the Deadline for my Missouri Real Estate License Application?

You have 6 months after passing your pre-exam course to turn in your application.

In addition to completing both required courses, you need to find an active and licensed broker to sponsor your application. They'll be responsible for mentoring you, handling the financial transactions, and other administrative and supervisory duties.

Before submitting your application, you need to get fingerprinted by MREC's approved vendor, which is currently IDEMIA/Identogo. You'll need to register first with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) to authorize your background check results to be sent to MREC. Then you'll need to visit one of IDEMIA's locations for the actual fingerprinting.


How Often Does a Missouri Real Estate License Have to Be Renewed?

Missouri real estate licenses have to be renewed once every 2 years.

For salesperson licensees, renewals are due September 30th of even-numbered years; for brokers, June 30th.

What Are Missouri's Continuing Education Requirements for Real Estate?

Missouri requires you to complete 12 Continuing Education hours from an approved provider (like us!) every 2 years, including:

  • 3 hours of mandatory Real Estate Ethics
  • 9 hours of core or elective courses

Continuing Education hours must be reported by the renewal deadline – you should try to complete your courses well ahead of time so that your credits will be sent to MREC by the deadline.

What Kind of Jobs Can I Get with a Missouri Real Estate License?

Holding a Missouri real estate license can open doors to a few different careers, including:

  • Residential real estate agent
  • Commercial real estate agent
  • Real estate broker
  • Property manager

For any of the above, your career will be influenced by the specialty and niche you choose. Some are more lucrative than others, but – no surprise – those often require additional licenses or certifications.

Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can help you ballpark your potential salary in Missouri:

Job Title Average Hourly Wage Average Yearly Wage
Sales Agents $24.65 $51,270
Property Managers $24.42 $50,790

Since a real estate agent's income is typically based on commission, it varies a lot from person to person. That's true on the low end as well as the high end. In Missouri, the top 90th percentile of sales agents make $99,480.

To learn more about different career options, real estate niches, and how commissions work, check out our Resources page for more info./p>

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