How to Obtain a License
Salesperson License To obtain a Missouri salesperson license, applicants must be 18 years of age, show evidence of being fingerprinted through the approved statewide vendor, and fulfill ONE of the following requirements:
1) Earn a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion from a 48-hour pre-exam salesperson course from an accredited Missouri real estate school on or before the exam date, pass BOTH portions of the Missouri salesperson examination, and complete the 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course (MREP) prior to submitting application for license. MREP course can be taken before or after exam date but must be taken AFTER successful completion of the 48-hour pre-exam salesperson course. Complete application for license must be submitted within six months of the completion date of the 48-hour pre-exam salesperson course; OR
2) Be a licensed attorney and pass BOTH portions of the Missouri salesperson examination. (Education requirements are waived.) Complete application for license must be submitted within six months of passing the exam. If both portions of the exam are not passed at one sitting, the application for license must be submitted within six months of the first passing exam score. A copy of current Bar card must be provided with the application for license; OR
3) 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) prior to submitting application for license. MREP course can be taken before or after exam date. Complete application for license must be submitted within six months of passing the exam. A current license (history) certification issued within three months from the real estate commission of the state/jurisdiction from which currently licensed must be provided with the application for licensure. (A copy of license is not acceptable).
Criminal History Background Check:
All applicants for an original Missouri license are required to be fingerprinted for a Missouri and federal criminal history background check. Therefore, all new applicants must contact the approved statewide vendor for fingerprinting prior to making application for licensure. The current statewide vendor is IDEMIA (IDENTOGO).
To be fingerprinted through IDEMIA (IDENTOGO), you must first register with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) at www.machs.mo.gov. Individuals without access to the Internet may contact IDEMIA (IDENTOGO) directly at 1-844-543-9712 to have a Fingerprint Services Representative conduct this registration on your behalf. You will need to provide the MREC’s four-digit registration number, 0004, in order to register to be fingerprinted. This will authorize the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI to send the results to the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Upon registration you will be directed to a list of fingerprinting locations available throughout the state, with some sites offering night and/or weekend hours. You are required to bring Photo ID with you to the fingerprint site. Acceptable forms of ID are a valid driver’s license, military ID or passport.
While each location is on a first come, first served basis appointments should be scheduled and will take precedence over walk-ins. The actual fingerprinting process will take approximately 10 minutes. The fee is $41.75 – IDEMIA (IDENTOGO) receives $8.50; the Missouri Highway Patrol receives $20.00; and the FBI receives $13.25. The Missouri Real Estate Commission does not receive any portion of the fee. You will pay on site with a credit/debit care, money order, or cash (must be exact change).
Meet The Requirements?
After you have met the eligibility requirements and passed the examination, you may apply for your real estate salesperson's or broker's license. You must submit your application for license to the Missouri Real Estate Commission within six months of the date of your 48-hour pre-examination course completion. If no education is required, proof of satisfactory completion of BOTH portions of the required examination must be completed within six months prior to the date the application for license is submitted to the Missouri Real Estate Commission. Follow the instructions on the reverse side of your passing score report to apply for your salesperson's or broker's license.
All applicants for an original Missouri license are required to be fingerprinted for a Missouri and federal criminal history background check. Therefore, all new applicants must contact IDEMIA (Identogo) for fingerprinting prior to making application for licensure.
Now, this is a lot of information, but it is ALL of the information you need to know in order to be eligible and to obtain your real estate license. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as assist you on your journey with obtaining your real estate license!