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Missouri Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Missouri real estate education needs for licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Missouri Division of Professional Registration - Real Estate Commission

Missouri Real Estate License Requirements: 

  • Missouri real estate salesperson license: 72 hours
  • Missouri real estate broker license: 48 hours

Missouri State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state. An individual who holds a real estate license in another state or jurisdiction desiring to obtain a real estate salesperson license in Missouri must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pass the state portion of the Missouri salesperson exam
  • Complete 48-hours prior to taking the exam.
  • Complete 24-hours prior to being licensed.
  • Submit a license application to the Commission within 6 months of passing the state portion of the Missouri salesperson exam
  • Submit a license (history) certification issued from the real estate commission of your former state or jurisdiction

A broker licensed in another state who desires to be licensed as a broker in Missouri must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have 24 months (of the last 30 months) of active salesperson experience
  • Complete the Missouri 48-hour broker pre-examination course
  • Pass both portions of the Missouri broker exam
  • Apply for a real estate broker’s license within 6 months of completing the 48-hour broker course
  • Submit a license (history) certification issued from the real estate commission of your former state or jurisdiction, issued no more than 3 months before applying for a Missouri license

Missouri Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate salespersons in Missouri need to renew their real estate licenses by September 30 of even-numbered years 
  • Real estate brokers in Missouri need to renew their licenses by June 30 of even-numbered years 
  • By these dates, real estate professionals must complete 12 hours of real estate CE, of which 9 hours must be electives and 3 hours must be core coursework

 

 

 

Missouri Appraisal License Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred. 

 Missouri Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • State Licensed Appraiser Trainee
  • State Licensed Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Certified General Appraiser

Missouri Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure
  • For Certified Residential level, one of the following is required:
  • Bachelor degree in ANY field
  • Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Real Estate
  • Completion of 30 hours of (1) relevant coursework, or (2) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams (3) or some mix of both
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. An alternative to the education requirement is also available: 5 years of experience, 5 years without any disciplinary action and completion of specific additional education
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees

Missouri Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Trainee Appraiser coursers which include:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) and 4 hours of Supervisor/Trainee education.
  • 150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which consist of the following appraiser courses :  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Residential Appraiser education AND:  Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND:  Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • Trainee – No experience
  • State Licensed Appraiser – 1000 hours in 6 months
  • Certified Residential Appraiser – 1500 hours in 12 months
  • Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in 18 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

Missouri Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All licenses expire on June 30th of even number years  
  • All appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes during the two year cycle 
  • 7 of those hours must cover the USPAP Update course 

Missouri Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the Missouri home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal.

Requirements to Become a Home Inspector: There are no current requirements

Home Inspection License Expiration: N/A

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: No CE currently required