50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Missouri Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Missouri brokerage firms.

A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Missouri Real Estate Company Licenses

Missouri Real Estate Company License

Agency:Missouri Division of Professional Registration - Real Estate Commission
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerhsips 
  • Limited Liability Companies
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  • If doing business under any name other than the exact name registered with the Missouri Secretary of State, the fictitious name must be filed with the Missouri Secretary of State and a copy of the approved registration must be included with the application. 
  • If filing a fictitious name, complete the registration form showing the firm as the owner; individuals can not be listed as owners. 
  • Limited Liability Companies:
    • Resident limited liability companies must attach a copy of the Certificate of Organization from the Missouri Secretary of State 
    • Foreign limited liability companies must attach a copy of the Certificate of Organization filed in the resident state and attach a copy of the Certificate of Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company received from the Missouri Secretary of State's office. 
  • Corporations:
    • Resident corporations must attach a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office 
    • Nonresident corporations must attach a copy of the Certificate of Foreign Authority received from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office 
  • General Partnerships:
    • Must attach a copy of the approved fictitious name registration received from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office 
    • If forming a Limited Liability Partnerships, attach a copy of the certificate of registration from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office and a copy of the approved fictitious name registration if using a name other than the name of the certificate of registration. 
Financial Requirements:

A copy of a completed Consent to Examine and Audit Escrow or Trust Account form must be attached. 

Requirement Notes:

If you plan to form a corporation, partnership, or LLC, you will need to obtain a license for the entity and the broker of that entity. The entity application, application for Real Estate Corporation, partnerships or Association (LLC) License, and the application for License/Information Change form, Consent to Examine and Audit Escrow or Trust Account form, and the fictitious name registration instructions can be found here


Each broker-officer, broker-associate, or broker-partner licensed in Missouri must retain a comparable position/title within the firm. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for a Real Estate Corporation, Partnership, or LLC License or Professional Corporation Application.

Instructions:
  • Before a broker license will be issued to a partnership, association, or corporation, each partner in a partnership or each associate in an association or each officer of a corporation, who actively participates in the supervision of the real estate brokerage business of the firm shall hold the appropriate broker license and each broker-salesperson or salesperson associated with the firm who engages in activities defined in the license law shall hold the appropriate license.
  • In addition, each broker partner, broker-associate, or broker-officer shall retain a comparable position/title within the firm. An individual that maintains a salesperson license may also hold an officer title within a corporation. 
Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$80 for Missouri domestic companies and $150 for foreign companies.

Required Attachments:
  • Limited Liability Companies:
    • Resident limited liability companies must attach a copy of the Certificate of Organization from the Missouri Secretary of State
    • Foreign limited liability companies must attach a copy of the Certificate of Organization filed in the resident state and attach a copy of the Certificate of Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company received from the Missouri Secretary of State's office.
  • Corporations:
    • Resident corporations must attach a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office
    • Nonresident corporations must attach a copy of the Certificate of Foreign Authority received from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office
  • General Partnerships: Must attach a copy of the approved fictitious name registration received from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office
  •  Limited Liability Partnerships: attach a copy of the certificate of registration from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office and a copy of the approved fictitious name registration if using a name other than the name of the certificate of registration. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 for Missouri domestic companies and $150 for foreign companies.

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Individual Licenses

Missouri Individual Real Estate Licenses

Missouri Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Missouri Division of Professional Registration - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$80

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Missouri Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Missouri Division of Professional Registration - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$40

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Learn about real estate licensing in other states:

Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.

On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.

Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.

Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.

Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.

Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.

National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.

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