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  • Getting Fingerprinted in Mississippi
  • How to Get a Mississippi Real Estate License
  • Mississippi License Qualifications / Requirements
  • Mississippi Real Estate License Renewal
  • Mississippi Real Estate Profession Questions
  • Mississippi Reciprocity and Out-of-State Licensees
  • RealEstateU Questions in Mississippi
  • Scheduling Your Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam
  • Taking the Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam

Mississippi Frequently Ask Questions Real Estate License

On this page you will find a full list of frequently asked questions about how to get your Mississippi real estate license, the Mississippi real estate salesperson course, how to prepare for the MS state exam, how to renew your MS real estate license, and general real estate profession questions.

About the 60-Hour Mississippi Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Course

What course I need to take to get a MS real estate salesperson license

All new real estate salesperson applicants must take 60 hours of real estate education from a college, community college, or a Mississippi-approved pre-license education provider.

How many hours of education are required to get a MS license?

You are required to take 60 hours of pre-licensing education to earn a Mississippi real estate salesperson license. Your course must be taught by a college, community college, or a state-approved pre-license education provider.

How can I take the 60-hour MS real estate license course?

You can take your pre-license real estate course as an in-classroom course or as an online course. Many students choose to take the pre-licensing online because it offers the most flexibility and is more affordable than a live classroom course.

Can I take the 60-hour Mississippi real estate license course online?

Yes, you can take the 60-hour Mississippi pre-license real estate course online. This is a popular option because it is typically more affordable and more flexible than an in-person course. You just need to take your course from a state-approved education provider.

Can I take the MS pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

The state of Mississippi does not have any regulations concerning how old you are when you take the pre-license course. Check with your course provider if they have any age or education restrictions. Please keep in mind you will need to be 18 years of age when you apply for your license.

Can I use my college credits towards the MS pre-license course?

You cannot use any previous college credits towards your Mississippi pre-license course, but you can take the pre-license course from a college or community college.

Does the MS salesperson pre-license course have a final exam?

Check with your course provider about the Mississippi salesperson pre-license course final exam. They will be able to provide you with more information about its content, length, and format.

What to do to earn the MS pre-license course completion certificate?

You will learn your Mississippi pre-license course completion certificate after successfully working your way through all units in the 60-hour course. You will need to pass any quizzes and tests along the way, as well as the final exam.

How many questions are on the MS pre-license course exams?

The exact number of questions on the MS pre-license course exams depends on the current section of the course you are taking. The course provider will let you know how many questions are on the different exams and the comprehensive final.

How do I receive my MS Course Completion Certificate?

If you are a RealEstateU student, you will find your Mississippi course completion certificate in your account after you pass the final exam. All you need to do is log in to your account and go to your course. You will find it available for download.

Where can I find approved pre-license course providers in MS?

Here is the list of state-approved pre-license education providers.

How does the MREC know that I have completed the MS pre-license course

You are required to submit your pre-license course completion certificates with your salesperson license application. You will not be approved to take the state licensing exam without evidence you have completed the education requirement.

How long is my MS Course Completion Certificate valid for?

An expiration date for the Mississippi pre-license course completion is not stated. However, it is in your best interest to submit your salesperson license application as soon as you can after finishing your course. You want to take the exam while the information is still fresh in your mind.

Applying for a Mississippi Real Estate License

What are the requirements to apply for a MS real estate license?

Before you apply for your Mississippi real estate salesperson license, you must first be at least 18 years of age. Next, you must take 60 hours of pre-licensing education. Once you've met these two requirements, you can submit a salesperson license application.

How do I apply for my Mississippi real estate salesperson license?

You will need to print out the salesperson license application. If you live in MS, you will use the resident license application. If you live outside MS, you will use the non-resident salesperson license application. You will submit the application, the license fee, and the supporting materials by mail to the MREC.

Can I apply online for the MS real estate salesperson license?

No, currently, the Mississippi Real Estate Commission uses a printed mail process. You need to download the appropriate salesperson license application form from their website.

How much is the MS real estate salesperson license application?

The license application fee is $120 made payable to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission using a personal check, cash, cashier's check, or money order.

What documents do I need to submit with my MS license application?

Include with your application two photos, one showing a full face and the other a side profile, your real estate education certificate, information from your Mississippi employing broker, supporting documentation to questions 13-21, and a notarization date within the last 60 days.

When should I file my license application with the MS Commission?

It is recommended that you submit your salesperson license application after a Mississippi licensed broker has hired you, and you feel ready to take the state licensing exam. Once the Mississippi Real Estate Commission approves your application, you only have two months to take and pass the state exam.

Can I get a MS real estate license if I don't work for a broker?

No, Mississippi real estate salesperson license application requests information about your employing broker. Your application will not be approved without evidence you will work under the supervision of a licensed broker.

What is the difference between an active and inactive license in MS?

If you have an inactive license, you cannot engage in any real estate brokerage activities. An active license means you can work as a real estate agent, perform real estate brokerage activities, and be compensated for work as a real estate professional.

How do I receive an inactive MS real estate license?

Any real estate professionals seeking to inactivate their license must fill out the inactive status address form. You will need to pay a $25 processing fee.

How do I receive an active MS real estate salesperson license?

Your Mississippi salesperson license will automatically be issued on active status once you have met all of the steps in the licensing process. Your initial license will not be issued on inactive status.

How do I change from an inactive to an active MS license?

You need to submit the reactivation of salesperson application to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. Make sure you include the responsible broker information, or the application will not be processed. Include a $50 processing fee.

What's the difference between a MS salesperson- and a broker license?

Inactive real estate licenses mean that you hold a salesperson license, but you are not legally able to represent buyers or sellers transacting real estate and earn a commission for your efforts. An active license means that you are legally allowed to represent buyers and sellers and earn a commission for your work.

Where can I check my MS salesperson license application status?

You can search under "find a license" with the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to check on the status of your license. You will appear in the database once your license has been issued.

Disclosing Prior Criminal Activity in Mississippi

Can I get my MS salesperson license if I have a prior conviction?

It is possible to earn a salesperson license with a prior conviction, but some offenses, like those for dishonesty, or felony convictions within the last five years, will disqualify you from holding a license.

What offenses disqualify me from receiving an MS Salesperson License?

You are disqualified for: ● Convictions, or guilty or nolo contendere pleas, for a felony in a domestic or foreign court during the five years immediately preceding the date of the application. ● Any felonies at any time involving fraud, dishonesty, breach of trust, or money laundering.

How should I disclose any prior criminal activity to the MS Commission

The salesperson license application questions 13-14 will ask about your prior criminal history. Disclose these on the license application and provide supporting documents.

When should I disclose any prior criminal activity to MS Commission?

You will disclose the prior criminal history when you submit the license application to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

Getting Fingerprinted in Mississippi

Do I need to be fingerprinted in MS to earn a salesperson's license?

Yes, fingerprints are a requirement to earn a Mississippi real estate salesperson license. The state is required to run a criminal history records check.

How do I get my fingerprints taken in Mississippi?

After you submit your Mississippi salesperson license application, the Mississippi Real Estate Commission will send you a fingerprint kit with instructions and the authorization code. It will include a consent form and an envelope to return the cards to the MREC. Pay the $50 processing fee to the MREC.

How long does fingerprinting and a background check take in MS?

The Mississippi Real Estate Commission does not provide an estimate for how long it takes to process the fingerprints and background checks. It often depends on when they receive your fingerprinting kit. Expect it to take anywhere from two to four weeks, and occasionally longer.

How to Get a Mississippi Real Estate License

How do I get my Mississippi real estate salesperson's license?

You must complete the following steps to earn your MS Salesperson's license: 1) Complete the 60-Hour MS Pre-license Salesperson Course 2) Apply for the MS salesperson license 3) Take and pass the state exam 4) Submit fingerprints for a background check 5) Be hired by an employing broker

How long does it take to get my MS real estate license?

Earn your MS salesperson license in approx. 3 months. 1. Complete the 60-hour pre-license course online: 2-4 weeks. 2. Be hired by an MS broker: 1-2 months. 3. Apply for your license: 1-3 weeks. 4. Schedule and pass the MS state exam: 1-3 weeks. 5. Submit fingerprints for a background check: 1-3 weeks.

How much does it cost to get my MS salesperson's real estate license?

It can cost as little as $394 to earn your Mississippi real estate salesperson license. These costs are not paid all upfront but are spread out across the licensing process.

What tests do I need to take to get my MS real estate license?

The most important test will be the state licensing exam. You must pass this exam to receive your license.

Can I complete the application for a MS salesperson's license online?

No, you'll need to submit a paper application. This is in part because you need to include the recommendation of three real estate owners, and your employing broker has a section to complete.

Mississippi License Qualifications / Requirements

How old do I have to be to get an MS real estate license?

You must be at least 18 years of age to earn and hold a Mississippi real estate salesperson license.

Do I need a high school diploma to get my MS real estate license?

No, Mississippi does not require a high school diploma or its equivalent to earn a salesperson license.

Can I get a MS real estate license if I'm not a state resident?

Yes. Mississippi has resident and non-resident licenses. To hold a resident's salesperson license, you must also be a bona fide state resident. There is a different application for the non-resident license.

Where can I find regulatory information about MS real estate licenses?

Mississippi Real Estate License Law can be found under the state statutes, Section 73, Chapter 35. Information about Mississippi Real Estate Commission regulations is on the MREC website.

Mississippi Real Estate License Renewal

How do I renew my Mississippi real estate license?

Mississippi license holders are now able to renew their Mississippi real estate licenses online through the Mississippi Real Estate Commission website. You will use your licensing credentials to log in. You can also appear in person at the MREC office in Flowood, Mississippi.

How much does it cost to renew my MS real estate license?

It costs $60 to renew a real estate salesperson license each year.

How often do I have to renew my MS real estate salesperson license?

The Mississippi real estate salesperson license is good for two years. It will expire on December 31 of a given year.

What are the CE requirements for first-time renewals in MS?

All new Mississippi license salespersons must take a 30-hour post-licensing course within their first year of licensure. Taking this course exempts you from the 16-hour continuing education requirement for your first renewal.

What are the CE requirements for inactive licensees in MS?

If you hold an inactive salesperson license, you still must renew your license when it expires. If you are inactivating within your first year of licensure, you are still required to complete the 30-hour post-license course by your renewal date. If you don't, your license will be closed.

What are the CE requirements for active licensees in MS?

All active Mississippi salespersons are required to take 16 hours of continuing education during their two-year renewal cycle.

How do I renew an inactive MS real estate license?

Go online to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission website. You will use your licensing credentials to log in and renew your inactive license.

How soon can I renew my MS real estate license?

Your Mississippi salesperson license expires on December 31 of a given year. You must submit the renewal application before this date.

What happens if I do not renew my MS license on time?

If you fail to renew your Mississippi salesperson license on time, your license will be automatically canceled after two months. If you happen to renew during the two-month grace period, you must pay a late fee of 100% of the renewal fee.

Mississippi Real Estate Profession Questions

What can I do with my Mississippi real estate license?

If you hold a Mississippi real estate salesperson license, you are legally able to earn a commission or other compensation by representing sellers and buyers with their selling, purchasing, listing, leasing, or renting needs for any real property. A qualifying broker must supervise a real estate salesperson.

When is a real estate license required in Mississippi?

A real estate salesperson license is required when you wish to represent a buyer or seller in a real estate transaction and earn a commission for your services. This includes listing, selling, purchasing, leasing, and renting of real property. A salesperson license is not required to sell or buy your own home.

What must I do in MS if I transfer responsible brokers?

If you change your employing broker, you must complete a salesperson transfer application. It must be signed by your current responsible broker, who must return your license to the MREC within three days of releasing you. There is a $50 transfer application fee payable to the MREC.

Mississippi Reciprocity and Out-of-State Licensees

Does Mississippi offer reciprocity with other states?

Mississippi does not list any specific reciprocity agreements with any other states. You must contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission before you submit your application if you are reciprocating to Mississippi to learn about the requirements. They are not listed on the MREC website.

How can I get my MS license if I'm already licensed in another state?

If you are licensed in any other state, contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission before you submit an application. Inquire about any reciprocity agreements and requirements. You also submit a reciprocal salesperson license application.

How do I get my MS real estate license if I'm not a MS resident?

If you are not a resident of Mississippi, you will complete the non-resident or reciprocal salesperson license application. You still need to be hired by a Mississippi licensed employing broker.

RealEstateU Questions in Mississippi

Is the RealEstateU Mississippi pre-license course state-approved?

Yes, RealEstateU is a recently approved pre-license course provider. We offer the 60-hour pre-license course for $149 as an online, flexible format to better fit your schedule.

Scheduling Your Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam

Can I schedule the MS exam without taking the pre-license course?

No, you need to submit a license application before you take the Mississippi salesperson licensing exam. With this application, you need your pre-license course completion certificate.

How long do I have after my application accept to schedule the MS exam

Once the Mississippi Real Estate Commission approves you to take the exam, you have two months to take and pass the national and state-specific portion of the licensing exam. If you do not take and pass the exam within this two-month window, your forfeit licensing fee and your file will be closed.

How much does the MS real estate salesperson license exam cost?

The Mississippi salesperson examination fee is $75 for both portions of the test. The registration fee is non-refundable. Payment is made directly to PSI using a valid credit card.

How do I schedule my MS real estate salesperson licensing exam?

Once you receive a letter of exam approval from the MREC, visit www.psiexams.com to set your appointment and pay the exam fee. PSI recommends online registration and scheduling as the fastest way to book your exam appointment.

How do I pay for the MS state licensing exam?

You will directly pay PSI, the state's exam provider, using a credit card. PSI accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover cards. You can also mail a check, money order, or cashier's check. Payment must be received in advance of the exam.

How long does it take to register and schedule my MS license exam?

The fastest and easiest way to register for your Mississippi salesperson license exam is by going online to the PSI website. You can set up an account and be scheduled for your exam in under an hour. You can also call 855-557-0620 and be registered in under an hour.

Where can I take the MS real estate licensing exam?

Test centers are located in Jackson, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Mobile, and Memphis. Search the PSI website or see the Candidate Information Bulletin for specific addresses and directions.

Do I need to take the MS state exam if I'm licensed in another state?

Mississippi has different requirements for licensure based on the state you are coming from. You'll need to contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission directly before you submit your reciprocal license application.

How do I change or cancel my MS state exam date?

If you need to make any changes or modifications to your Mississippi salesperson exam appointment, make them at least 48 hours in advance by calling PSI at 855-557-0620. Please know that a voicemail does not count as a cancellation.

Taking the Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam

How many questions are on the MS state salesperson licensing exam?

The Mississippi Salesperson Pre-licensure Exam consists of two sections. You'll be asked 80 multiple-choice questions on the national section, and you must pass with at least a 70%. In the state section, you will be asked 40 multiple-choice questions, and you must answer at least 75% correctly to pass.

Do I need to bring a calculator for the MS State Exam?

You don't need to bring a calculator to the Mississippi State licensing exam, but you are allowed to. Only non programmable calculators without printing capabilities or an alphabetic keyboard are permitted. It must be silent and battery-operated.

What is included on the Mississippi state salesperson licensing exam?

You will be tested on national and state real estate-related content. Topics include property ownership, land use controls, financing, market analysis, property disclosures, and contracts. State-specific questions ask about the Commission, licensing, property and agency disclosures, trust accounts, and more.

What am I required to bring to the MS state salesperson license exam?

You will need to bring (2) forms of identification. One must be state or federal government-issued, like a driver's license or passport. The secondary form can be another primary ID or something which contains your signature, like a credit or debit card.

Are there any testing accommodations available for the MS State Exam?

PSI can accommodate testing modifications in accordance with the ADA. Anyone requesting accommodations must go to PSI and fill out the accommodations request form. Be prepared to submit documentation from a medical authority or specialist about your limitations.

Can I take my MS State Exam if I don't have an employing broker?

No, because the Mississippi salesperson application asks for information about your employing broker. You won't be approved to take the exam without this information.

What are the exam policies at the Mississippi PSI testing center?

No personal items are allowed in the testing room. You can take a bathroom break, but you must notify the proctor. You will not get time added back to the test. There is no eating, drinking, gum, smoking, or making excessive noise in the test center.

Do my MS State Exam results expire?

Passing the Mississippi State licensing exam is the last major step to earning your salesperson license. PSI reports your score directly to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. Once the MREC receives the results, they will issue your real estate license.

I just passed my MS real estate exam, now what?

Congratulations on passing your Mississippi salesperson real estate licensing exam. Next is waiting for your background check to clear and the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to confirm your passing score. They will mail your real estate license directly to your employing broker.

How will the Commission know my MS exam results?

The testing vendor PSI will send your exam results directly to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. If you have passed the exam, the MREC will issue your real estate license.

How many times can I take the MS state salesperson license exam?

The Mississippi Real Estate Commission issues you a two-month testing window once it approves your license application. You can take the national portion and an unlimited number of times during this window. You can only take the state portion of the exam twice.

How long does it take to get my MS State Exam results?

You will know how you did on your Mississippi salesperson exam as soon as you finish the test. Your score will appear on the computer screen. If you did not pass, you'll receive a diagnostic report with your strengths and weaknesses by the examination type. You also walk away with an unofficial printed score report.

I failed my MS real estate salesperson exam. Can I take it again?

Any exam retakes must be done within your two-month testing eligibility window. You can take the national portion an unlimited number of times during this time. You can only take the state portion of the exam twice.

How do I retake the MS State Exam if I previously failed?

To retake the Mississippi State licensing exam, you first must wait 24 hours before contacting PSI. You can register using your online PSI account or by calling PSI at 855-557-0620. The exam retake will cost $75 regardless of how many sections you are taking.

How much does it cost to retake the MS State Exam?

It costs $75 each time you take the Mississippi State licensing exam, regardless of whether it is a retake for one section or two sections.

I failed one portion of the MS exam. Do I have to retake both sections

If you feel just one section of the MS salesperson exam, you can just take the section you failed. Remember to take the exam within your two-month testing eligibility window. You can only retake the state portion of the exam one time. If you feel it again, you have to wait three months and reapply for exam eligibility.

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Categories > Mississippi
  • About the 60-Hour Mississippi Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Course
  • Applying for a Mississippi Real Estate License
  • Disclosing Prior Criminal Activity in Mississippi
  • Getting Fingerprinted in Mississippi
  • How to Get a Mississippi Real Estate License
  • Mississippi License Qualifications / Requirements
  • Mississippi Real Estate License Renewal
  • Mississippi Real Estate Profession Questions
  • Mississippi Reciprocity and Out-of-State Licensees
  • RealEstateU Questions in Mississippi
  • Scheduling Your Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam
  • Taking the Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam

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