Step #1: Take the MS 60-hour Pre-License Course
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.
The online course is the fastest and more affordable way to meet the 60-hour pre-licensing education requirement. After passing the final exam, you'll receive the official certificate of completion.
Step #2: Submit Salesperson License Application
Next, complete the resident salesperson license application. The Mississippi Real Estate Commission (MREC) will review the application and approve you to take the state licensing exam. You will have two months to take and pass both sections of the licensing exam, or your licensing fee will be forfeited.
The salesperson licensing fee is $120. The fees are made payable to the MREC by personal check, cash, cashier's check, or money order.
The resident's salesperson license application requires:
- Three recommendations from real estate property owners who have owned property for at least three years.
- Two photos; one must be a full face and one a face profile.
- Qualifying education certificates or original college transcript showing real estate education
- A notarization date within the last 60 days
- Information from your Mississippi-licensed employing broker
- Any supporting documentation related to answers on questions 13-21.
Step #3: Schedule the Licensing Exam
After receiving your letter of approval from the MREC, you only have a two-month window to schedule and pass your licensing exam with PSI.
The examination fee is $75 for both portions of the test. Payment is made directly to PSI using a valid credit card.
PSI recommends online registration and scheduling as the fastest way to book your exam appointment. Visit www.psiexams.com to set an appointment and pay the exam fee. Refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin for alternative registration options and exam location information.
Step #4: Submit Fingerprints for a Background Check
Along with your letter of approval, the MREC sends a required fingerprint kit. There will be instructions on how to complete the fingerprinting, a consent form, and an envelope to return the cards to the MREC. The background check processing fee is $50, payable to the MREC.
Step #5: Take and Pass the State Licensing Exam
Bring to the testing center two forms of identification and your letter of approval from the MREC. One ID must be government-issued with your photo and signature. All your identification must match the name on the approval letter from the Commission.
About the Mississippi Licensing Exam:
- The general portion allows 2.5 hours and asks 80 questions. The minimum passing score is 70%.
- The state portion allows 1.5 hours and asks 40 questions. The minimum passing score is 75%.
- There may be 5-10 experimental questions asked during the exam. These questions are not scored and do not count against your time.
The Candidate Information Bulletin contains content outlines that list the topics on the exam and the number of questions under each topic.
You will know your score immediately after finishing the exam. You will also be given a printed unofficial score report.
If you fail the state portion of the exam, you can only take this section of the exam one more time during the two months immediately following your application approval. Anyone failing the national portion can retake on an unlimited basis within the two-month window of your letter of approval.
PSI will report your passing score directly to the MREC. Your real estate license is mailed directly to your employing broker once your background check clears and your passing score is confirmed. Congratulations, you are now a Mississippi real estate salesperson!