Professional School of Real Estate was purchased in the late 1970s from its former owner in Springfield, Missouri by well-known educator and entrepeneur Stuart Peckham. Mr. Peckham moved it to Mountain Grove shortly thereafter. Laura Squires began teaching under Mr. Peckham's tutelage in November 1995 and bought the school in 1998. Laura moved the school to West Plains in 2000.

With experience and education ranging from title insurance to escrow to banking to mortgage brokerage to real estate, Laura is uniquely qualified as a real estate educator and school administrator and has spent the last several years not only teaching in the classroom, but perfecting the school's online real estate education programs.

Feel free to contact the school by phone at any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Emails and telephone calls received after hours will be answered as soon as possible.

LIMITED TIME SPECIALS on ALL our courses!

ONLINE COURSES

Salesperson Prelicense Courses

Missouri Real Estate Practice Course

Broker Pre-Examination Course

Online Continuing Education

48-Hour Pre-Examination Course:

ONLY $165!

24-Hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course:

ONLY $85!

BOTH courses:

ONLY $250!

When you only need this 24-hour course:

ONLY $85!

ONLY $180!

ONLY $48 for all 12 hours

($12 per 3-hours)

ONLINE NON-RESIDENT Courses also available for ONLY $48!

You Get the Full MREC Approved Course(s) PLUS:

  • Our online “Preparing for the Real Estate Exam” course;

  • Our online “Mastering Real Estate Mathematics” course;

  • Free online Glossary of Real Estate Terms;

  • Free online sample real estate forms;

  • Free instructor assistance.

  • Free online sample real estate forms and checklists;

  • Free instructor assistance.

Why Choose Our Courses?

  • Our courses are our own! We are one of only 3 schools in the state of Missouri that offers their own pre-examination course. When you have a need or a question, we don't turn you over to some out-of-state technical support department! We take care of you right here, in Missouri! All of our online courses were designed and written by us specifically for the Missouri real estate profession. Should you enroll in an online course and be unable to complete it or find you would prefer to take the course in a classroom setting, we can transfer your tuition to a classroom course and you will only have to pay the difference. Likewise, if you sign up for a classroom course, we can also enroll you in the same course online to give you additional study help.
  • FREE additional help! When you enroll in any of our prelicense courses, you will also be automatically enrolled in our "Preparing for the Real Estate Exam" and "Mastering Real Estate Mathematics" courses. The "Preparing for the Real Estate Exam" course contains 400 sample multiple choice questions for the national portion and 120 sample multiple choice questions for the state portion of the AMP test to help you better prepare. The "Mastering Real Estate Mathematics" course contains instructions, formulas and lots of practice questions for the different types of math you may encounter on the test.
  • You can transfer from online to classroom or classroom to online. If we are or will soon be holding a classroom course in your area, you can transfer from our online course to a classroom course by simply paying the difference in the fee. If you are taking a classroom course, you can transfer to the corresponding online course.

There are basically two types of real estate licenses in Missouri: salesperson and broker. A salesperson works under a broker and cannot work under more than one broker at a time. A broker may work under another broker or on his/her own. Real estate business entities can also be licensed as brokers. The following are the basic steps you must take to obtain a salesperson or broker license in Missouri.

Salesperson:

  1. Complete a 48-hour course called "Salesperson Pre-Examination Course" that has been approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission ("MREC").
  2. Complete an MREC approved 24-hour course called "Missouri Real Estate Practice." This course may be completed before or after taking the required test, but MUST be completed AFTER the 48-hour Pre-Examination course.
  3. Pass the Missouri salesperson license examination that is administered by AMP (Applied Measurement Professionals). This may be done before or after step #2 above, but MUST be done AFTER step #1. The fee for the test is currently $68.
  4. Submit your fingerprints to the Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI approved vendor for a fingerprint background check. The Fee for the fingerprinting is currentlly $40.30.
  5. Affiliate with a licensed Missouri broker and
  6. Apply for your license. The fee for the license is currently $90.

Broker:

  1. Obtain a salesperson license and actively work under a broker for at least 24 of the immediately preceding 30 months prior to application for the broker's license.
  2. Complete an approved 48-hour course called "Broker Pre-Examination Course".
  3. Pass the AMP Missouri real estate broker test. The fee is currently $68.
  4. If you have not already done so, get fingerprinted through the Missouri State Highway Patrol's approved vendor.
  5. Apply for a broker's license. The fee for the broker's license is $130.

NONRESIDENT LICENSES:

20 CSR 2250-4.080 allows the Missouri Real Estate Commission to grant broker and salesperson licenses to individuals that are currently and actively licensed in other states or jurisdictions upon such licensees meeting certain requirements as follows:

Salesperson:

An application for a nonresident Missouri salesperson's license for an individual holding a current and active salesperson's license in another state or jurisdiction or current and active broker's license in a jurisdiction that issues only broker licenses by the following:

  1. Proof of having passed the state portion of the Missouri salesperson prelicense examination (the fee for the test is currently $68);
  2. Proof of having successfully completed the 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice course (this course must be approved by the MREC and may be taken before or after passing the test);
  3. Proof of having submitted your fingerprints through the Missouri Automated Criminal History System (MACHS) for a Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI fingerprint background check (the fee for the fingerprints currently ranges between $42 and $45 and is subject to change without notice);
  4. A license (history) certification issued from the real estate commission of the state or jurisdiction where currently licensed, no more than three (3) months prior to application for a Missouri license.
  5. A check or money order payable to the Missouri Real Estate Commission in the total amount of $150 to cover the $50 one-time application fee and the original issue license fee of $100.

Broker:

Every application for an original issue nonresident Missouri real estate broker's license by an individual holding a current and active broker license in another state or jurisdiction must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Proof of having been actively licensed as a salesperson or broker for a minimum of 24 consecutive months immediately preceding application for the broker's license (see #4 below);
  2. Proof of having passed the state portion of the Missouri broker prelicense examination (the fee for the test is currently $68);
  3. Proof of having submitted your fingerprints through the Missouri Automated Criminal History System (MACHS) for a Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI fingerprint background check (the fee for the fingerprints currently ranges between $42 and $45 and is subject to change without notice);
  4. A license (history) certification issued from the real estate commission of the state or jurisdiction where currently licensed, no more than three (3) months prior to application for a Missouri license.
  5. A check or money order payable to the Missouri Real Estate Commission in the total amount of $200 to cover the $50 one-time application fee and the original issue license fee of $150.