The Real Estate Training Association is a proud member of the Real Estate Educators Association.

The Real Estate Training Institute was founded in 1989 by Dr. Larry Hasbrouck.  The main campus is in Biloxi MS.

In 2012, real estate brokers Jim and Leslie Clauson bought the school and expanded on the foundation previously set into place.

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They immediately added Hattiesburg and Oxford classroom locations to supplement the Biloxi main campus.  A Rankin County location was added in 2016.

In 2017, the school expanded on its core curriculum and added National Professional Designation Courses and Professional Development in conjunction with the REBAC® division of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

The Real Estate Training Institute Gulf Coast Mississippi campus is headquartered in Biloxi and serves the Gulf Coast region. For more information, including all upcoming classes for this campus:

Have more real estate license questions?  Call: (228) 354-8585

Let our Real Estate School show you how to get your real estate license in MS.

We have classrooms in Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Oxford, Southaven and Online


Requirements for Salespersons in Mississippi:

Residency and Age — Salesperson Applicant must be a resident of Mississippi when application is submitted and be eighteen (18) years of age or older. ƒ

Education Requirements: Sixty (60) classroom hours of Real Estates courses from a college/community college or from a Mississippi approved pre-license education provider. A list of approved providers is available at the MREC website at

Requirements for Brokers

Residency and Age — Broker applicant must be a resident of Mississippi when application is submitted and be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

Education Requirements:

Active sales license for twelve (12) months immediately preceding application and 120 classroom hours of real estate courses from a college/community college or from a Mississippi approved pre-license education provider.  Real Estate Training Institute is a qualified provider of Mississippi Real Estate Education.

A list of approved providers is available at the MREC website at

Without one year experience immediately prior to application, 150 classroom hours of real estate courses that are part of a degree granting program from a college/community college is required.

College Courses are those in real estate (ONLY) which are acceptable for credit toward a degree at an institution approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or comparable regional accrediting authority.

A three (3) semester hour course usually is equivalent to 45 classroom hours.


In order to apply for licensure one should complete (fully) the application and return it to the Commission. Each question must be answered as required or the application will be returned to the applicant.

A Certificate of Completion of the education requirements (official transcript, grade report or copy of the certificates) and proper fee must accompany the application.

An applicant for a real estate broker’s license must furnish a letter of reference from their bank(s) indicating a satisfactory banking experience AND if they are a licensed active salesperson, a letter of reference from their present responsible broker must also be included.

Two photographs (front and profile views) should be attached to the application. After the application has been approved, you will be notified of the date and time that you are scheduled for testing.


When an applicant is approved for one of the examinations, the applicant has two months in which to take the exam.

If the applicant fails to appear for the exam within the two months allowed, the application fee will be forfeited and file closed unless the Commissioners grant the applicant a waiver to take the exam at a later date.

If the applicant fails to pass the first exam, they will be allowed to take the next exam (by scheduling another exam date with our licensing department) without the payment of additional fees.

If the applicant fails to appear for the second exam, fees will be forfeited and file closed.

All applicants are allowed four (4) hours to complete the exam.


The exam will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions that are prepared using questions from a national testing service along with questions from the Mississippi Real Estate Brokers License Act and the accompanying Rules and Regulations.


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How do I get my real estate license in Mississippi? 🍏

Step One:  Take the 60 hours Pre-Exam Course.

Day School is 9 days🍏

Monday thru Friday

Monday thru Thursday

Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Night School is 15 days 🍏

Monday thru Friday

Hours: 6 pm to 10 pm

What is the tuition for the pre exam course? 🍏


Includes: 🍏

Access to all the classroom locations.

All textbooks.

Online support, quizzes, videos, puzzles, games, powerpoints @

What do we learn in the class? 🍏

The Pre Exam Course focuses on the 260 things a real estate applicant needs to know in order to pass the real estate exam.

The course uses repetition of material in order to successfully retain the information.

What is the exam like? 🍏

The exam is made up of two (2) exams.

The first exam you will be taking deals with Mississippi state specific license law.  There are 40 questions.  You will need a 75% score to pass.

Once you are finished with this exam, most students will get a drink of water or use the restroom.

When you are ready to take the second exam, the computer will prompt you to get started.

The second exam concentrates on general (basic) real estate concepts that are recognized throughout the real estate world.  There are 80 questions.  You will need to score at 70% to pass.

All students have six (6) months to complete the course without further fees.  After six (6) months until one (1) year, students may have to pay for updated books.  After the one (1) year anniversary of signing up for a course with RETI, all courses must be fully successfully completed.  If no certificate has been issued during the one year, students must pay full tuition to continue.

No tuition refunds will be made after the course has begun.

The Real Estate Training Institute is approved by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to provide instruction in real estate license courses.

Jim Clauson, CDEI – Mississippi, Louisiana and New York Broker

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Broker Jim Clauson, CDEI, MRP, ABR is responsible for the day to day activities, scheduling and the detailed aspects of running the company.  He is the school’s administrator.

RET. First Sergeant (E8) Jim Clauson is also the premier instructor in the south east U.S.A. for the Military Relocation Professional (MRP®) course from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.  On occasion, he will teach a course specializing in math.  Chances are that Jim will be your first contact with us.

Broker Leslie Clauson, DREI, CDEI is responsible for course development.

Leslie holds the highest and most difficult to attain real estate instructor designation, Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI).  You can find more information here.

She is the primary instructor at the school.  She is the school’s book publisher, course developer, web page developer and marketing expert.

Leslie Clauson,DREI, CDEI– Mississippi and California Broker

The real Estate Training Institute is approved by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to supply instruction in real estate courses.

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