Colorado Real Estate Licensing

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Associate Broker

  • Licensing

  • Exam Prep

  • Professional Development


  • Continuing Education

  • Professional Development

Employing Broker

  • Licensing

  • Professional Development

Colorado State Requirements

Colorado Real Estate Commission

1560 Broadway Ste. 925
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-2166 / 800-886-7675

Fax: 303-894-2683


Colorado Real Estate License: Associate Broker

Requirements to Obtain an Associate Broker License:

      • Be at least 18 years old
      • Complete 168 credit hours of education
      • Required courses include:
          • Colorado Contract and Regulations – 48 credit hours
          • Colorado Current Legal Issues – 8 credit hours
          • Colorado Law & Practice – 48 credit hours
          • Colorado Practical Applications – 32 credit hours
          • Colorado Real Estate Closings – 24 credit hours
          • Colorado Trust Account and Record Keeping – 8 credit hours
      • Pass both the National and State portions of the PSI Colorado Broker Licensing Exam
      • Within one year of passing the Colorado Broker Licensing Exam, submit a Broker’s License Application and all supporting documentation, including a fingerprint form. An Employing Broker must sign the application, and proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance must be provided and fees paid in full.

Colorado Real Estate License: Employing Broker

Requirements to Obtain an Employing Broker License:

      • Be 18 years or older
      • Complete 24 credit hours of Brokerage Administration 1 Course
      • Must have two years of active experience as an Associate Broker
      • Must have passed the state portion of the exam when obtaining Associate Broker license
      • After completion of education, apply for a change of level of licensure with the state
        *** Real Estate Broker Authority (REC-LA-O7-04)
        *** Upgrading license will not change expiration date

Associate and Employing Broker Continuing Education

Associate and Employing Broker Continuing Education Requirements:

      • All active Real Estate Brokers need to complete 24 credit hours of education during a three year license period.
      • 12 hours must be three different versions of the four hour Annual Commission Update Course
      • 12 hours may be electives or other topic areas
      • If any Annual Commission Update is missed during a license period, students may complete one of the following options:
          • Take and pass the state portion of the licensing exam
          • Take the 24 credit hour Broker Reactivation Course
          • Complete 48 hours of Colorado Contracts and Regulations & the 24 credit hour Broker Administration course to total 72 hours.
      • If a licensee has been inactive for longer than 3 years, the licensee MUST contact the state to be advised of the process to reinstate license.

Colorado Real Estate Examinations

Fingerprinting & Exam Provider Information:

      • The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) must receive your fingerprints and run a routine background check before the state grants the license to sell real estate.
      • To schedule the Associate Broker Licensing Exam, see the Real Estate Candidate Information Bulletin, Exam Registration Information or for any exam questions, please visit: PSI Exams
      • Exam testing locations:
          • Centennial
          • Colorado Springs
          • Durango
          • Fort Collins
          • Grand Junction
          • Pueblo
          • Wheat Ridge
      • Two forms of identification are required to sit for the licensing exam:
          • One must be a valid form of government-issued identification (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport)
          • The second must have your signature and preprinted legal name
      • National Exam:
          • 80 questions
          • Passing score: 60 correct questions
          • Time Allowed: 120 Minutes (2 hours)
      • State Exam:
          • 74 questions
          • Passing score: 53 correct questions
          • Time Allowed: 110 Minutes (1 hr and 50 minutes)
      • Helpful Tips for Exam Day:
          • Arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment.
          • All candidates MUST bring a copy of all six course completion certificates (also known as the REC-33)
          • The following items will NOT be permitted in the exam room:

Cell phones
Study materials
Portable computers
Recording devices
Electronic and smart watches
Lapel pins
Tie backs
Bulky or loose clothing or coats
Hats or headgear not worn for religious reasons

      • Scores of the exam will be presented immediately following completion of the exam. Exam results will be reported to students and DORA.