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Real Estate Broker Qualifying Education

Anyone interested in helping members of the public buy or sell real property in Colorado, must complete a minimum of 168 hours of pre-licensing education and pass both the state and national portion of the Colorado Real Estate Broker Exam. The pre-licensing education must be received through either a nationally accredited community college or university OR a school approved by the Colorado Department of Private and Occupational Schools (DPOS).

Basic Pre-Licensing Education Course Requirements

The 168 hours of pre-licensing education is comprised of mandatory courses required by the Colorado Real Estate Commission (Commission). The mandatory courses will prepare an applicant to pass the state and national portion of the real estate broker examination. Click on each course below for a course outline.

The pre-licensing education and examination requirements vary for applicants who hold a real estate broker license in another state or jurisdiction or for those who are licensed attorneys. To determine the education and examination requirements for a new Colorado broker license, download and review the information within the license qualifications grid. This grid will help you determine your educational requirements.

Other Education Course

Brokerage Administration (24 Hours)

This course is a required course for associate or independent level brokers who want to upgrade to the employing broker level.

Broker Reactivation (24 Hours)

Course Objective: To provide a refresher course on Commission approved contracts, Colorado real estate regulations and to review the most current material included in the Colorado Annual Update Course.

Education Providers

Click here for a list of education providers that provide the pre-licensure education.

Examination Requirements

Scheduling Your Exam

Once you have completed the required education requirement (if applicable), it is time to schedule your exam. The current exam vendor for the Colorado Division of Real Estate is PSI. To make an exam reservation, please visit PSI's website or call PSI's Candidate Care Center at (800) 733-9267. Commission rules require that only qualified applicants may sit for the exam, and you will be required to sign an affidavit of exam eligibility at the exam site.

Exam Score Expiration Criteria

Please note that you must submit your new license application within one year of the successful completion of your examination requirement. Your application must be received by the Division of Real Estate prior to the one year anniversary of the successful completion of each portion of your exam.



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