To qualify for a real estate broker license you must complete a minimum of 168 hours of qualifying education. The qualifying education must be obtained through either a nationally accredited community college or university OR a school approved by the Colorado Department of Private and Occupational Schools (DPOS).
Determine the Education and Examination Requirements
The 168 hours of qualifying education is comprised of mandatory courses required by the Colorado Real Estate Commission.
Qualifying and Additional Education Course Requirement Outlines
Pre-Licensing Education Courses
- Real Estate Law and Practice (48 Hours) Qualifying Education Outline
- Colorado Contracts and Regulations (48 Hours) Qualifying Education Outline
- Trust Accounts and Record-Keeping (8 Hours) Qualifying Education Outline
- Current Legal Issues (8 Hours) Qualifying Education Outline
- Real Estate Closings (24 Hours) Qualifying Education Outline
- Practical Applications (32 Hours) Qualifying Education Outline
Employing Broker Level License Course
An applicant desiring an Employing Broker level license must successfully complete the twenty-four (24) hours of instruction in Brokerage Administration, and the applicable Employing Broker experience requirements.
- Brokerage Administration (24 Hours)
- Employing Broker Qualifications Rule 2.5.C.
- Employing Broker Experience Affidavit
Broker Reactivation Course (Rule 4.2.A.3.)
As an alternative method for satisfying the continuing education (CE) requirement, a real estate broker may complete the “Broker Reactivation Course” only if:
- the broker’s license is currently active and did not use this course to satisfy their CE requirement in the previous licensing cycle; or
- the broker’s license is either Inactive or Expired for an accumulative period of up to 36 months prior to activating an Inactive license or Reinstating an Expired license to Active status, and the broker is unable to comply with the other methods of satisfying CE as set forth in Rule 4.2.A.1 or 4.2.A.2.