Processing times for appraiser licenses can vary based on the license type and method of application. Applications for AMC, Ad Valorem, and Reciprocal applications may take up to 10 days to process. Temporary Practice (AT) applications will be issued within 5 business days. Initial and upgrade applications may take up to 90 days to process based on experience reviews and volume of applications.
The Applications process may be delayed due to missing application items, including, but not limited to fingerprint background information. All online application forms can be accessed by selecting "Online Services" from the upper right hand corner of your browser window after logging into your E-license account.
Online Applications & Forms
Preliminary Advisory Opinion Online Application
An applicant who has a criminal background or license discipline in another jurisdiction may request a preliminary advisory opinion. To access this application, select “Create/Continue Application for NEW License”, then select “Preliminary Advisory Opinion” before selecting the “APPR” application type.
Appraiser Licensure or Certification Online Application
Appraiser applicants for the below license types may access the online application form by selecting the link titled “Create/Continue Application for NEW License”. Select the “Appraiser” application group before selecting the license level you are applying for. The application form includes options to request either a new license, the upgrade of an existing license, or a reciprocal license. Additional instructions for application submission can be reviewed by clicking on the links below:
- Licensed Ad Valorem Appraiser (AV license prefix selection)
- Licensed Appraiser (AL license prefix selection)
- Certified Residential Appraiser (CR license prefix selection)
- Certified General Appraiser (CG license prefix selection)
Appraiser Addendum Online Application
An applicant for an appraisal license who has been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a misdemeanor or a felony, or any other like municipal code violation, or who has been subject to license discipline an any other jurisdiction will be required to provide additional information during the initial application process. Please use the license type links posted above for detailed instructions on what additional information will be requested during your initial application.
Appraiser Renewal/Reinstatement Online Application
In September of the year of license renewal, the Division will send out notice of USPAP audit. You must either submit your USPAP certificates or pay the non-compliance fee in order to become eligible for license renewal. To access the USPAP Audit application, log into your online account and select the link titled “USPAP Audit (Renewal Step One)”. Do not submit more than one application. Division staff will notify you once your submission has been approved.
Once the USPAP audit submission is approved, you may submit your request for license renewal. Renewal is available from November 15th of the year of expiration through January 31st. To access this feature, log into your online account using the above link, then select “Renew/Reinstate Your License”. Appraisers have 2 years from the date of license expiration to reinstate an expired license.
Both active and inactive licensees must follow the above procedure for license renewal.
Temporary Appraisal Practice in Colorado Online Application
To access the temporary appraisal permit application form, select “Create/Continue Application for NEW License”. Select the “Appraiser” application group, then select the “Start” link next to the “AT” license prefix.
Appraiser Change of License Status Online Application
Licensees may change their license status from active to inactive and from inactive to active using this form.To access this application form, select the “Transfer / Activate / Inactivate” link from the Online Services drop down menu. License reactivation will require separate submission of CE course completion certificates for your most recent license cycle.
Certified Licensed History Request
To request a certified license history after logging into your e-license account, select the “Request Certified License History” link within the “Online Services” drop-down menu.
Appraisal Log Form Instructions
Log for Mass Appraisals (Example)
All application fees are non-refundable and are subject to change.
Licensed Ad-Valorem Appraiser
- Application $276
- Renewal $271
- Reinstatement - Expires 1 Year or Less $360.33
- Reinstatement - Expires More Than One (1) Year/Less Than Two (2) Years $449.67
Licensed Appraiser / Certified Residential Appraiser / Certified General Appraiser
- Application $460
- Renewal $361
- Reinstatement - Expires One (1) Year or Less $453.67
- Reinstatement - Expires More Than One (1) Year/Less Than Two (2) Years $546.33
- Application For Licensure or Certification as a Colorado Real Estate Appraiser Through Endorsement or Reciprocity $460
- Application for Temporary Appraiser License $75.00
- Appraiser Examination (Licensed/Certified) $44.95
- Appraiser License History Request Form $15.00