How to get a Colorado Real Estate License
Colorado Real Estate License Information: The Basics
The Colorado Real Estate Commission requires the following to receive an associate broker's real estate license in the state of Colorado.
- Earn a Certificate of Completion of Educational Requirements from a Colorado certified school;
- Pass the Colorado Real Estate Commission's associate broker's exam;
- Complete a Fingerprint Card, No. FD-258; and
- Provide a written statement covering any convictions (or nolo contendere) for misdemeanors or felonies (or pending charges) or for a deferred judgment or sentence within the past ten years. (Note: Traffic violations are not taken into consideration.)
Completing the VanEd licensing course is a necessary step toward obtaining your Colorado real estate license. However, the course only satisfies the first of the four requirements above. You will still need to pass the state exam and fulfill the other requirements to obtain your license.
The Colorado Real Estate Commission recognizes prior qualifications in real estate and other fields, and may reduce the education requirements accordingly.
Colorado State Exam
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Once all coursework is complete, VanEd will send an electronic notification to PSI, the testing company, that you are eligible to make an appointment. Once both portions of the state exam are passed, PSI will notify the Colorado Real Estate Commission that you have completed your education, passed the Colorado broker exam, and are eligible to apply for your associate broker's license. The exam fee of $71 must be paid at the time you call PSI and make a reservation to take the Colorado broker exam.
The general or uniform portion of the state exam covers real estate law and practice that is common to most states.
The second part of the Colorado broker exam is specific to Colorado real estate rules, regulations and contracts.