How to get your Real Estate License in Colorado

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Colorado Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Colorado, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Colorado real estate license requirements.

12 Mandatory Hours
12 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Colorado

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Colorado Division of Real Estate. We recommend you contact the Colorado Division of Real Estate for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Colorado Real Estate License: Broker

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 12
Elective Hours: 12
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 36
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2022
Renewal Date: Every 3 years on December 31.

Continuing Education Dates: The Annual Commission Update Course is due each year. Elective course completions are due at the time of renewal.

Hours Required by Colorado Division of Real Estate
: 24 hours.

•12 mandatory hours
    -Three different versions of the 4-hour Annual Commission Update Course.
•12 elective hours

An initial broker's license expires on December 31st of the year in which it was issued. During that initial licensure period, no continuing education is required.

Inactive licensees needing the 48-hour Colorado Contracts & Regulations course and/or the 24-hour Colorado Real Estate Closings courses, click here.

Course Hours Daily Limit: The Colorado Division of Real Estate allows a maximum of eight (8) continuing education hours to be taken in a 24-hour period.

Seat Time: The Colorado Division of Real Estate requires a timing device for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

*Potential students are advised to check with the appropriate Colorado Regulatory Agencies to confirm completion of the program/course offered by McKissock will satisfy the initial or renewal licensing or certification requirements of that agency.


There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online.

Governing Agency

Name: Colorado Division of Real Estate
Phone: 3038942166
Fax: 3038942683
Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 925 Denver, CO 80202

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.