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Colorado Real Estate Licensing Exam Information

Published: July 3, 2018

Current Application Processing Timeframes

  • Exam application processing times vary. In most cases, the Colorado Division of Real Estate (DORA) processes applications within two to four weeks.
    • To check your license application status, login to your elicense account: www.dora.state.co.us/real-estate
    • You can also check your bank statement or credit card statement to see if your exam application fee has been processed.

For more information about the Colorado Associate Broker Licensing Exam, including the Real Estate Candidate Information Bulletin, Exam Registration Information, etc., please visit PSI’s website at www.psiexams.com.

Exam Testing Locations

Examinations are conducted at the following PSI testing center locations in an electronic format (subject to change):

  • Centennial
  • Colorado Springs
  • Durango
  • Fort Collins
  • Grand Junction
  • Pueblo
  • Wheat Ridge

What to Expect on Exam Day

On the day of the examination, you should arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment. This extra time is for sign-in and identification and familiarizing yourself with the examination process.

If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the examination center and you will forfeit your registration fee.

All candidates will also be required to complete an affidavit before being allowed to sit for the exam. You must bring a copy of your six course examination completion certificates (also known as the REC-33) to support the choice selected in the affidavit. Failure to bring the proper documentation invalidates your registration. You will not be able to take the examination as scheduled, and you will forfeit your examination fee.

The following items are NOT permitted in the examination room: cell phones, purses, wallets, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, food, drink, study materials, tablets, portable computers, radios, calculators, cameras, recording devices, electronic and smart watches, lapel pins, tie tacks, bulky or loose clothing or coats, hats or headgear not worn for religious reasons and other items deemed inappropriate by proctors. Basic calculators WILL be provided for your use.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You must provide 2 forms of identification. All identification provided must match the name on the registration form and Examination Eligibility Certificates.

  • One must be a VALID form of government-issued identification (Driver's License, State ID, Passport) which bears your signature and has your photograph.
  • The second ID must have your signature and preprinted legal name.

Exam Time

The National and State exams are administered on a standard personal computer at all PSI testing center locations.

Examination Portion# of QuestionsPassing ScoreTime Allowed
National8060 Correct120 Minutes (2 hours)
State7453 Correct110 Minutes (1 hour and 50 minutes)


** A small number of “experimental” questions may be administered by PSI during the examination. These questions are randomly distributed, will not be scored and the time taken to answer them will not count against examination time. The administration of such unscored, experimental questions is an essential step in developing future licensing examinations. **

Notification of Exam Results

Your score will be given to you immediately following completion of the examination. Examination results will be reported to you and the Colorado Division of Real Estate and, if applicable, your pre-license education provider.

The following summary describes the PSI score reporting process:

On screen - Your score will appear immediately on the computer screen. This will happen automatically at the end of the time allowed for the examination; if you are using review features, you will be able to obtain your score immediately when you indicate that you have finished and would like to see your results.

If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification and performance summary on the screen.

If you do not pass, you will immediately receive an unsuccessful notification on the screen along with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by topic area, by examination type. **Note: If you do pass one portion and are unsuccessful on the other, you must schedule another test date and pass the remaining portion, but you do not need to retake the portion you already passed. Due to PSI’s processing and reporting times you are not able to make a retake examination appointment the same day you tested. You must wait and contact PSI the next business day.