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How do I get my Colorado Real Estate license?

Requirements to Obtain Your Colorado Broker License

1. Must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Register for 168 hours of required education.

In order to apply for the Colorado Real Estate License Exam, the state requires you to complete 168 hours of DORA-approved college level real estate courses. Brightwood College, powered by Kaplan Real Estate Education, offers four education options that fulfill the 168-hour requirement. Your courses are offered by Brightwood College | San Antonio (Ingram).

Learn more about our Colorado real estate licensing courses and start studying now!

3. Fingerprinting and background check

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) must receive your fingerprints and run a routine background check before the state grants you a license to sell real estate. Because it can take several weeks to complete this process, you should start early. Call 800.276.7031 for fingerprinting hours at our Denver location!

4. Complete your required education.

Whether you are fresh out of school or have been away for many years, our organized programs will get you on track and keep you there.

5. Register for and take the Broker Licensing Exam

Once you have completed your required education, you can apply for your license exam. Don’t forget to take advantage of Brightwood’s Exam Prep Course. It will help ensure you are fully prepared for success on exam day. You will need a score of 75% or better to pass your exam, but as a Brightwood student, you will be confident and prepared for the exam. Provide the Colorado Real Estate Commission with a social security number or other accepted identification to the Colorado Real Estate Commission

6. Find a Sponsoring Broker

And complete your license application with the Colorado Real Estate Commission.  Please note: The employing broker is the one who files the application.

Already have your Colorado Broker License? Learn how to get your Colorado Employing Broker’s License.