Colorado Real Estate Exam Info

Colorado Real Estate License Information

In the State of Colorado , exams, licensing, and continuing education for real estate agents are governed by the Colorado Real Estate Commission.

An examination is required of all applicants not previously licensed.

Application to the Real Estate Commission must be filed within one year of the date of passing the entire examination. An applicant for a broker's license shall be at least eighteen years of age.

The Real Estate Commission is authorized to require and procure proof of the truthfulness, honesty, good moral character and competency of the applicant in such manner as to safeguard the interest of the public.

Guidelines for Broker Licenses
Colorado license law acknowledges three levels of responsibility and authority.

  1. Associate Real Estate Broker: This is the entry level license for real estate brokerage An Associate Broker may hold an inactive license or be employed and supervised by an Employing Broker. No previous active real estate licensure is required to practice at this level of responsibility.
  2. Independent REal Estate Broker: An Independent broker can be inactive, self-employed (without employing other licensees) or practice under the supervision of an Employing Broker. Two years of active licensure are a prerequisite for this level of licensure.
  3. Employing Real Estate Broker: An Employing Broker can have an inactive licensure, practice independently or employ (and is required to supervise) other licensees.