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Colorado Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Annual Commission Update Elective Hours
You Need: 24 12 12
We Offer: 24 12 (4 HOURS ANNUALLY) 12
LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD: 3 YEARS

Colorado State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewal Date: Every three years by the license anniversary date

Newly Licensed Brokers: an initial broker's license expires at midnight on December 31st of the year in which it was issued. During that initial licensure period, the newly licensed broker will not have any obligation to complete any continuing education. After that initial license period, the active licensee will then be on a three-year license cycle and be obligated to complete 24 hours of continuing education within that licensing cycle.

Transition Period: A license expiring on one’s anniversary date in the years of 2018, 2019, or 2020, will be renewed for a period of time equal to two (2) years plus the remaining days in the third (3rd) year to reach December 31. (The length of the transition period is dependent on the anniversary date and could be as long as three (3) years or as short as two (2) years and one (1) day.) Licensees are required to complete the mandatory continuing education requirements during the transition licensing period. Thereafter, a licensee will renew a license on a calendar year cycle commencing on January 1 of year one (1) and expiring on December 31 of year three (3). There will be a proration of renewal fees based upon the time of expiration.

Hours Required: 24 hours

  • 12 Annual Commission Update hours (4 hours annually)
  • 12 hours – Elective hours

Max Hours in a 24-Hour Period: Colorado real estate licensees will not receive credit for more than 8 hours of continuing education in a 24-hour period. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.


The CE Shop’s Offering: 12 elective hours + the 4-hour Annual Commission Update

The following courses are also approved for Employing Broker pre-licensing education under Rule A-27(B)(3):

  • Assistance Animals and Fair Housing
  • Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing
  • Sex and Real Estate: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Discrimination, and Fair Housing
  • Taxes and Real Estate: What You Need to Know
  • Going Green: The Environmental Movement in Real Estate
  • Roadmap to Success: Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals
  • Hot Topics In Real Estate - 3 hours
  • Breaking Barriers: Fair Housing - 3 hours

Reporting: The state does not require schools to report course completions.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account. 

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 75% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your certificate(s) of completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificate of completion will reflect this.

The Colorado Division of Real Estate does not record your completion of your courses. Each licensee MUST keep records documenting proof of completion of continuing education for a period of four years. (C.R.S. 12-61-113(w)).

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew.

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