Colorado Real Estate License Course

168-Hour Colorado Broker Pre-License Course Online

The fastest and most affordable way to get your Colorado real estate broker license! Here you'll learn:

  • How To Get Your CO License Online
  • What's Included In Our Courses
  • Why You Should Get Your CO License
  • General Information About the Colorado Real Estate License Online Course
  • FAQ's
  • Articles For Further Education

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How to Get a Real Estate Broker’s License in Colorado

An applicant must be at least 18 years of age before applying for a license. Colorado has no other general requirements.


If you meet the basic qualification, you can earn a Colorado real estate associate broker's license in (6) steps.

Step 1: Complete pre-license education

Colorado offers two pathways to completing your pre-licensure education. You can earn a degree from an accredited university or college with a major course of study in real estate. Or, you can complete 168 hours of instruction from an accredited college, university, or approved Real Estate school.

If you choose to do 168 hours of instruction, you can opt for in-classroom instruction or distance learning. Online courses are the most convenient way to complete your 168 hours.

Colorado breaks down the 168 hours of instruction, requiring you to take the following amount of instructional hours covering:

  • Real Estate Law and Real Estate Practice: 48 hours
  • Colorado Real Estate Contracts: 48 hours
  • Real Estate Closings: at least 24 hours
  • Trust Accounts and Record-Keeping: at least 8 hours
  • Current Legal Issues: at least 8 hours
  • Practical Application: at least 32 hours

The pre-license course can be taken online or in-person.

The Colorado broker course will have examinations of varying lengths spaced throughout the course. A final exam will cap the entire program.

You will receive the REC-33 Course Completion Certificate immediately after passing the final exam.

You will submit a copy of the Course Completion Certificate to the Colorado Division of Real Estate as evidence you completed the required pre-license education as part of your broker application.

Step 2: Applying for the State Exam

Apply to take the Colorado state exam after completing your pre-license education.

PSI administers Colorado's Real Estate Broker Licensure Exam. Schedule your exam directly by visiting or calling 1-855-744-0313. Exam centers are located throughout the state; search the website or see the Colorado Candidate Bulletin for a list of addresses.

The exam costs $44.95. You will directly pay PSI for the exam. PSI accepts credit card, money order, company check, or cashier's check.

Bring your course completion certificate with you to the exam, along with two forms of identification. One form of identification must be government-issued.

Refer to the Colorado Candidate Bulletin for more information on examination schedules, site locations, exam security, reporting, and preparation.

Step 3: Take and Pass the State Exam

The Colorado state broker exam is divided into two sections: general and state law.

The Colorado Broker Pre-licensure Exam includes:

  1. National section of 80 questions. You must answer 60 correct to pass. The time allowed is 120 minutes.
  2. State section of 74 questions. You must answer 53 correct to pass. The time allowed is 110 minutes.

The exam includes multiple-choice questions.

You will receive a score report on-screen and emailed to you immediately upon completion of the exam. The exam report will also be reported to the Colorado Division of Real Estate.

You must pass both portions of the exam before you can apply for your license. If you fail one section, you can retake just the failed part. Your exam results are valid for (1) year; you must apply for your license within a year of passing both broker exam sections.

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Step 4: Get Your Fingerprints Taken

All applicants must get their fingerprints taken and have a background check run through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation before applying for their license.

The state has three approved vendors to schedule and submit your fingerprints.

Note that the Division of Real Estate will not notify you of the receipt of your background check. It will be matched to your broker license application once you submit it.

Step 5: Acquire Errors & Omissions Insurance

Colorado requires all real estate brokers to have a current E&O policy before getting an active license. The state mandates an E&O policy for all real estate acts that require a license. You must submit proof of insurance with your broker license application. Learn more about the broker insurance requirements.

Step 6: Apply for Your License

You have one year after successfully passing both portions of the state license exam to apply for a broker's license with the Colorado Division of Real Estate. The state offers an online application for your real estate license.

In your application, you will:

See the full instructions for completing your broker application.

You must have an employing broker to transact real estate in the state. Once you are hired, congratulations! You are now a Colorado real estate broker.

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What’s Included in Your Course​

Course Structure

The RealEstateU 168-Hour Colorado Real Estate Broker’s Course is structured in the following way:

  • Begin with a course orientation.
  • The course content is delivered in audio lectures with written transcripts available for each audio lecture.
  • The course breaks down into multiple chapters, following the state’s guidelines. The chapters are divided into targeted lessons.
  • Most lessons have audio presentations with transcripts. Some lessons enhance your learning further with an infographic or a contract document.
  • Every chapter ends with a multiple choice quiz. At least 70% of the questions must be answered correctly to pass and continue to the next chapter.
  • The 168-hour course is capped by a comprehensive final exam. You must pass the final exam successfully to complete the course.
  • You will earn your REC-33 Certificate of Completion immediately after you pass the final exam.
  • RealEstateU’s 168-hour Colorado Real Estate Broker Pre-license course covers everything you need to satisfy the state’s real estate education requirement. Study on your schedule as your work through the self-paced course. The short audio lessons are designed to be listened to while on-the-go, so you can study anywhere, at any time.
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Audio Transcripts

  • Pair every audio lesson with a written transcript.
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Beautifully Designed Infographics

  • You can understand the essential concepts you must know for your exams through dozens of infographics that are visually clear and easy to grasp.

Course Glossary

  • Look for the key terms you need to know for your exams in the course Glossary, which is available as a PDF download.

Course Final Exams

  • The CO course requires you to pass a final exam at the end of the your 168 hours. You will receive the Certificate of Completion for each course immediately upon passing the last exam.

Buy Our PDF Course Textbooks & Appendixes

You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!

The course textbook contains all the content covered in the course, including all the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.

Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.

This allows you to review the course content offline. The course textbook also enables you to print out individual lessons as needed.

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Why Get a Colorado Real Estate License

Enjoy the many benefits of earning a Colorado real estate broker license:

Income Potential

A real estate agent’s earning potential is limitless. The more deals you source and close, the more money you can make!

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Flexible Schedule

Stop working at a boring 9-5 desk job. By law, your employing broker can’t tell you when and where to work! Real estate agents set their schedule.

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Work Part-Time or Full-Time

You decide how to dedicate your time. Slowly transition into a full-time career or use your license to earn extra income on the side by working part-time.

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Sell or Lease All Types of Real Estate

Holding a real estate license allows you to sell or lease all types of real estate throughout Colorado.

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Course Completion Time

All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 168-hour Colorado Real Estate Broker Course (including the course exams).



Refund Policy

All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase, and only if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.



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Can I take the CO pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

Yes, depending on the course provider you select, you can take the 168-hour Colorado broker pre-license course while still in high school. If you opt to take real estate as a major course of study, the college or university you enroll with likely requires a high school diploma or GED. The Colorado Real Estate Commission only requires that you are at least 18 years old.

What are the requirements to apply for a CO real estate license?

Before you apply for your Colorado real estate broker’s license, you must have successfully completed the required education, passed the state licensing exam, submitted your fingerprints for a background check, and obtained E & O insurance. You must also be at least 18 years of age. You’ll also need to identify an employing broker you will work under to get an active license.

Can I take the 168-hour CO real estate license course online?

Yes, many students prefer to take the course online because it is more affordable than enrolling at a college or university. Online classes also allow you to work through the course at your pace. As long as a state-approved education provider provides the course, you can take it online.

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