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How Long Does it Take to Get a Real Estate License in Colorado?

In general, it takes between two to four months to get a Colorado real estate license. This includes every step in the process from taking your real estate courses through applying for the application. Once you’ve completed all of these steps, you’ll be able to begin working with a broker.

Steps Involved in Getting Your Colorado Real Estate License

The process of getting a Colorado real estate license involves the following steps:

Colorado Real Estate License Educational Requirements

You must complete 168 hours of pre-licensing education from a state-certified real estate school. Your coursework will encompass the following six areas:

You can either complete this coursework at an in-person training program or from an online real estate school. One of the benefits of taking online real estate courses is that you have the ability to work at your own pace. Students who work through their courses rapidly may be able to complete these classes within three to four weeks. Most students working at a more relaxed pace completing 3 classes a week take up to four months to wrap up the education portion of this process.

Once you’ve completed your real estate classes, you’ll receive a certificate of completion (REC-33).

Pass the Broker Exam

man taking the Colorado real estate broker exam After completing your real estate course, you’ll need to pass the licensing exam. There are two components to this exam:

If you’re getting a real estate license for the first time, have an expired Colorado real estate license or possessed a license in another jurisdiction for under two years, you’ll need to take both sections – national law and Colorado law. If you currently hold an out-of-state real estate license and have more than two years of experience, you only need to pass the Colorado portion of the licensing exam.

It can take up to a week to get your test scheduled. In order to pass the licensing exam, you need a score of 75% or higher on the National exam and 71.6% on the State exam.

Complete a Background Check

Before receiving a Colorado real estate license, you must complete a background check. This involves getting fingerprinted through a Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved provider. There are three options to submit your fingerprints:

Join a Real Estate Brokerage

The State requires you associate your license with a brokerage (formal name for a real estate company) for the first two years you have that license. Don’t worry about finding a brokerage. The more agents a brokerage has, the more money they make. You will never be more popular than on the day you pass the real estate licensing exam. Your critical decision is selecting the brokerage best able to assist you on your path from uncertain, inexperienced rookie to becoming a confident and profitable experienced agent.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

You’ll need to obtain an errors and omissions insurance policy. Your brokerage will advise you on what policy to get. Generally, they are not very expensive. This covers you in the event that you face legal action or receive a judgment against you associated with an error made while representing a client. You must provide proof of your errors and omissions insurance when you apply for your Colorado real estate license.

Apply for Your Real Estate License

new realtor applying for Colorado real estate license Once you’ve completed all of these steps, it’s time to file for your real estate license. Applications take up to 10 business days to process from the time the Colorado Division of Real Estate receives your application. In addition, there will be a $485 application fee.

As part of your application, you’ll need to submit the following materials:

Colorado Real Estate School Can Help You Get Your Real Estate License

Colorado Real Estate School is the leading education source for individuals working towards a Colorado real estate license. Our online real estate courses replicate the classroom experience in the comfort of your home while allowing you to work through the course materials at your own pace.

Our exclusive Experts on Demand Approach™ is focused on helping you pass your real estate exam and establishing the foundation for career success. As part of this approach, you’ll benefit from:

You’ll also benefit from our TruSupport Pass Guarantee™. If you don’t pass your exam, our team will analyze your results and develop a personalized test success plan. You’ll also receive extended access to our course materials as you prepare to retake the exam. We’re committed to ensuring you pass your real estate exam, and our team will provide you with all the tools necessary to deliver on this commitment.

Contact us today to take the first step in getting your Colorado real estate license.

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