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FAQ: How long does it take to get my CO real estate license?

How long does it take to get my CO real estate license?

Here is a potential timeline for how long it could take to obtain your Colorado real estate broker license:

Step 1: Complete the required 168-hour Colorado Pre-License course.

- Most students opt to take the course online so they can complete the course at their pace.

- An online course can be faster to complete than an in-person class.

- This step can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks, depending on how quickly you complete the course online.

Step 2: Schedule and take the state exam.

- You can schedule your exam through or by calling 1-855-744-0313.

- This step can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks, depending on availability at the testing centers.

Step 3: Schedule your background check.

-Once you pass the exam, schedule your fingerprints and background check.

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

- Scheduling your fingerprints could take 1-3 weeks depending on availability.

-The Colorado Division of Real Estate will match your background check results to your application once they receive it. Results could take up to 10 weeks.

Step 4: Obtain E&O insurance

Colorado requires all real estate brokers to have a current E&O policy before getting an active license. The Colorado Real Estate Commission offers a Group E&O Program. Your insurance coverage begins when you pay your premium.

Step 5: Apply for your license.

-You can submit the applicationas soon as you have your proof of education, passed the exam, insurance, and started the background check.

-The real estate commission does not provide an application process time estimate. It often depends on when the state receives your background check.

Total Time: 12-24 weeks

It's possible to have your real estate license within three months. How quickly you earn your license will depend on the time it takes you in completing your course, passing the exam, submitting fingerprints, obtaining insurance, and applying for the license.

Related Questions

How do I get my Colorado real estate broker's license?

You must complete the following steps to earn your CO Broker’s license: 1)Show proof of education, such as completing 168-Hour CO Pre-license Broker Course 2)Pass the CO broker state exam 3)Submit fingerprints for a background check 4)Obtain E&O insurance 5)Submit a broker license application with verifying paperwork

How much does it cost to get my CO broker's real estate license?

In total, it will cost as little as $882.45 to earn your Colorado real estate broker license. These costs are spread out over the entire licensing process and not paid all upfront.

How long does it take to get my CO real estate license?

Earn your CO broker license in approx. 3 months. 1) Complete the 168-hour pre-license course online: 4-8 weeks. 2) Schedule and pass the CO state exam: 1-3 weeks. 3) Submit fingerprints for a background check. 4) Purchase E&O insurance. 5) Apply for your license. A time estimate is not available.

What tests do I need to take to get my CO real estate license?

Applicants must take the Colorado pre-license broker exam, administered by PSI. If you are not applying by reciprocity, you will also take multiple tests as part of the 168-hour Pre-license Broker course. A program final exam caps this course.

Can I complete the application for a CO broker's license online?

Yes, Colorado has an online application for the broker’s license. The CDRE portal is essential for managing your license and its renewal.

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