ATTENTION: Colorado does not allow more than eight (8) hours of CE to be completed per day.

PLEASE NOTE: We provide the following renewal information as a courtesy and it may change at any time. It is the individual licensee's responsibility to be sure that he or she meets the requirements for his or her own particular license renewal circumstance(s).

  • Total Hours: 24
  • Mandatory/Core: 12
  • Elective: 12
  • Renewal Cycle: 3 years

Colorado real estate brokers must complete 24 hours of CE every 3 years (4 hours of electives and the 4hr ACU course each year). The cycle renews on your license anniversary date.

Click here to see a description of renewal requirements on the DORA website.

It is recommended by the Colorado Division of Real Estate that brokers take the Annual Commission Update (ACU) Course between January and June each year.

Alternative to Annual Commission Update Course
Annual Commission Update courses are mandatory. Once the course year has passed, that version cannot be made up. In this case, you will need to investigate alternative ways to meet the continuing education requirements. The options include:

  • Completing the 24 hour Broker Reactivation Course (permitted once every other license cycle)
  • Completing and passing the State portion of the Colorado Broker's Exam
  • Completing 48 Hours in Colorado Contracts & Regulations and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings for a total of 72 hours

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Receiving Credit for Completed Courses

Colorado is an audit state, meaning that neither licensees nor education providers send notice of course completions to the Colorado Division of Real Estate (DORA); rather, DORA requires that you be able to provide proof of course completions in the event you are audited. For this reason, it is recommended that you print your course certificates upon completion of each course. NOTE: CBT keeps records of all course completions for no less than 7 years. Renew your license by logging into the Division of Real Estate Licensing services’ website and follow the prompts.

Regulation of Online CE Courses

There are no limits to the number of continuing education courses that can be taken online. Seat timers are not required by the Commission; therefore, timers are NOT included in our courses.

CO Approved School

We are a Colorado approved real estate school offering flexible online CO real estate continuing education courses. Our Colorado real estate license renewal courses can be taken anytime day or night.

Registered at the state under our official sponsor company name CBT Alliance.

Click here to see our approved course list on the Colorado Division of Real Estate's website. In the document scroll down to "CBT Alliance" provider.

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