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 Department of Regulatory Agencies Bulletin

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CODORA/bulletins/1d38115

For an Initial License

Effective January 1, 2018, any license issued will expire on December 31 of the year of issue. There is no mandatory continuing education requirement(s) during this initial license 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).

Transition Period For License Renewals

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.

Transition period: license renewal examples.

Licensees with a complete and satisfactory application may renew a license expiring on the anniversary date in the years of 2018, 2019, or 2020, for a period of time equal to two (2) years plus the remaining days to reach December 31, as follows:

  • If your expiration date falls between December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018 your new renewal anniversary date will be December 31, 2020.
  • If your expiration date falls between December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019 your new renewal anniversary date will be December 31, 2021.
  • If your expiration date falls between December 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020 your new renewal anniversary date will be December 31, 2022.
  • If your expiration date falls between December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 your new renewal anniversary date will be December 31, 2023.

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. https://apps.colorado.gov/dre/licensing/

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. Final exams are required by the state and therefore in these courses.

CO Approved School

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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