The real estate industry is constantly changing and in order to stay on top of the trends, laws, contract changes and practice requirements, all active real estate brokers need to complete 24 hours of continuing education during each three (3) year license cycle.
Required Continuing Education
- Twelve of the required 24 hours must be comprised of three different versions of the four-hour Annual Commission Update Course.
- The remaining twelve (12) hours can be any combination of elective credit hours approved the Colorado Real Estate Commission.
- Note: if a licensee takes four (4) versions of the update course during the license cycle, the fourth class may be counted toward the elective
- Credit requirement: It may not be used for credit in next/upcoming license cycle.
Alternatives to the 24 Hours
Annual Commission Update courses are mandatory but once the course’s year had passed, that version cannot be made up. In these cases, licensees will need to investigate alternative ways to meet the continuing education requirements. These options include:
- Complete the 24 hour Broker Reactivation Course** (permitted once every other license cycle)
- Complete and pass the State portion of the Colorado Broker’s Exam
- Complete 48 Hours in Colorado Contracts & Requirements and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings for a total of 72 hours.
If a licensee has been inactive for longer than three (3) years/36 months, the licensee MUST:
- Complete either the State portion of the Colorado Broker’s Exam or 48 Hours in Colorado
Contracts & Requirements and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings for a total of 72 hours.
REALTORS® are also required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a three-year cycle.
The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®.
The current three-year cycle will end December 31, 2021.