How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Colorado

The Colorado Division of Real Estate handles appraisal licensing. Colorado is one of the few states with a lower minimum time requirement to obtain the necessary experience hours for licensing.  The 2,000 experience hours can be obtained in 12 months. Most states require the hours to be obtained in no less than 18-24 months. Unique to Colorado is the Ad Valorem level of licensing. This level of licensure is only utilized for appraiser employees of county tax assessment offices.

Colorado Ad Valorem Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and fingerprint background check to Colorado Bureau of Investigations
Training Requirements: None
Education Requirements: 110 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $276.00
State Required Test: Yes

Colorado Licensed Appraiser

Basic Requirements:Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and fingerprint background check to Colorado Bureau of Investigations
Training Requirements: 2,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 12 months
Education Requirements: Must hold an Associate’s degree or higher OR 30 semester credit hours of specified courses; 150 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $328.00
State Required Test: Yes

Colorado Certified Residential Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and fingerprint background check to Colorado Bureau of Investigations
Training Requirements: 2,500 hours of experience in no fewer than 24 months
Education Requirements: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 200 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $328.00
State Required Test: Yes

Colorado Certified General Appraiser

Basic Requirements: Must be 18 years or older, submit a completed application and fingerprint background check to Colorado Bureau of Investigations
Training Requirements: 3,000 hours of experience in no fewer than 30 months. 1,500 of these hours must be in non-residential appraisal experience
Education Requirements: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 300 hours of qualifying education courses
Fee: $328.00
State Required Test: Yes

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Colorado Division of Real Estate

 

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