Continuing Education Requirements

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For each three-year license cycle, all active real estate brokers must complete 24 hours of continuing education.

Three-Year License Cycle Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Twelve (12) of the 24 hours must be comprised of three (3) different versions of the four hour (4) Annual Commission Update Course.
  • The remaining twelve (12) hours can be any combination of elective credit hours approved by the Commission.
  • You must retain proof of completion of continuing education courses for a minimum of four years and provide proof of completion upon the Commission’s request.

Inactive License Continuing Education Requirements

If your license has been inactive for longer than three (3) years/36 months, you MUST complete either:

  • The State portion of the Colorado Broker’s Exam, or
  • 48 Hours in Colorado Contracts & Regulations and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings (for a total of 72 hours).

Please Note: Licensees may renew online beginning 45 days prior to expiration.


Ethics Course Requirement for NAR Members

For all REALTOR® members of NAR, the Quadrennial Ethics training is required.

NAR has mandated that every member shall complete the minimum ethics training requirement, the first time ending December 31, 2004, and again at least once every 4 years thereafter. CAR has made available a 4-hour Mandatory NAR Ethics course so that members may comply with this requirement. VanEd also offers additional Ethics courses that you can select from. NAR has stated that members who do not complete this requirement will be suspended. The current cycle of Ethics Quadrennial requirements is going on now.

The NAR 4-hour mandatory Ethics course is available online and does come with 4 hours of CE credit. You may also complete the 6-Hour Ethics and Professional Practices CE course or any of our other approved Ethics courses to fulfill this requirement. Some local boards establish separate requirements, such as procuring cause coursework, so be sure to check with your board to understand which course you need to take.


Contact Information
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Division of Real Estate
1560 Broadway, Suite 925
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2166 | Fax: 303-894-2683
dora_realestate_website@state.co.us