How to Look up Your Colorado Real Estate License

Has your Colorado state real estate license expired? Not sure? Here is how you can check your current license status online.

How to Search for Your Colorado License Using eLicense Online

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Division of Real Estate provides an online portal, eLicense Online. The link takes you to the page where you can conduct your Colorado real estate license lookup.

Step 1: Enter Your Info

Simply enter information in the following fields.

  • License number (numeric only)

  • Business name/DBA

  • First name

  • Last name

  • Maiden name

  • State

  • ZIP code

The page suggests using a license number, a first and last name, or just a business name. If you put in too much information, you could limit the results and not find the records you're looking for. Try using the minimum information first before adding more fields.

Step 2: Browse the Results

After you search, you'll be taken to a page of search results. Hopefully, you'll just see the result you were looking for, but if your search was broad, you may have to browse through several names until you come to yours.

On this page, you'll be able to see numerous pieces of information about the real estate agent, including their:

  • Name

  • DBA name

  • Credential number

  • License level

  • License issue date

  • License expiration date

  • Company/responsible party

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • License status

  • Disciplinary status, including any actions that were taken by the board in the past

Overview of Colorado Real Estate Licensing

Colorado has a reputation for being a tough state to get your real estate license. That's because a Colorado license requires 168 hours of education before taking the exam. Most other state licenses require fewer hours.

Like most states, Colorado requires you to be 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. These are the steps to obtain your Colorado license.

  • Complete 168 hours of pre-licensing education as stipulated by Colorado's Division of Real Estate under DORA.

  • Pass the Colorado real estate broker licensing exams.

  • Give your fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and have a background check done.

  • Secure errors and omissions insurance.

  • Submit your license application with eLicense using the Colorado Division of Real Estate's Online Services.

The Status of Your Colorado Real Estate License

Your license status can be active, inactive, or expired. A Colorado real estate license is valid for three years. If it is not renewed, then it will expire. 

  • An active license is current and up-to-date.

  • Your status is inactive if you qualify for your license but do not sell real estate.

  • A license expires when you don't take the right steps to renew it on time.

Some real estate agents are surprised to find their licenses have moved to inactive status. This can be because of:

  • Failing to fulfill fingerprinting requirements.

  • Not keeping up with ongoing education requirements.

  • Not paying fees or paying them late.

You can renew your Colorado real estate license by:

  • Completing 12 total credit hours of Colorado Real Estate Commission (CREC) Annual Update Courses.

  • Completing 12 hours of elective credits approved by the Colorado Real Estate Commission.

  • Completing these courses 24 hours before your license renewal date.

Get Your Colorado Real Estate License Online

Are you holding down a full-time job or looking after a family? Studying for your Colorado real estate license online lets you do the work at your own pace. Online learning allows you to study and get support when it's most convenient for you.

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