Colorado Appraisal License Requirements

Whether you're just getting started or a seasoned pro, McKissock will help you meet the necessary appraisal educational requirements in Colorado that you need to become licensed.

Learn Appraisal Educational Requirements for Colorado

This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers. We recommend you contact the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Colorado Appraisal: Licensed

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).   This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog

Qualifying Education:
150 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 hours.
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 15 hours.
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches - 30 hours.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies - 15 hours.

Experience: 1,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 6 months.

College Education: No college-level education required.

Online Limitations

NOTE: Potential students are advised to check with all appropriate Colorado Regulatory Agencies to confirm completion of the program/course offered by McKissock will satisfy initial or renewal licensing or certification requirements of that agency.

Governing Agency

Name: Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 3038942166
Fax: 3038942683
Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 925 Denver, CO 80202

Colorado Appraisal: Certified Residential

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).   This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog

Qualifying Education:
200 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 15 hours.
Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 15 hours.
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches - 30 hours.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies - 15 hours.
Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours.
Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies – 15 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 20 hours.

Experience: 1,500 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in not less than 12 months.

College Education:
1) Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study;
2) Associate’s Degree in a focused field of study, such as business, economics, or real estate;
3) Successful completion of 30 college semester credit hours in specified topics;
4) Successful completion of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)1 exams equivalent to a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in specified subject matter areas; or
5) Any combination of #3 and #4 above that includes all of the topics identified.
6) A LICENSED RESIDENTIAL appraiser who has been licensed for a minimum of 5 years and in good standing for at least 5 years with no disciplinary actions that would affect the individual’s ability to appraise may upgrade to CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL without completing any college coursework. 

Online Limitations


NOTE: Potential students are advised to check with all appropriate Colorado Regulatory Agencies to confirm completion of the program/course offered by McKissock will satisfy initial or renewal licensing or certification requirements of that agency.

Governing Agency

Name: Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 3038942166
Fax: 3038942683
Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 925 Denver, CO 80202

Colorado Appraisal: Certified General

A student enrollment agreement is required upon completion of all courses (except non-credit courses).   This enrollment agreement can be found in the documents section of each course. Please click on this link for the course catalog: Course Catalog

Qualifying Education:
300 QE Hours.
15-hour Nat’l USPAP or Equivalent.
Basic Appraisal Principles - 30 hours.
Basic Appraisal Procedures - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach - 30 hours.
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies - 30 hours.
Statistics, Modeling and Finance – 15 hours.
General Appraiser Income Approach – 60 hours.
Appraisal Subject Matter Electives – 30 hours.

Experience: 3,000 hours of acceptable appraisal experience in no less than 18 months. A minimum of 1,500 hours of the required experience must be in non-residential appraisal work.

College Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Online Limitations

NOTE: Potential students are advised to check with all appropriate Colorado Regulatory Agencies to confirm completion of the program/course offered by McKissock will satisfy initial or renewal licensing or certification requirements of that agency.

Governing Agency

Name: Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers
Phone: 3038942166
Fax: 3038942683
Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 925 Denver, CO 80202

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.