Colorado Real Estate Agent Exam

Real Estate Agent License Practice Test Kit Need of a License: A real estate salesperson must be licensed by the state of Colorado to represent clients in the sale or purchase of real estate that is located in Colorado.

Who Grants a License:  Licenses are granted by the Division of Regulatory Agencies : Colorado Division of Real Estate (“CREC”).Real Estate Agent Exam
Qualifications to receive a License:  All licensees in Colorado are considered brokers. A candidate must complete 168 clock-hours (or fewer) of study at a nationally accredited college or a school approved by the Colorado Department of Private and Occupational Schools (search schools here). Additionally, the candidate must pass a school-administered final exam, and pass a state exam. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age, submit a full set of fingerprints, and pass a background check.  Errors and omissions insurance is required on every activated license.  For more information about licensing requirements, see Initial Licensing Information on the CREC website.

Applying for the Exams:  Candidates should apply to take the state exam through the PSI website scheduling page.  For more information, see the State of Colorado Real Estate Candidate Information Bulletin.

Test Content:  The Colorado state real estate licensing exam is comprised of two separate tests, the national test and the state-specific test. Both portions are comprised of multiple choice questions with four answer choices provided for each question. Test takers are allotted two hours to complete the national test, and one hour and 50 minutes to complete the state-specific test.  The exam is presented in a computer-based format, but accommodations for paper-based tests and/or oral testing can be provided with special arrangements.

The national test consists of 80 questions. Test takers must correctly answer 60 questions to pass. This test measures the candidate's knowledge of general real estate concepts, including the following subject areas:

Property Ownership
Land Use Controls and Regulations
Valuation and Market Analysis
Laws of Agency
Mandated Disclosures
Transfer of Title
Practice of Real Estate
Specialty Areas (such as property management, common interests, subdivisions, commercial, etc.)

The state-specific test consists of 74 questions. Test takers must correctly answer 53 questions to pass. This state-specific  test measures the candidate's knowledge of the state-specific concepts, including the following subject areas:

Duties and Powers of the Real Estate Commission
Licensing Requirements
Requirements Governing the Activities of Licensees
Additional Topics
Colorado Forms and Contracts
Record Keeping and Trust Accounts
Closing and Settlement
Brokerage Relationships

How to Apply for the License:  The license application is issued by the testing company upon passing both portions of the licensing exam. Candidates must provide CREC with the following documents:  (1) completed application and application fee; (2) original Colorado state real estate licensing exam score report(s); (3) certificate issued by an CREC-approved school for completion of the 168-hour salesperson pre-licensure curriculum; (4) proof or attestation that fingerprints have been submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations for the background check.  All of the required documents must be submitted to the Colorado Division of Real Estate offices in Denver within 1 year of passing the exam. A packet of all of the required forms can be downloaded from the Colorado Division of Real Estate website, here.

Fees:  The Colorado Division of Real Estate charges a license application fee, which is subject to change, but all fees are itemized on the application checklist.

Who administers the test:  The CREC and PSI.

License Renewal Requirements: An Colorado real estate licensee must take 24 credit hours of continuing education (either online or in the classroom) from a CREC-approved provider every three years. Further information is provided on the CREC website, here.

Applicable Regulations:  Real estate licensees in Colorado are regulated under Title 12, Article 61, and the Colorado Code of Regulations, Chapter 725, Section 1.

To prepare for your Real Estate Agent exam, use our 300 question practice test, with answers fully explained, by expert Karen Bohler.

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Our practice exam writer
Karen Bohler
is a licensed real estate broker and certified real estate instructor. She has worked in real estate sales for over 20 years. She teaches real estate sales and contract law for a real estate sales education company that specializes in the licensing of real estate sales agents and brokers across the country. Karen designs curriculum and other educational materials for real estate sales training courses, licensing exam preparation and continuing education providers. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Taft Law School.

Tabitha May Hasin
is a real estate instructor with Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan Real Estate Education) and a real estate salesperson and trainer with Keller Williams Realty in Fullerton, California. She is also a licensed attorney and received her juris doctorate from Chapman University Law School. Prior to working as a real estate instructor, Tabitha worked in the lender, title and settlement services industries in real estate transactions. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of California, Irvine.
Our practice exam covers the general principles of real estate law and regulation that is common across the country and is not specific to any one state.  It covers all of the following areas which are typically covered in most state Real Estate Agent examinations:
  • Real Property Characteristics    
  • Real Property Rights
  • Freehold Estates            
  • Real Estate Ownership
  • Land Description            
  • Non-monetary Encumbrances
  • Government Restrictions
  • Real Property Liens
  • Agency
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Listings and Buyer Agency Agreements
  • Contract Law    
  • Transfer of Title             
  • Financing Principles
  • Property Management 
  • Leases 
  • Appraisal
  • Investment Analysis      
  • Real Property Environmental Issues      
  • Settlement
  • Federal Laws