Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Education and Examination Requirements

Important Notice on Appraiser Qualification Criteria

The Appraisal Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation has recently changed the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria.  A summary of these changes, which are effective May 1, 2018, can be found at the Appraisal Foundation Website

The Division will be undertaking Emergency Rule-Making before the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers on April 30, 2018, in order to incorporate and be in compliance with these new appraiser qualifications.  Once those rules are adopted, the Division will incorporate the new qualifications on this site.

If you are applying for an initial appraiser license or upgrading to a new credential (Licensed Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser, or Certified General Appraiser), the required education and experience requirements will be different, depending on if you apply before or after May 1, 2018.  Therefore, you should consider those changes prior to submitting your application and materials for licensure.  If you have any questions in this regard, please contact the Division at 303-894-2166.​

Applicants must complete the required education and pass the state exam to qualify for a real estate appraiser license/credential.

  • You must complete all education and experience before taking the exam.
  • You are required to submit course completion certificates for all education taken.
  • You must complete all work experience prior to taking the applicable exam.

Qualifying Education and Examination Requirements