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Looking to get an appraisal license or meet your CE requirements? Allied Real Estate Schools has the appraisal pre-license programs you need to sit for the Colorado state appraisal exam. And with 100% online courses, you can complete your education when it’s convenient for you. Get started on your ABQ approved appraisal license education below.

Colorado Appraisal License Information:

What are the general requirements to becoming an appraiser in Colorado?

To become a real estate appraiser in the state of Colorado, here are the basic requirements to getting your appraisal license: complete your education and experience requirement, complete the background check requirement, submit application and materials, acquire errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, take and schedule the exam and submit examination results.

What are the different appraisal license levels in Colorado?

The license levels include: Licensed Appraiser; Certified Residential Appraiser and Certified General Appraiser. A license or certification is issued when the education, examination and experience requirements are met for that level of licensure.

What are the education requirements to becoming a Colorado Licensed Appraiser?

The education requirements include 150 hours of qualifying education in the following areas: basic appraisal principles, basic appraisal procedures, 15-hour USPAP course or equivalent, residential market analysis and highest and best use, residential appraiser site valuation and cost approach, residential sales comparison and income approaches and residential report writing and case studies.
Additionally, you need an associate degree or higher OR successfully complete 30 semester hours of college-level education from an accredited college, junior college, community college or university.

What are the experience requirements for becoming a Licensed Appraiser?

You need to log 2,000 hours of experience obtained in no fewer than 12 months. Note: You must use the state-approved experience log.

How do I become a licensed appraiser after being a trainee?

Acquire 2,000 hours of work experience as a trainee in no less than a year, no more than 3 years. Complete 150 hours of pre-license education which includes a 15 hours USPAP course. Plus, have 30 semester hours of college-level education.

How do I become a Certified Residential Appraiser?

Complete 200 hours of qualifying education, which includes a 15 hour National USPAP course. Plus, have a bachelor’s degree of higher from an accredited college or university. Acquire 2,500 hours of work experience obtained on no fewer than 24 months. Note: You must use the state-approved experience log.

What’s the minimum criteria for appraisal pre-license education hours by level?

  • Licensed Appraiser: 150 hours of pre-license education, 2000 hours of experience, 30 semester hours of college-level education
  • Certified Residential: 200 hours of pre-license education, 2500 hours of experience, Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Certified General: 300 hours of pre-license education, 3000 hours of experience, Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Is Allied Real Estate Schools an approved school for my appraisal trainee education?

Yes, Allied is approved by the Colorado state appraisal agency to offer a pre-license real estate appraisal education.

Why should I choose Allied over another real estate school?

Allied Real Estate Schools is a nationally recognized online school helping professionals reach their real estate educational goals for over twenty years. Allied has the most current state information to give you the best chance at passing your appraisal state test the first time around.

Does Allied offer exam prep to help prepare for the state exams?

Yes. Allied has convenient, online exam prep, which helps you prepare for the state exam through interactive practice tests. You can determine which areas you know and which areas need additional study based on the comprehensive results, which also enable you to tailor your tests.

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150-Hour Colorado Appraisal Residential Licensing Program

The 150-Hour Colorado Real Estate Appraisal Residential Licensing Program provides 150 hours of pre-licensing appraisal education in one convenient package. You’ll receive everything you need to complete your education to become a Licensed Appraiser.


  • Real Estate Principles & Practices Course
  • Real Estate Appraisal Report Writing (QE) Course
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use Course
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches Course
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach Course
  • 15-Hour National USPAP Course
  • Professional Development for Appraisal Trainees
  • No-Cost Professional Membership

Price: $888.00

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Real Estate Appraisal Exam Prep Online

The Real Estate Appraisal Exam Prep Online helps you study with interactive, timed practice tests and mock state exam, which help you review important concepts, such as appraisal standards and ethics, cost approach, economic principles, highest and best use analysis, income approach, and many more – plus, you can effectively pinpoint topics needing extra attention.

Price: $58.00

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28-Hour Appraisal License Renewal Package

Stay on track with Allied’s 28-Hour National Appraisal License Renewal Package, which includes the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course and 21 additional hours of approved appraisal elective courses.

Price: $402.00

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7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

As an existing appraiser, you are required to complete the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course every two years with instruction in overall USPAP updates as well as issues that appraisers face in their daily appraisal assignments and common USPAP violations.

Price: $150.00

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Certified Residential Appraisal Package

Upgrade your appraisal license with Allied’s 50-Hour Certified Residential Appraisal Package and get the education you need to change your license classification with coursework in the areas of Statistics, Modeling and Finance, Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies, and Selected Topics in Appraisal.

Price: $595.00

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