Guide to Becoming a
Real Estate Agent in Colorado

Are you considering a career in real estate? You’ve come to the right place.

Becoming a real estate agent can lead to a very lucrative career with many benefits, including flexible work hours, unlimited earnings potential and the ability to help clients obtain the dream of homeownership.

There are 5 main steps to obtaining your real estate license in Pueblo

1.) Select a school where you will take your classes (recommended schools below). Complete 168 hours of approved pre-licensing education per Colorado’s Division of Real Estate under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Obtain a certificate of completion from the real estate school where you completed your education

2.) Schedule, take, and pass the Colorado real estate broker licensing exam with PSI Exams

3.) Submit fingerprints to Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and complete the background check requirement

4.) Acquire errors and omissions insurance

5.) Find a real estate company to work under and complete license application with eLicense through the Colorado Division of Real Estate’s Online Services

How much does it cost to get a Colorado real estate license?

The fixed costs once you pass your test and decide on a brokerage firm to work for includes:

Broker license application fee – $485.00

Broker Examination Fee – $90

Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) fingerprint submission fee – $39.50

Errors & Omissions Insurance ($1,000,000 liability insurance) approximately $225 a year depending on insurance carrier.

Is there a time limit between completing the state exam and applying for licensure?

You will have one year from the time you complete your licensing courses to apply for a Colorado real estate broker license. After one year, broker candidates must retake the exam before applying for their license.

What are the on-going costs to being a real estate agent?

Once you obtain your license and have secured a brokerage to work with the on-going costs of being a real estate agent is very minimal.

Join the Pueblo Association of REALTORS® One-time application fee – $250

Annual Pueblo Association of REALTORS® Dues – $566 – includes membership in the Colorado Association of REALTORS®  and the National Association of REALTORS and a voluntary $25 REALTORS®  Political Action Committee (RPAC)

Monthly Pueblo Association of REALTORS®  MLS access fee- $32

Suprakey Electronic Key access – $17.96

Other Costs you might want to consider 

CTME Electronic Contracts software – $312 year

Office Desk Fees – varies by company, currently Integrity West Realty has a broker offering of $0 monthly fee. Please inquire as to the details

Advertising and Marketing Costs – is a discretionary amount that is the individual real estate brokers responsibility.

Schools that offer training

Colorado Real Estate School – both principal owners of Integrity West Realty attended this online school. We highly recommend it.

Kaplan Real Estate School 


Real Estate Express

Real Estate College