Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Colorado

Real estate appraisers are required to be licensed, per Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989. This act required that each of the states establish an agency for the licensure, certification, and regulation of appraisers.

In Colorado, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is in charge of this oversight.

There are five classifications of real estate appraiser in the State of Colorado. These classifications are:

  1. Licensed Ad Valorem Appraiser (only for appraiser employees of county tax assessment offices)
  2. Licensed Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Beginner Appraiser (trainee). There is no experience required. However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Beginner Appraiser. The trainee must then work under a supervisor for a specified number of hours in order to be eligible to become a licensed or certified appraiser.

Please see the links below for additional resources:

Visit our page that provides an overview of appraisal classifications and requirements.

Visit the website for Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to view Colorado specific requirements.

Online Courses for Colorado Appraisers

Appraiser Sidekick is partnering with Career WebSchool to offer online appraisal courses.

Click on the link for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Colorado Qualifying Education (for the new appraiser)
Colorado Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Colorado

Project Manager - Colorado & Southwest

The Trust for Public Land - Denver, CO (17 days ago)
Strong, entrepreneurial negotiator, able to secure complicated real estate deals. Assumes primary responsibility for identifying, negotiating, documenting and... Apply Now

Certified Review Appraiser, QC Manager

Solidifi - Denver, CO (2 days ago)
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals. May provide group or team training in real estate appraisal and review... Apply Now

Assistant Appraisal Supervisor, Residential Property

Douglas County, CO - Castle Rock, CO (3 days ago)
A Certified Residential Appraiser License is preferred. Knowledge of real property appraisal principles and practices.... Apply Now

Associate Appraiser

Cushman & Wakefield - Denver, CO (15 days ago)
Bachelor’s degree required in business, finance, real estate or economics. Inspect property and interview market participants along with a Senior Appraiser.... Apply Now

Senior Appraiser

CBRE - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Prepares real estate appraisal reports from start to finish on properties, including all Appraiser responsibilities as well as performing detailed appraisal... Apply Now

RedfinNow Buyer - Denver

Redfin - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Real estate license and experience as an agent, appraiser, or home flipper. Redfin is redefining real estate in the consumer's favor.... Apply Now

Homebuyer Manager

Elevation Community Land Trust - Denver, CO (2 days ago)
Ability to plan and manage several complex real estate transactions simultaneously. Must have at least 5 years of experience in real estate, finance, community... Apply Now

Land Appraiser II

Douglas County, CO - Castle Rock, CO (30+ days ago)
Knowledge of Real Estate principles, practices, markets and values. An Ad Valorem Appraiser License is required initially;... Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser

Impact Valuation Group - Colorado Springs, CO (30+ days ago)
Thorough knowledge of the real estate market, neighborhoods and market trends that exist within this position’s assigned geographic location.... Apply Now

Calling all Bartenders

Keller Williams Realty - Wheat Ridge, CO (30+ days ago)
As a Real Estate Agent, You Will Be:. Real Estate Sales Agent Benefits & Perks*Flexible Hours, No Limits to income,.... Apply Now
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