Real Estate Appraiser resources for Colorado

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.

Qualifying Education is for new and upgrade licenses and Continuing Education is for appraisers to maintain current licensing.

Use the buttons below for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Qualifying EducationContinuing Education

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Colorado


Premier Farm Credit - Sterling, CO (30+ days ago)
We’re looking for an appraiser in northeast Colorado. The successful applicant will possess a Certified General Appraiser License in the State of Colorado with... Apply Now

Commercial Appraiser

Douglas County, CO - , CO (19 days ago)
This position performs professional commercial appraisal work, competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective.... Apply Now

Valuations Analyst

Solidifi US Inc - Denver, CO (1 day ago)
Position Description*. The Valuation Analyst is responsible for supporting and contributing to the quality of our client-driven business.... Apply Now

Senior Review Appraiser

NBH Bank - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Common sense is more than just banking, and we believe in finding financial solutions that cater specifically to our client’s needs.... Apply Now

Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Summit Valuation Services - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
We are a growing Appraisal Firm in Colorado, Texas, and New York, looking for another appraiser to cover Denver and surrounding areas.... Apply Now

APPRAISER II- Grand Junction (Western Slope)-Extended

State of Colorado Job Opportunities - Grand Junction, CO (30+ days ago)
Department Information. This position is open to both Colorado resident and non-resident applicants. Qualified applications will be given to the Hiring Manager... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Compensation Range:. $60,000 to $100,000+ (100% Commission with ability to exceed $100,000). Independent Contractor.... Apply Now

Junior Region Manager

Solidifi US Inc - Denver, CO (18 days ago)
Position Description*. The Jr. Region Manager is responsible for supporting and contributing to the day-to-day appraisal management operations and strategy of... Apply Now

Instructor, Real Estate Appraisal

Kaplan Professional - Denver, CO (19 days ago)
Job Description. Seeking candidates in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO***. We seek dynamic, engaging presenters with an ability to effectively communicate with... Apply Now

Senior Real Estate Analyst/Appraiser

Integra Realty Resources - Denver - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
The Denver office of Integra Realty Resources, the nation’s largest independent valuation and consulting firm with Industry leading tools and technology is... Apply Now
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Tools of the Trade

View resources to help any real estate appraiser or aspiring appraiser. These resources include:

1. Online Education – Qualifying, Continuing (CE), and Test Prep

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