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

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Gill Group, Inc. - Denver, CO (11 days ago)
General Real Estate Appraiser (Preferred). Is currently seeking a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.... Apply Now

Acquisitions and Asset Management Associate

Bldg Management Co., LLC - Denver, CO (15 days ago)
Qualified candidates will have worked in a full-time analyst role at an investment bank, investment sales brokerage firm, real estate investment and/or... Apply Now

Residential Appraisal Specialist

Elevations Credit Union - Broomfield, CO (14 days ago)
Minimum two years 1st mortgage or real estate industry experience. Manage the order and delivery of appraisals on all new mortgage loan applications including... Apply Now

Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Impact Valuation Group - Loveland, CO (22 days ago)
Certified Appraiser (Required). Thorough knowledge of the real estate market, neighborhoods and market trends that exist within this position’s assigned... Apply Now

Appraisal Coordinator

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
1-3 years appraisal or real estate related experience. Assists in maintaining the approved appraisers lists.... Apply Now

Appraisal Coordinator

Citywide Bank - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
1-3 years appraisal or real estate related experience. Assists in maintaining the approved appraisers lists.... Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser

Impact Valuation Group - Colorado Springs, CO (5 months ago)
Thorough knowledge of the real estate market, neighborhoods and market trends that exist within this position’s assigned geographic location.... Apply Now

Property Records Technician

La Plata County, CO - Durango, CO (6 days ago)
Maintains deed records that pertain to real estate and mineral properties; Interacts with surveyors, appraisers, attorneys, real estate personnel, right-of-way... Apply Now

Project Manager

The Trust for Public Land - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Strong, entrepreneurial negotiator, able to secure complicated real estate deals. Assumes primary responsibility for identifying, negotiating, documenting and... Apply Now

NACA In-House Real Estate Agent

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE CORP. OF AMERICA - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Department:. NACA IN-HOUSE REAL ESTATE AGENT. Real estate courses – Highly Preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of mortgage lending and real estate.... Apply Now
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