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


Cushman & Wakefield - Denver, CO (30+ 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

Appraiser II, Greeley TERM

State of Colorado Job Opportunities - Greeley, CO (11 hours ago)
A Certified General Appraiser License issued by the State of Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers is required.... Apply Now

Appraiser- Assessor’s Office

Lake County Government - Leadville, CO (15 days ago)
Knowledge of Real Estate principles practices, markets and values and/or construction experience and methods. A Licensed Appraiser License is preferred or must... Apply Now

Real Estate - Listing Manager

Bogar Pilkington Group-Keller Williams Realty DTC - Denver, CO (17 days ago)
Real Estate License (preferred, not required). Direct experience in the real estate industry. The Bogar Pilkington Group, an award-winning residential real... Apply Now

Residential Real Estate Appraiser

The Property Sciences Group, Inc. - Denver, CO (16 days ago)
Previous work experience in residential real estate appraisals. Founded in 1984, with expertise in all major categories of real estate, many of the largest... Apply Now

Certified Residential Appraiser

Impact Valuation Group - Loveland, CO (30 days ago)
Certified Residential Appraiser (Required). Thorough knowledge of the real estate market, neighborhoods and market trends that exist within this position’s... Apply Now

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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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CoStar Group - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
CSGP) is the premier information, marketing and analytic solution for tens of thousands of commercial real estate brokers, owners, developers, investors,... Apply Now

Real Estate Personal Administrative Assistant

Dwell Summit Real Estate - Breckenridge, CO (11 days ago)
Looking for Real Estate Assistant/Personal Assistant to help a successful Breckenridge Realtor. This opportunity has room for growth and training in Real Estate... 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
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