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

Appraisal Specialist

Teller County Government - Cripple Creek, CO (13 days ago)
Field of Appraisal, Real Estate, or GIS: High School diploma or GED with a minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of appraisal, real estate, or GIS … Apply Now

Insurance Appraiser

EXL - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
We are interested in those knowledgeable in real estate and/or building materials and construction techniques. Tools or Items You Must Provide: Apply Now

Field Staff Appraiser - Clario Appraisal Network

Clear Capital - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Complete real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments. FHA Approved appraiser in good standing. Apply Now

Valuations Analyst

Computershare - Denver, CO (17 days ago)
Commercial Real Estate valuation knowledge. The analyst utilizes many resources and tools to assist in determining a reconciled value of real estate, such as… Apply Now

Financial Analyst

Cushman & Wakefield - Denver, CO (9 days ago)
Contact appraisers, brokers, and research firms to obtain real estate comparable information. Research, analyze, and evaluate sales statistics and market… Apply Now

Appraiser I, II or III

Eagle County Government - Eagle, CO (23 days ago)
Knowledge of economics, banking, or other fields related to real estate. Licensed Appraiser or Certified Residential Appraiser status is preferred. Apply Now

Instructor, Real Estate Appraisal

Kaplan Professional - Denver, CO (4 months ago)
Familiarity with the real estate appraisal procedures and laws. As a Real Estate Appraisal Instructor, you will be responsible for providing exceptional… Apply Now

Property Examiner I

El Paso County - Colorado Springs, CO (7 days ago)
Minimum two (2) years administrative support experience, preferably in a title company or real estate appraisal environment. Determines how to record changes. Apply Now

Business Development Project Manager, Economic Development

City of Loveland, CO - Loveland, CO (23 days ago)
Real estate development and financing principles, and comprehensive master planning principles. Bachelor’s degree in economic development, real estate, business… Apply Now

Capital Equipment Valuation Analyst

HealthCare Appraisers - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)
Compensation & Service Arrangements, Business Valuation, Capital Equipment Valuation, Life Sciences Valuation, Real Estate Valuation, Transaction Advisory,… Apply Now
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