In Colorado, the licensure process is different from other states. Colorado does not offer both a real estate salesperson license and a broker license, instead it is a single license state. Every newly-licensed Real Estate candidate is an Associate Broker. This single license allows all Real Estate Agents the ability to conduct any type of real estate transaction.
In Colorado, a real estate broker is required to obtain 24 hours of continuing education every 3 years and remain active over a 3 year period. If the licensee becomes inactive for more then 36 months, they are required to complete either the State portion of the Colorado Broker's Exam or 48 hours in Colorado Contracts & Requirements and 24 hours in Real Estate Closing for a total of 72 hours.
The 24 hours of continuing education must be comprised of 12 hours of 3 different versions of the 4 hour Annual Commission. The remaining 12 hours must include any updates that have occurred during the license process or a combination of Commission approved elective courses. If any updates are missed during the licensing period you can either take and pass the state portion of the license exam, take the 24 hour Broker Reactivation course, or complete the 72 hours of Colorado Contracts and Regulation and Broker Administration course described above.