Pre-Licensing Student Resources
Below are several links and documents that pre-licensing students may find helpful as they prepare to get their real estate license. These are especially geared toward assisting the students with completing the additional requirements for licensure while they pursue their pre-licensing education.
Fingerprinting and Background Checks
One of the most important requirements to meet when submitting an application for licensure is to have a background check completed through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This is done by submitting a set of fingerprints and, due to the amount of time it can take for the CBI to complete the check, we currently recommend that students start this process no later than the fourth week of their pre-licensing course.
While there are several options for fingerprint submittal, The Broker Academy recommends that students visit one of the approved locations which provide electronic fingerprint scanning and automatic submittal to the CBI. Electronic fingerprinting typically has a much lower rate of rejected prints than ink-based fingerprinting and rejected prints can cause substantial delays in your license approval. In order to be electronically fingerprinted you’ll need to visit one of the locations listed at the bottom of page 1 of the "Fingerprint and Background Check Info" document available for download below.
Arapahoe Community College has historically been the most efficient at submitting electronic fingerprints to the CBI and the results of the CBI checks seem to then reach the Division of Real Estate in less time as well. For information on fingerprinting at ACC please visit the link below for 'Arapahoe Community College Fingerprinting'.
If you intend to have your electronic fingerprints done at one of the PSI testing locations please be sure to first call PSI at 1-800-733-9267 as they only offer fingerprinting services at specific times on specific days at each location.
Once the background check process has been completed, the CBI will forward the results directly to the Division of Real Estate where they’ll keep them on file until receiving your license application.
For complete information on fingerprint submittal and background checks for your license application please visit the Colorado Division of Real Estate’s website Background Check Information page by visiting the link below named 'DORA background check info'.
Visit the following links for more information about the background check process, fingerprinting requirements, and registering for the State Licensing Exam.
DORA background check info: http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=DORA-DRE%2FDORALayout&cid=1251653163572&pagename=CBONWrapper
Arapahoe Community College Fingerprinting: http://www.arapahoe.edu/student-resources/campus-safety/fingerprinting
PSI Exam Information and Registration: https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp#
Colorado Real Estate Manual – Abridged Version Download: http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-DRE/CBON/DORA/1251628717582
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