Education FAQs

SMDRA Education


Do I need to pre-register for a class?  As a courtesy to our instructors and to ensure we have enough seats, materials and/or food ready for the class, pre-registration is recommended. We allow walk-in registration for most classes, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time to allow for registration. You may complete the registration form in advance and bring it with you.


How do I register for a class? Click here for the Education/Calendar to register online. Choose the class from the calendar and follow the prompts for online registration. You may also complete the registration form and email it to or fax it to us at 303-797-0109


How do I cancel a class I have registered for? Registrations for classes can be cancelled online up to 2 days prior to the class for a full refund. To cancel a class simply log in to your SMDRA account, view your courses, click on the course and choose cancel registration. You may also cancel via email to, include your name, name of the class and method of payment.


How do I get a replacement certificate for a class I took at SMDRA? SMDRA members can e-mail with the class date and name of the class and a replacement will be e-mailed to you. We encourage you to take all your classes here at SMDRA and your records are always here!


Why doesn’t SMDRA have all the Education classes that I have taken? SMDRA can only track classes held here at SMDRA or offsite SMDRA sponsored classes. Any course taken outside of SMDRA through another real estate school, university or private entity will not appear on your SMDRA education record.


When do I need to take my Ethics Update class? All REALTORS® must take an Ethics Update course once during the pre-designated two year cycle in order to maintain REALTOR® membership. If you have NOT taken an Ethics class after January 1, 2017, you must do so by December 31, 2018, and every four years thereafter in order to remain a member in good standing. This requirement is completely distinct and separate from the Colorado Real Estate Commission Update requirement. The CE credits obtained during the Ethics Update course will apply toward the elective credits required to renew your license.


How many credits do I need to renew my real estate license? Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies – Division of Real Estate or DORA handles all real estate license renewal issues and questions. Please visit DORA’s website or contact them directly at 303-894-7855.


Which class is the mandatory one? The 4-Hour Annual Commission Update Course is required by Colorado’s Division of Real Estate for license renewal. At SMDRA it is referred to as the “CREC Update”. Taking a course for a second time in the same license cycle will not count for credit of any kind. A licensee may still choose to take the course as many times as they would like, but will only receive 4 hours of credit total.


What does CREC stand for? Colorado Real Estate Commission which is another name for DORA – Department of Regulatory Agencies – Division of Real Estate.


DORA’s Required Continuing Education pageClick here