REALTORS® are required to complete Code of Ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
At its Nov. 11, 2019 meeting, NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to NAR’s Code of Ethics training requirement.
Since 2001, REALTORS® have been required to take Code of Ethics training to retain their membership. Originally, the training was required every four years, but in 2017, NAR changed the requirement to every two years. A presidential advisory group (PAG), appointed in 2019, made several recommendations to the NAR Leadership Team. One of its recommendations was to extend the requirement to every three years in order to give members more time to fit it into their continuing education schedule and to give local associations adequate time between cycles to administer the program.
- The current Cycle 6 deadline is extended from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.
- The next cycle (Cycle 7) will begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end Dec. 31, 2024.
Training may be completed FREE online with the National Association of REALTORS using the links provided below, or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.
Use the links below to access the on-line REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training course developed by the National Association of REALTORS®. The course meets all learning objectives and criteria for the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training Policy (Policy Statement 48, NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual).
Commercial Practitioners: The course offers the ability to customize the content for members working in either residential or commercial real estate. When registering you’ll be asked to choose the appropriate course track, residential or commercial.