We are a professional real estate trade association dedicated to the highest ethical standards.
National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics
Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®. National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) membership separates REALTORS® from real estate agents who do not subscribe to a code of ethics or have access to the educational, business and market information advantages of their REALTOR® counterparts. All REALTORS® must take comprehensive training on the Code of Ethics, which protects sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants and others who place their trust in REALTORS®.
The Code of Ethics, which was first adopted on July 29, 1913, is a living document — responsive in its content to changes in the law and industry. The Code has been revised several times through the years to reflect current developments in professional real estate practice. The term REALTOR® has come to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity. These qualities stem from voluntary adherence to an ideal of moral conduct in real estate business practices.
2016 Code of Ethics
Click here to view or print a copy of the current Code of Ethics.
Click here for detailed information on Ethics Complaints & Arbitration Requests.
Beginning March 1, 2013, existing members who complete NAR’s online ethics training will be reported to NRDS using updated course codes and numbers for the 4th training cycle (2013 through 2016).
To learn more and complete training online, click here.
To view DRAR classroom training options, click here.