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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.
2017 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.
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.
Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. If you complete a COE course thru another provider or online, please email a copy of the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more and complete training online, click here.
To view DRAR classroom training options, click here.