N.A.R. has responded to ongoing frustrations by REALTORS regarding the apparent lack of professionalism and ethics in our industry. 2017 begins the first National Association of REALTORS® “Code of Ethics Biennial Training Cycle”. What this means is starting this year, every REALTOR® member of every Association in the United States will be required to take a Code of Ethics training course every two years- thus the name “biennial” training.
Members with a license expiration date in 2019 or 2020 will need to complete a course on the Code of Ethics before the end of 2018. However, for members whose license renews in 2017 or 2018 the Continuing Education needed to renew their license fulfills the requirement.