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Not all real estate licensees are the same

REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and adhere to a strict code of ethics.
  • Code of Ethics

    In 1913 the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) adopted a list of professional guidelines which established ethical standards on the exchange of real estate information and reasonable public policies on members’ behavior.
    Watch the history of the Code of Ethics created by Doreen Roberts.
  • Biennial Code of Ethics Training

    In an ongoing effort to raise the level of professionalism and ethics in the real estate industry the National Association of REALTORS® has instituted a mandatory “Code of Ethics Biennial Training Cycle”.

    Starting January 2017, every REALTOR® member of every Association in the United States is required to complete ethics training of not less than 2.5 hours every two years - thus the name “biennial” training.

    The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018. The "NAR Code of Ethics” includes a final exam to test your comprehension of the material and a downloadable certificate for your office.

    If this course is taken as a sanction for an ethics violation, the certification can be submitted as proof of completion.

    Bay East offers live classes while C.A.R. and NAR offer online courses: