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.
Code of Ethics Training
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.
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.