National Association of Realtor’s Code of Ethics is recognized by practitioners, lawyers and real estate agents as the highest measure of professionalism in Real Estate. NAR updates the precepts of the Code of Ethics to ensure the public of a high standard of business conduct, to which REALTORS® aspire. NAR provides a framework for State Associations to resolve disputes, with guidelines provided in the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. Hearings are held by the Association to resolve disputes between REALTORS® and the public. Both filing processes resolve the complaint in an expedient and non-costly manner.
- Professional Standards: Ethics Complaints, Arbitration Requests, and Related Information
About the New NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirement
The New NAR Code of Ethics Training Deadline is December 31, 2025
The National Association of REALTORS® has mandated that all REALTOR members must complete the 2.5 hours training within the three-year cycles.
January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024
January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2027
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles.
Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. Once you have completed the training of your choice, provide a copy of the certificate to the Association Executive for S.A.R. to update NAR’s records.
- https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/governing-documents/code-of-ethics/code-of-ethics-training for free Code of Ethics training.
Do I Qualify for Exempt Status for Ethics Training?
You may file for REALTOR EMERITUS STATUS if you meet the following requirements: A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association of REALTORS® for a cumulative period of 40 years, and has completed at least one year of service to the association (local, state, or national), is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status. Certified REALTOR® Emeritus members do not pay dues to the National Association and are exempt from the Code of Ethics Training requirement.
To apply for REALTOR EMERITUS STATUS there are deadlines and a process, please visit NAR to learn more.
Please note, CAR and NAR members must vote on your application in a member meeting. These take place at different times of the year.