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What is the NAR Code of Ethics?

NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

The Code of Ethics protects the interests of public, clients, and other members of the NAR. Moreover, it mandates that the Realtors act with honesty and integrity, and provide accurate information to their clients. They must also refrain from misrepresenting facts about a property.

Follow the "Golden Rule”: Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.

NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from March 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2024.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Training may be completed through NAR’s online courses or through another method, such as online or classroom courses via local/state associations.

Read the consequences for failing to complete Code of Ethics training.

Check your current status here

What is available to satisfy my COE requirement?

There are SEVERAL options available to satisfy your COE requirement.

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