Code of Ethics
The National Association of REALTORS® 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 is an
important part of what separates REALTORS® from other real estate professionals
and all REALTORS® are required to abide by NAR’s Code of Ethics.
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Code of Ethics FAQ
Code of Ethics FAQS
Below are the most frequently asked questions and answers to NAR's Code of
Ethics training requirement.
Who mandates the REALTOR® Code of Ethics (“COE”) training requirement?remove_circle_outline
Since 2001, the National Association of REALTORS® (“NAR”) has required all
REALTORS® to take Code of Ethics training, at least once during each given
cycle, in order to retain their membership.
What cycle are we currently in?add_circle_outline
The 7th cycle, which began on January 1, 2022 and concludes on December
What are NAR’s current given cycles?add_circle_outline
7th period: January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024
8th period: January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2027
9th period: January 1, 2028 through December 31, 2030
How do I check to see if I am not currently in compliance?add_circle_outline
Login in to your member portal at NABOR.com and look under
the “Education/My Courses” section on the home page after login.
Is NABOR® automatically notified when I complete my COE training outside of NABOR®?add_circle_outline
No. It is your responsibility to forward a copy of your Certificate of
Completion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If my 14-hour CE course included 3-hours of Ethics & Business Practices, does that satisfy NAR’s COE training requirement?add_circle_outline
Yes. Please forward a copy of your certificate of completion to
Does my 45 or 60 hour post licensing course satisfy my COE training requirement?add_circle_outline
Are there other methods available to satisfy my COE training requirement?add_circle_outline
Yes, through NAR’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX Endorsement), Florida real
estate schools, other Boards/Associations across the country, and NABOR®.
Does my GRI 101 course satisfy my COE training requirement?add_circle_outline
I have Emeritus status. Does NAR’s COE requirement still apply to me?add_circle_outline
I’m a REALTOR® and I’m also an attorney. Does NAR’s COE requirement still apply to me?add_circle_outline
I’m a REALTOR® and I’m also an appraiser. Does NAR’s COE requirement still apply to me?add_circle_outline
As the broker of my firm, can I obtain a list of my REALTORS® who have not complied with the current COE training requirement?add_circle_outline
Yes. Brokers can obtain this list by logging in to their Member Portal through
the NABOR.com home page. Once logged in, select “Office /
Broker Reports” at the top of the page. With your mouse, click anywhere
inside the “Active Agents” box (not on the down arrow key) and then select
“Code of Ethics Status – Non-Compliant”.
If I still have questions, who do I contact?add_circle_outline
Email all COE questions, certificates of completion, etc. to
email@example.com; or you can call
What happens if I don’t comply with NAR’s COE training requirement on time?add_circle_outline
Failure to meet the requirement is a violation of a membership duty and will
result in suspension of membership for the first two months (January and
February) of the year following the end of any three (3) year cycle or until the
requirement is met, whichever occurs sooner. On March 1 of that year, the
membership of a member who is still suspended as of that date will automatically