REALTOR Code of Ethics

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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A Buyers’ and Sellers’ Guide to Multiple Offer Negotiations
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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?

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?

What are NAR’s current given cycles?

How do I check to see if I am not currently in compliance?

Is NABOR® automatically notified when I complete my COE training outside of NABOR®?

If my 14-hour CE course included 3-hours of Ethics & Business Practices, does that satisfy NAR’s COE training requirement?

Does my 45 or 60 hour post licensing course satisfy my COE training requirement?

Are there other methods available to satisfy my COE training requirement?

Does my GRI 101 course satisfy my COE training requirement?

I have Emeritus status. Does NAR’s COE requirement still apply to me?

I’m a REALTOR® and I’m also an attorney. Does NAR’s COE requirement still apply to me?

I’m a REALTOR® and I’m also an appraiser. Does NAR’s COE requirement still apply to me?

As the broker of my firm, can I obtain a list of my REALTORS® who have not complied with the current COE training requirement?

If I still have questions, who do I contact?

What happens if I don’t comply with NAR’s COE training requirement on time?

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The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.