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Code of Ethics Requirement


NAR’s Code of Ethics distinguishes REALTORS® from other real estate licensees.

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is recognized by practitioners, lawyers and the public alike as the measure of professionalism in real estate. The Code ensures your fellow practitioners and the public of a high standard of business conduct.

NAR mandates NSBAR must suspend all members who do not have a completion date on file with us by or before December 31, 2018.

  1. REALTORS® are required to complete Code of Ethics training of a minimum of 2.5 hours of instructional time once every two years, either online, in a classroom, or via self-study education.
  2. REALTORS® completing such training during any two-year cycle shall not be required to complete additional ethics training in respect to this requirement as a requirement of membership in any other board or association.
  3. A REALTOR® completing the New Member Orientation Program during any two-year cycle shall not be required to complete additional Code of Ethics training in respect to this requirement until a new two-year cycle commences.
  4. Failure to complete the required periodic Code of Ethics training shall be considered a violation of membership duties for which REALTOR® membership shall be suspended until such time as the required training is completed.
  5. Every local REALTOR® Association is required to provide access to necessary ethics training programs either locally, in conjunction with other local REALTOR® Associations, or through other methods (including, but not limited to, home study, correspondence courses, or Internet-based instruction). Any training offered pursuant to this requirement must meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®

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