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.

Required Training

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. The three-year requirement is new, background information on the change is available. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. Training must be from a certified and from an approved source – please contact the association for additional details or questions.

Visit nar.realtor for Code of Ethics Practices and Standards defined by the National Association of Realtors.

Provided is a printable version of the Ethics Forms.