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Code of Ethics Mandatory Training Requirement


The National Association of REALTORS® requires all existing members (except our REALTOR® Emeritus members) to complete 2.5 hours of ethics training every three years. All REALTORS® regardless of area of specialty (appraisal, commercial, land, property management, residential, etc.) must satisfy this NAR membership requirement.

Upon joining the association, all new members are required to complete the free online New Member Code of Ethics course from the National Association of REALTORS® within sixty (60) days. If the sixty (60) days fall into the next ethics cycle, new members are not exempt from the existing member requirement and will be completing two (2) ethics courses in one cycle.

The goal of the training requirement is:

  • to heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics,
  • to create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives;
  • to enhance professionalism and competency; and
  • to encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public.

The current Ethics Cycle is January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024


Our Self-Paced Online Ethics Courses

We have two courses that can be used for real estate license renewal as a side benefit.

Check your Monday morning Weekly News & Update email for your GAR Member discount code to save 25% off the course fee.

NAR's free online course without any CE hours.

This course has specialized content for residential, commercial, and appraiser practitioners.

NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program:

You can access C2EX, NAR’s innovative professional endorsement program, as a mobile app -anywhere, anytime - along with a digital coach who assists and motivates you on your endorsement journey.  With the flexibility to create a development plan tailored to your schedule, you gain access to handy, concise content that fits seamlessly into your day-to-day tasks.

  • Download C2EX from Apple Store or Google Play

Other REALTOR® Association's ethics courses.

  • You must send your certificate of course completion to us.

CCIM's online ethics course or SIOR’s ethics and professional standards course.

Before you take an ethics course anywhere else,

please check with Danielle Ketcham (Membership & Education Director) to verify that it qualifies.

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