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.
The REALTOR® Code of Ethics – A Gift of Vision
Pathways to Professionalism
NAR’s Presenting & Negotiating Multiple Offers
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?
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?