About the Code
In subscribing to the Code of Ethics, Realtors® pledge to act in an honest and ethical manner with consumers, the public, and their fellow Realtors®.
The National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913 and was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. In subscribing to the Code of Ethics, Realtors® pledge to act in an honest and ethical manner with consumers, the public, and their fellow Realtors®. The Code ensures consumers are served by requiring Realtors® to cooperate in furthering clients’ best interests.
Not every real estate agent is a Realtor®. Real estate professionals who join the Realtor® organization vow to uphold the Realtor® Code of Ethics, which often goes above and beyond what is required by law.
Code of Ethics Training
Realtors® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of Realtors®.
Cycle 7 (Jan. 2, 2022–Dec. 31, 2024) and all NAR Code of Ethics Training cycles moving forward will run on a triennial basis.
Please note: NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from March 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2024.
Jan.1, 2022–Dec. 31, 2024
Jan.1, 2025– Dec. 31, 2027
Code of Ethics Training Tools