Realtor® Code of Ethics

Realtor Code of Ethics 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®.

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.


Beginning January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 and for successive two-year periods thereafter, Realtors® are required to complete biennial ethics training of no less than two hours and 30 minutes of instructional time.


NJ Realtors® offers a free, online biennial ethics course through the NJ Realtors® Academy of Continuing Education. Realtors® who successfully complete this course also receive two ethics continuing education credits, which are reported directly to the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.


Your local board/association may also offer a live, in-classroom biennial ethics course. Be sure to contact your local board/association to learn about what’s available in your area.


To view more information on NAR’s Code of Ethics, please visit their resource page.