Code of Ethics 2019-2021

NAR Code of Ethics Requirements

Are you aware that your membership in NAR requires you to take an Ethics course of at least 2.5 hours every 3 years? See more at NAR Website

New 3 Year Cycle: The current Cycle 6 deadline is extended from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

The next cycle (Cycle 7) will begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end Dec. 31, 2024.

If you missed the deadline for the past cycle, take one of the courses below to fulfill that requirement, send the certificate to your local AOR and tell them this is for your 2018 COE cycle to regain your status. To check your status, click here

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coepicWhat is the Code of Ethics?

These ethics trainings are to create awareness and appreciation for the role the code can and should play in REALTORS® 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 lives.

What is the Code of Ethics requirement?

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. Background on the change to a three-year requirement is here. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. The requirement periods are as follows:

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024
January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027
January 1, 2028 – December 31, 2030

I already took a Code of Ethics class, but it is not reflected on the NAR's website. What should I do?

If you have taken an approved Code of Ethics class, send a copy of your completion certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for processing and verification. 

Here are the links to take your Code of Ethics:

click hereBrand New Members - Click here to do the Code of Ethics Training -   New Members BPP COEN 20191

Current Members or if you have been a member in the past - Existing Member BPP COEC 2019C6.


A new three year cycle began January 1, 2019. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2021.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.

Policy Summary for REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® are required to complete periodic ethics training of not less than 2 hours and 30 minutes of instructional time once every three years. Boards/Associations are required to provide access to such programs to members either on their own, in conjunction with other Boards/Associations, or through some other method (such as home study, correspondence or internet based courses). Any course offered by a Board/Association, regardless of format, must meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria for such courses as established by the National Association of REALTORS® from time to time.

A REALTOR® who has completed such periodic ethics training in any three year period in one Board/Association shall not be required to complete any further ethics training in such period if the REALTOR® is a member of another Board or Boards. In addition, a member may take such courses to satisfy the periodic ethics training through any Board/Association so long as the member can provide satisfactory documentation of completion to the member’s primary Board/Association.

A new member of a Board/Association who has completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation shall not be required to complete periodic ethics training until the expiration of the three year cycle in which the new member completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation.

Failure to complete the required periodic ethics training shall be a violation of a membership duty for which violation the member’s primary Board/Association shall suspend the member until such time as the member completes the required training.

Failure to meet the requirement

Failure to meet the requirement will result in suspended membership for the first two months (January and February) of the year following the end of any three (3) year cycle or until the requirement is met, whichever occurs sooner. On March 1 of that year, the membership of a member who is still suspended as of that date will be automatically terminated.

Consequences for Failure to Complete Code of Ethics Training