Code of Ethics Training Requirements

Mandatory every three (3) years

The Code of Ethics protects consumers by requiring REALTORS® to conduct their business with integrity and cooperate with each other to support their clients’ best interests.

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) requires all REALTORS® to complete no less than 2 hours, and 30 minutes of instructional ethics training time to avoid suspension of board membership every three (3) years. The training must meet the specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Code of Ethics Standards and Practices

Compliance cycles

Current Cycle: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

Future Cycle:

  • January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2027
  • January 1, 2028 to December 31, 2030

Qualifying courses and exemptions

  • Training may be fulfilled through NAR’s online courses or through another method, such as a course offered via local/state associations.
  • New Members are required to complete the online new member code of ethics course 90 days from join date to avoid suspension.
  • If members renew their license and complete the corresponding ethics test during the compliance cycle, proof of both the ethics completion certificate and license renewal certificate clearly displaying the issue date can be submitted to the association.
  • NAR Emeritus and C2EX designated REALTORS® are exempt from the code of ethics requirement. (Note: State and Association Emeritus are required to complete the COE training).
  • Read Code of Ethics FAQs

Check Code of Ethics status

Submission process

  • Only PDF versions of the ethics and license certificate can be accepted.
  • Please label each file with the first and last name of the individual for easy processing. Allow 3-5 business days to update the COE status once it is reviewed and approved.
  • Email your certificate to