NAR Code of Ethics Requirement

Code of Ethics – REALTOR® Membership Requirement

REALTORS® (members of the National Association of REALTORS®) are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within specific cycles. At its November 11, 2019, meeting, NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to NAR’s Code of Ethics training requirement. The current Cycle 6 deadline has been extended from December 31, 2020, to December 31, 2021. The next cycle (Cycle 7) will begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end Dec. 31, 2024.

Code of Ethics training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. Training may be completed through REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. At its November 11, 2019, meeting, NAR’s Board of Directors, also approved that only courses and equivalencies provided by a local, state, or national REALTOR® association can satisfy the Code of Ethics training requirement. Be sure to check with your local board as to whether the Code of Ethics course you plan on taking will satisfy the Code of Ethics training requirement.

GAR offers courses approved for both the membership requirement and Georgia continuing education (CE) credit.

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Local boards / associations are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Code of Ethics training requirement. If you are not sure if you have met the requirement for the current cycle, contact your local board / association.