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REALTOR® members must complete two and a half (2.5) hours of ethics training, meeting specific learning objectives and criteria, within three (3) year cycles. Mandatory ethics training for REALTOR® members was first established by the NAR Board of Directors at the 1999 Annual Convention and it includes the following objectives:

  • Heighten awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics
  • Appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in professional lives
  • Enhances professionalism and competency
  • Encourages REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public

The current three-year cycle will end December 31, 2022.

There are two new online ethics training options offered by the National Association of REALTORS® to satisfy your training obligation.

  1. The first, is a CE course that qualifies for continuing education credit in numerous states (click here for a list of the approved states).
  2. The second is a new interactive, customizable, non-CE course.

For more information on REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training: www.realtor.org/code-of-ethics/training

NON-CE Version
Duration: 3.00 Hour(s)
Provider: National Association of REALTORS®
Preview: Available
CE Credits: None
Price: FREE
COE Deadline: December 31, 2022
CE Version
Duration: 3.00 Hour(s)
Provider: National Association of REALTORS®
Preview: Available
CE Credits: Available
Price: $29.95 (USD)
COE Deadline: December 31, 2022
CE Deadline: Per your state rules, see below

Product Overview

REALTORS® are required to complete Code of Ethics training within three year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

In this course, students will take a journey examining the professional standards enforcement process, reviewing the duties of Articles 1 and 12 of the Code of Ethics and exploring NAR’s mediation experience. In the professional standards enforcement overview, students will study the Code of Ethics and its structure, the history of the Code of Ethics and how complaints and arbitration requests are processed. In the review of Article 1, students will learn about the Code’s duty to protect and promote the interests of the client, placing the client’s interests first and the obligation to treat all parties honestly. In the review of Article 12, students will learn about the Code’s duty to be truthful in all real estate communications, present a true picture in all marketing and to make known the student’s status as a real estate professional readily apparent. Lastly, the student will study NAR’s preferred dispute resolution process of mediation from filing a request to opening statements, cross talk, caucuses and possible.

The Virtual Library of Professional Standards Instruction is available upon completion of either course for FREE.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

If your state is listed below, you will earn 3 CE credit hours at no additional charge. You must successfully complete the CE Version of the course to earn credit. Unless otherwise noted, the CE hours fulfill elective credit requirements.

The CE Shop manages the CE credit program. Important: After a course is completed, you will receive an email from The CE Shop with the additional steps that need to be taken to receive your CE credit.

If your state is not listed below, you may take the Non-CE Version of the course to meet the NAR mandatory cycle requirement, but you will not receive CE credit.

For additional important details related to courses with CE credit, visit the "CE" section of our FAQ.

Approved States:

State Note Hours Attempts
Alabama   3 Unlimited
Alaska   3 Unlimited
Arkansas   3 Unlimited
California Note: Provider number: 4883 3 2
Colorado   3 Unlimited
Connecticut   3 Unlimited
Delaware   3 Unlimited
Florida   3 1
Georgia   3 Unlimited
Hawaii   3 Unlimited
Idaho   3 2
Illinois 3 2
Indiana   3 Unlimited
Iowa Note: This course must be completed within 6 months in order to qualify for CE credit in this state. 3 Unlimited
Kansas   3 Unlimited
Kentucky   3 2
Maine   3 Unlimited
Michigan   3 Unlimited
Minnesota   3 Unlimited
Mississippi   3 Unlimited
Missouri   3 Unlimited
Montana   3 Unlimited
Nebraska   3 Unlimited
Nevada   3 Unlimited
New Mexico   2 Unlimited
New Jersey   3 Unlimited
New Hampshire   3 Unlimited
New York   3 Unlimited
North Dakota   3 Unlimited
Ohio Note: Fulfill elective credits only. 3 Unlimited
Oklahoma Note: This course must be completed within 6 months in order to qualify for CE credit in this state. 3 Unlimited
Oregon   3 Unlimited
Pennsylvania   3 Unlimited
Rhode Island   3 Unlimited
South Carolina   3 Unlimited
South Dakota   3 Unlimited
Tennessee   3 Unlimited
Texas   3 Unlimited
Utah   3 Unlimited
Vermont   3 Unlimited
Virginia   3 Unlimited
Washington   3 Unlimited
Washington, DC   3 Unlimited
Wyoming   3 Unlimited

Product Expiration

You will have access to the course materials for the duration of the quadrennial from the date of purchase. No extensions will be given after the quadrennial end. If not completed within the quadrennial timeframe you will not earn Code of Ethics completion for current quadrennial.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must successfully complete the course within your State timelines to earn CE credit. CE course expirations may vary by course due to state-specific approvals, however with the exception of the four states listed below, you generally have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course for CE credit. In rare cases where the course must be completed prior to your course expiration date in order to receive CE credit, you will be notified in advance.



The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association. NAR’s 1 million members are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Our membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,300 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. They are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.