All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS® adhering to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913, which means REALTORS® represents honesty and integrity in all transaction-related matters.

Only REALTORS® pledges to abide by the Code of Ethics, holding REALTORS® accountable for their ethical behavior and business practices.

REALTORS® works to protect the public and are a member of the nation’s largest professional trade organization, advocating for homeownership and private property rights.

The National Association of REALTORS® requires that its members complete specific training of not less than 2.5 hours every three years. 

The current ethics cycle began January 1, 2022, and ends December 31, 2024.

Training is available online for NAR members:

New REALTOR® Members
Existing REALTOR® Members
Online at TheCEShop for 4 hours CE credit
Check with your local association for various offerings throughout the year.


It is your responsibility to maintain your Code of Ethics training. If you complete a course other than at, please forward your completion certification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check your status here  (NRDS login & password required)  

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Don't forget to fulfill your Code of Ethics Training Requirement by Dec. 31st! As required for REALTOR® membership, all REALTORS® must complete at least 2.5 hours of ethics training that meets specific learning objectives and criteria. The current cycle deadline is Dec. 31, 2024. Why wait? Head to to check your status and view training options today.

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