Code of Ethics

ALL REALTORS® Must Complete Code of Ethics Every 3 Years

Code of Ethics Training - Mandated by NAR

Existing REALTOR® members must complete 2.5 hours of ethics training, meeting specific learning objectives and criteria, within three-year cycles. REALTORS® who have completed the required ethics training within a three-year cycle in one association shall not be required to complete any further ethics training for that same training cycle if the REALTOR® becomes or is a member of another association.

All REALTORS® must complete the Code of Ethics training through NAR by December 31, 2024. Failure to complete training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership for the January and February immediately following the cycle deadline, with termination of membership starting March 1 after the cycle deadline.

Current Cycle

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

Future Cycles

January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2027

Options for Completing Code of Ethics Training

If taking the online training, both the free course or the paid CE course will satisfy the requirement. You will need to have an account to complete either of the online training courses. To create an account, click New User Registration when you sign up.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check to see if I have completed the Code of Ethics requirement?

Click here to check your Code of Ethics Status on the My Account page.

You can check to see if you have completed the requirement on NAR's website. Sign in to www.nar.realtor. Once logged in, click on Manage Account underneath your name in the top right corner. Click on the My Education tab. A shaded box on the left will display your Code of Ethics Status as "INCOMPLETE" in a red box or  "COMPLETE" in green box. If you see "INCOMPLETE" then you still need to complete your Code of Ethics training before December 31, 2024.

Do I still need to complete Code of Ethics training if I have Emeritus, Honorary or other Exempt Status from the DRE?

Yes, ALL active REALTOR® members must complete COE by December 31, 2024 EXCEPT Emeritus Members. NAR Emeritus members do not have to complete Code of Ethics training.

I have completed my Code of Ethics training. How do I submit my certificate of completion?

You may submit your certificate online through our Code of Ethics Certification Submission form.

What classes will satisfy my Code of Ethics requirement?

Ethics classes provided by a DRE approved provider will qualify but you will need to submit your certificate of completion in order to get credit. You can also take the training online through NAR.

I renewed my license and took an Ethics course. Don't you have that on record?

Unfortunately, no. The Department of Real Estate does not send associations data regarding your license renewals so we do not have a way of tracking education completed for a license renewal.

If you did take an Ethics course for your license renewal, you can log into eLicensing and download form RE251 - Continuing Education Course Verification. To access form RE251, log into eLicensing through the Department of Real Estate's website. Under License Options, click on Review Your License Application. Then click on RE251 - Continuing Education Course Verification and download the form to your computer. Then upload it on our website and allow for up to 7-10 business days for your account to be updated.

What do I do if my membership was terminated and I need to complete Code of Ethics training?

REALTOR® members who failed completing their Code of Ethics requirement to the previous cycle who are asking to reinstate the following year after cycle ended, will be charged a refundable penalty of $50. Penalty will be refunded if reinstating member completes the Code of Ethics training within 10 calendar days. After the first 10 day period, membership will be suspended for 20 days then terminated if member fails to complete the Code of Ethics training.

Certificates from outside providers will not be accepted for terminated members trying to reinstate.