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, 2021. 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, 2019 to December 31, 2021

Future Cycles

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

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. Log in to www.nar.realtor. Once logged in, click on My Account and then click on Manage Account. Under Other Links, click on View your Education Records (NRDS). If you see one of the Course Numbers below then you have completed the Code of Ethics requirement. If you do not see either Course Number listed then you still need to complete your Code of Ethics training before December 31, 2021.

Course Numbers - New Members:
BPP COEN 20191
BPP COEN 20201 
BPP COEN 20211 

Course Numbers - Continuing Members:

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, 2021 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?

The following classes offered by OC REALTORS® will fulfill your Code of Ethics obligation. 

Ethics classes provided by a DRE approved provider will also qualify. You can also take the training online through NAR.