NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from January 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2024.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. 

Training may be completed through NAR’s online courses or through another method, such as online or classroom courses via local/state associations. Read the consequences for failing to complete Code of Ethics training.

NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program fulfills the Code of Ethics Training Requirement for existing members

Listed below is a list of courses that have been approved and accepted by all of the boards and the State Association that meet your NAR Mandatory Ethics Training. We will continue to add classes to this list as they become available.

  • The Code of Ethics: Our Promise of Professionalism (0497R)
  • Level the Field, Raise the Bar (1328R)
  • Online  - The CE Shop
  • Online- VanEd
  • Online-WebCE (Adhering to a Higher Standard: The Code of Ethics)
  • Local boards are authorized to determine if the class meets NAR learning objectives. 

You can also take the Mandatory Ethics Training online at NAR for FREE.  You will not receive any continuing education credits for taking the training.

Q&A: Ethics Training Requirements for New and Continuing Members

Failure to meet the requirement will result in suspension of membership for the first two months (January and February) of the year following the end of any two (2) year cycle until the requirement is met, whichever occurs sooner. On March 1 of that year, the membership of a member who is still suspended as of that date will be automatically terminated.

Every board and association is required to provide access to necessary ethics training programs either locally, in conjunction with other boards and associations, or through other methods (including, but not limited to, home study, correspondence courses, or internet-based instruction). Any training offered pursuant to this requirement must meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® from time to time.  Local boards are authorized to determine if the class meets NAR learning objectives.