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Code of Ethics

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

– Douglas Adams


NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests, and it spells out the professional responsibilities a REALTOR® owes his or her client and outlines the expectations a client should have when entering into business with a REALTOR®.



Code of Ethics is held every quarter following New Member Orientation. Visit our Education Calendar for instructor and pricing details, and remember to register online in a timely manner. 

There are several online options to complete your Code of Ethics training. Visit our Online Education Resource for competitively-priced offerings from our partner schools, OnCourse Learning's Career Webschool and You can also take Code of Ethics training for free through NAR (you will not receive CE credit for the free option but you will satisfy the membership requirement). If you take Code of Ethics online through one of our online partner portals, you must email us with proof of completion in order to completely satisfy the membership requirement.


Ethics complaints & hearings

Boards and Associations of REALTORS® are responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above and in addition to those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®. Go here to learn more about the Ethics Complaint Process.

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