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 Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

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®. View all courses below.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses. Read the consequences for failing to complete Code of Ethics training.

Check Code of Ethics Status.

Note for Existing Members: By clicking on the buttons below, you will leave and go to the Center for REALTOR® Development website. The Center for REALTOR® Development username and password are different from Register as a new user if you have never logged in to that site.


All courses below fulfill the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training requirement

Educational Tools

Code of Ethics Continuing Education (CE) Option, $29.95

  • Course offers an estimated 3 credit hours of CE for $29.95
  • List of states that grant CE credit via The CE Shop

CE Course

Code of Ethics Course for Existing Members (Free)

  • Customizable learning experience
  • No final exam, members must pass module quizzes
  • Specialized content for residential, commercial, and appraiser practitioners
  • View your options for customizing this course
  • Not eligible for CE credits

Existing Member Course

Code of Ethics Course for New Members (Free)

  • New members and individuals with a break in membership over one year are required to take this training
  • Members only need their NRDS ID to take this course. Look up your NRDS ID.
  • Not eligible for CE credits

New Member Course

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