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®. 

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.

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All courses below fulfill the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement.
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Code of Ethics Continuing Education (CE) Option, $29.95

  • All states require continuing education to renew your Real Estate license
  • Course offers an estimated 3 credit hours of CE for $29.95
  • Review the list of states that accept the Code of Ethics CE course for CE credit via The CE Shop

CE Course

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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

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C2EX Endorsement for Existing Members (Free*)

  • NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program fulfills the Code of Ethics Training Requirement for existing members
  • An Endorsement empowering REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism
  • Not eligible for CE credits

C2EX Endorsement

*Earning a designation or certification – a required element of the C2EX endorsement – may have fees.

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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