New Member Code of Ethics Orientation

Tracked on NRDS. (Read more under "registering.")

Use the link below to access the online New Member Orientation Course on the Code of Ethics developed by the National Association of REALTORS®. This course meets all learning objectives and criteria for the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation Policy (Policy Statement 47, NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual).

Start the course and/or access your course progress.

View members who have successfully completed this course.

General Information

Time: The course can be completed in one session (approximately 2 1/2 hours), or can be exited after the Quick Review Quiz in any lesson and restarted at the beginning of the next lesson. Failure to complete the Quick Review Quiz prior to exiting the course will require that the lesson be taken over. Individuals have 30 days to complete the course from their original starting date.

Outline: The course includes a final exam and requires a minimum score of at least 75% to receive credit. Click here to view Course Outline.

Registering: A NRDS ID is required to register for the course. Information on the successful completion of the course automatically updates to an individual's NRDS education record. Further, a certificate of completion will be e-mailed to individuals who successfully complete the course, and the link above can be used to view (by state, by name, by association, and by NRDS ID) the list of individuals who have successfully completed the course.

RealPlayer: Throughout the course optional audio files are available. If you do not have the RealPlayer plugin, you can download a free version of RealPlayer Basic from

Questions on the course can be directed to the Member Policy Department of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® at (312) 329-8399.

For more information go to Ethics Training Resources.



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