The annual Core Standards cycle is January 1 to December 31. Local Associations are required to submit their Core Standards information annually by no later than December 31, unless their state association requires them to submit their compliance information prior to December 31. State Associations are required to review all local associations’ certification forms annually and identify those local associations that are compliant with the Core Standards by no later than January 30.
Local, state, and territorial associations of REALTORS®, as a condition of membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, must meet NAR’s Organizational Alignment Core Standards, a set of requirements that fall into six categories:
- Code of Ethics
- Consumer Outreach
- Unification Efforts and Support of the REALTOR® Organization
- Financial Solvency
REALTOR® associations must certify compliance with the standards each subsequent year or be subject to revocation of their charter.
- View the Organizational Alignment Core Standards for the fifth compliance cycle
- Access the online Certification Form
Compliance Cycles are annual, running January 1 to December 31 every year. The purpose of the standards: to raise the bar for REALTOR® associations and ensure high-quality service for REALTORS®.
Enforcement of the Organizational Alignment Core Standards will be the joint responsibility of the local associations, state and territorial associations, and National Association.