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 Compliance Tool
The Fifth Compliance Cycle began January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. 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.
- See the AEC Core Standards Work Group’s recommended enhancements to NAR’s Organizational Alignment Core Standards that were approved during the May 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C.
- Read "Standards & Beyond" from the Summer 2014 issue of REALTOR® AE Magazine.
- Review the Organizational Alignment Frequently Asked Questions, compiled by NAR. These FAQs are regularly updated.