Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics Training
Between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021, every REALTOR® is required to complete 2.5 hours of the NAR Code of Ethics training.
REALTORS® who have joined the association after January 1, 2019 - AND - have completed the required New Member Code of Ethics training, are seen as having fulfilled this training requirement. Members who have not met the Code of Ethics requirement must complete the training by December 31, 2021, in order to continue their membership with the Association.
As of January 1, 2020, TREC Legal Update II no longer satisfies this requirement.
If you took TREC Legal Update II in 2019 it satisfies your COE requirement until December 31, 2021.
If you did not take Legal Update II in 2019 you must take a qualifying COE course before December 31, 2021.
Failure to complete the required ethics training every three years shall be considered a violation of membership duties; for which, REALTOR® membership shall be suspended until such time as the required training has been completed.
A few options are available for completing the Code of Ethics:
The online program offered through NAR. There are two versions of the NAR Code of Ethics:
One is free, which fulfills your COE requirement but does not offer CE
The second is paid, which fulfills your COE requirement and counts towards CE
An in-class program is approximately 3 hours in length and does provide you with CE credit in addition to fulfilling the new membership responsibilities.
→ Click here to check the calendar for any in-class COE programming
A NAR approved Code of Ethics course through GDWCAR partner, The CE Shop.
→ Click here to access The CE Shop's catalog
Checking Your Status
NAR has an online lookup to check your Ethics training status. Visit your NAR account and check your status.
Need Your NAR ID (NRDS #)?
Use NAR “Find your NRDS ID” at https://login.connect.realtor/#!/forgotmember
NAR has a Code of Ethics tool that can pull up your status or find available COE offerings.
For more information regarding the NAR Code of Ethics, visit www.nar.realtor/code-of-ethics.
Are there any courses besides the Code of Ethics that satisfy the NAR Code of Ethics requirements?
Yes, the GRI: Real Estate Brokerage will satisfy the NAR Code of Ethics requirement.