The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSâ was formed in 1908 and the Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913.  The purpose of the Code was to establish a professional standard of conduct for real estate practitioners.  

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSâ was one of the first business groups to adopt a code of ethics.  The first Code included "duties to clients" and "duties to other brokers."  Later, when real estate license laws were established, many of these laws were based on the standards set in the REALTORâ Code of Ethics. 

Mandatory ethics training for REALTOR® members was first established by the NAR Board of Directors at the 1999 Annual Convention and it includes the following objectives:

  •       -  Heighten awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics

      -  Appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in professional lives

      -  Enhances professionalism and competency

      -  Encourages REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. 

A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.

Take the Member course online here

           -  NOTE: This course is offered by the Center for REALTOR® Development. You may need to create a new account for this website; to do so, click on the "new registration" button after accessing the course. 


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11505 E 43rd Street Tulsa OK 74146
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