Code Of Ethics

NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.



New REALTOR® Members:

New members of local REALTOR® associations must complete similar training when they first join. A new member who has completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation shall not be required to complete additional ethics training until the next three-year cycle.

Existing REALTOR® Members:

Existing REALTOR® members must complete 2.5 hours of ethics training, meeting specific learning objectives and criteria, within three-year cycles.

REALTORS® who have completed the required ethics training within a three-year cycle in one association shall not be required to complete any further ethics training for that same training cycle if the REALTOR® becomes or is a member of another association. 

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All courses below fulfill the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement.
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NH requires continuing education to renew your Real Estate license

Code of Ethics Course for Existing Members (Free)

C2EX Endorsement for Existing Members (Free*)

  Code of Ethics Course for New Members (Free)

- All states require continuing education to renew your Real Estate license
- Course offers an estimated 3 credit hours of CE for $29.95 
- The CE Shop - look for the orange 
NAR Ethics
- Eligible for CE credits

- Custom learning experience
- No final exam, members must pass module quizzes
- Specialized content for residential, commercial, and appraiser practitioners
View your options for customizing this course
- Not eligible for CE credits
- NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program fulfills the Code of Ethics Training
- Requirement for existing members 
- Endorsement empowering REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism 
- Not eligible for CE credits 

  • New members and individuals with a break in membership over one year are required to take this training
  • - Members only need their NRDS ID to take this course. Look up your NRDS ID.
  • - Not eligible for CE credits



*Earning a designation or certification – a required element of the C2EX endorsement – may have fees. 



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


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