NAR Code of Ethics

Do I Need to Take Code of Ethics?

Yes. Any licensee who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® must complete Code of Ethics. This also includes practicing appraisers.

How Often Must I Take It?

The National Association of REALTORS® requires all members to take Code of Ethics training on a biennial basis (once every two years).

When is the Deadline?

The current cycle is from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, meaning the last day for completion is 12/31/20.

*REALTORS® who join the Association after January 1, 2019 and attend New Member Orientation have already fulfilled their Code of Ethics training requirement.

NAR’s Current & Future Training Cycles

I Have Taken a CE Class that Also Counts for Ethics

Please submit a copy of your completion certificate to, so that your record can be updated.

I Want to Take Ethics Online

The CE Shop offers the course below that will satisfy 4 hours of CE and NAR’s Code of Ethics.
Cracking The Code

Real Time Learn offers the two courses below that will satisfy 4 hours of CE and NAR’s Code of Ethics.
Scruples and the Code of Ethics| Instructor Jo Mangum
Staying on the Right Path | Instructor Cindy Chandler

I am an Appraiser, I Don’t Need CE but I Need Ethics

Appraisers have the option of taking the free online course from NAR.

NAR’s  Free 2.5-hr Code of Ethics Online Course   

I Want to Take Ethics at WSRAR

Please reference the current CE schedule for Code of Ethics courses offered at WSRAR.

What Happens If I Don’t Take Ethics by the Deadline?

If you fail to complete Code of Ethics by 12/31/20. The following will occur:

  • You will no longer be able to use the term REALTOR® in business transactions or on advertising
  • You will be considered an “Inactive” member with WSRAR
  • You will lose access to MLS