Code Of Ethics
What is It?
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and subscribes to is strict Code of Ethics . Only those agents who are members of NAR can use the term REALTOR®. REALTOR® is not a synonym for real estate agent. Click Here to Find Out More About NAR’s Code of Ethics.
Who Needs To Take It?
The National Association of REALTORS® requires that all members take Code of Ethics once they join a Board. The Code is what sets REALTORS® apart from other real estate professionals. When you take the Code of Ethics class, you are stating that you will follow a strict Code of Ethics promoting professionalism and an ethical real estate practice.
NAMAR requires that all new members take a combined course of Orientation/Code of Ethics within 90 days of joining. NAMAR offers this class for $30 and you receive 3 CE credits.
Every REALTOR is required to complete Cycle 5 Code of Ethics training between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 . New members who have joined NAMAR after January 1, 2017 and attended the Orientation/Code of Ethics have already fulfilled this requirement. All other members must complete the training by December 31, 2018 or their membership status will be suspended. If you took Code of Ethics prior to 2017, you will need to take it again before the end of 2018.
If you are transferring from another Board of REALTORS® , please send along with your application, a Letter of Good Standing or a Certificate showing that you have taken the Code of Ethics Course.
Biennial Code of Ethics Training Options:
CE Class at NAMAR
NAR Quadrennial Course: Members may take Code of Ethics training online at www.nar.realtor for free (No CE Credit). Once you begin the course, you have 30 days to complete the course. Make sure to take the course for existing members. THIS IS FOR MEMBERSHIP WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN ORIENTATION.
The CE Shop: $29 / 3 CE Credits Click Here for Course Information and to Register
Ethics Training Through Your Broker
Your company may offer the course in-house. It is your responsibility to provide NAMAR with a copy of your certificate verifying course completion date. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may update your records.
Code of Ethics complaints are filed through Georgia REALTORS (GAR). If you wish to file a Code of Ethics complaint, click here to visit GAR’s website.