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The National Association of REALTORS® requires all members to complete 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training per three-year cycle. Failure to comply with this requirement is a violation of a membership duty and may result in termination.

The current Code of Ethics cycle (Cycle 6) runs from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021. If the requirement is not satisfied on or before December 31, 2021, the member will be suspended from membership for two (2) months or until the member satisfies the requirement, whichever is sooner. On March 1, 2022, if the member is still not in compliance, then they will be terminated from membership.

Member Compliance Status

For those who need to fulfill the requirement, there are several options for completing your training before the deadline. View the fulfillment options below and select the one that works for you.

If you are unsure whether or not you need to complete your Code of Ethics training requirement, you may search for your name on MAAR's list of members needing to complete the Code of Ethics. You may also check your status with NAR (login required).

For those who need to fulfill the requirement, there are several options for completing your training before the deadline. View the fulfillment options below and select the one that works for you. For questions about the Code of Ethics training requirement or compliance, contact O'Hara Keszler.

Options for Fulfilling Required Ethics Training

There are multiple ways to fulfill the triennial Code of Ethics requirement for Cycle 6. The following options are all acceptable and members may choose per their needs and convenience.

Classroom Courses

MAAR offers several sessions throughout the year that will fulfill your ethics requirement. The courses are listed below for your convenience. Click the date to view the course page and register.

GRI 401: Doing Things the Right Way (6 Hours)

This one-day course will focus on the most troubling ethical challenges and concerns that arise in everyday practice, both in the Code of Ethics and the broader issue of professionalism in practice.

Course Dates

Code of Ethics (3 Hours)

Article for article, this class will help you understand your REALTOR® Code of Ethics. No stone will remain unturned in this lively class on your standards of practice. Come ready to learn and ask questions.

Code of Ethics Course Schedule*

 Course Date  Time  Type
 April 12  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 April 30  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Morning
 May 10  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 May 25  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 May 29  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Saturday Morning
 June 11  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 June 22  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 July 1  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 July 15  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 July 29  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 August 9  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 August 26  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 Course Date  Time  Type
 September 20  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 September 27  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 October 5  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 October 21  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 October 28  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Evening
 November 2  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 November 19  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 November 30  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 December 6  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon
 December 17  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 December 20  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Morning
 December 28  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Afternoon

* Course dates and times subject to change. Additional courses may be added if necessary.

NAR Online Ethics Course

NAR offers an online ethics course that can be completed in one session (approximately 2.5 hours) or completed in parts within thirty (30) days from the start. You will need your NRDS number in order to access the online course. If you do not have your NRDS number, contact Member Services.

Be advised, while this course satisfies the triennial ethics requirement, TREC does not give CE credit for this version of the Code of Ethics.

C2EX Endorsement

NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It's not a course, class or designation; it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.

In addition to being an innovative engagement tool, C2EX is also a Code of Ethics training equivalency—and it comes at no additional cost. As of November 2019, members who earn the C2EX Endorsement will satisfy the Code of Ethics training requirement for Cycle 6.

To get started, log in to and take the self-assessment. Based on your results, the platform will generate customized learning paths, recommend experiences and provide tools and resources to increase your knowledge and enhance your skillsets. Be advised, this endorsement is not eligible for CE credit.

Real Estate Schools

If you have taken a qualifying ethics course at a real estate school, fax your course completion certificate, course transcript or class roster to O'Hara Keszler, 901.761.4003, so your compliance can be reported to NAR.


Code of Ethics Training Cycle

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021