NAR-Required Ethics Training: FAQ

Q. Why is NAR requiring ethics training?

A. Mandatory ethics training requirements for new and continuing REALTOR® members was established by the National Association’s Board of Directors at the 1999 Annual Convention to heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics; to create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives; to enhance professionalism and competency; and to encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public. This requirement went into effect January 1, 2001 and the enabling policy statements can be viewed in their entirety on the Law and Policy site of

Q. When does a member’s four-year cycle start?

A. The applicable dates are the same for all REALTORS®. The current four-year cycle began January 1, 2009 and ends December 31, 2012.

Q. What class should be taken by December 31, 2012?

A. The class offered at CABOR is Ethics: The Measure of Professionalism. This class has 3 hours of canons of ethics credit for Ohio c.e. and meets the NAR ethics training requirement. REALTORS should check with their local Board to determine if other classes meet the NAR requirement.

Q. Who tracks REALTORS®’ compliance?

A. CABOR, or another local Board of REALTORS, will track and report members’ compliance through NRDS Education Records. REALTORS® do not have to report to NAR that they have met this requirement.

Q. Is NAR-required ethics training available on-line?

A. Yes, there is an on-line training class available at The on-line class on NAR’s web site does not have Ohio c.e. approval.

Q. Can a REALTOR take ethics training online for c.e. credit and for NAR credit?

A. Yes, there are several options available. CABOR staff is able to provide information on providers.

Q. Who can I call with questions?

A. Call Therese at CABOR 216/525-4840 with any questions.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Register for an NAR-required Ethics course today!

July 26, 2012 Ethics

One response to “NAR-Required Ethics Training: FAQ

  1. Elizabeth Glass says:

    Hello! Our Broker and I are seeking a list of who can teach the NAR Ethics class in our office for our agents. It mentions in the Q&A that staff cab provide information on providers. Please let me know.

    Thank you!
    Elizabeth Glass
    Director of Career Development/Technology
    Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Southwest

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