Code of Ethics Training Requirements for 2021

All members of the National Association of REALTORS® are required to complete at least 2.5 hours of an approved Code of Ethics training within a three-year cycle.
The current three-year cycle began January 1, 2019. This REALTOR® membership requirement must be satisfied by December 31, 2021.
The purpose of this ongoing training is to enhance professionalism and competency, heighten awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics and to encourage REALTORS® to view the Code as a living, viable guide in their dealings with clients, customers, and the public.
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To satisfy this membership requirement, you may:
Submit evidence of an approved course completion to

Attend a free NAR Triennial Ethics course with VPAR.  These courses are provided virtually. You will see these courses marketed to the membership by email, Face Book and on our calendar.

Attend a CE Required Ethics course at VPAR. These courses will be provided both in-classroom and virtually. To view upcoming dates and to register, visit our

Complete a free training online from NAR This option does NOT provide CE credit.

Earn the NAR Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement This option does NOT provide CE credit.

Take the course online via The CE Shop

REALTOR® Appraiser members and Commercial REALTOR® members are required to complete an approved ethics training course as they subscribe to the Code of Ethics and are bound by its obligation. However, REALTOR® Emeritus members are exempt from this requirement. For more information, visit NAR.Realtor.

Members who have attended New Member Ethics Orientation after January 1, 2019 are not required to complete additional ethics training until the next three-year cycle beginning in 2022.

Failure to complete the required ethics training shall be a violation of a membership duty for which membership is suspended and subsequently terminated.

If you have any questions about this membership requirement please email Cindy Anderson at