NAR Code of Ethics

Our guiding principles.

Under all is the land.

This is the first line of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, a set of professional standards and guidelines established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for its members in 1913.

For more than 100 years, the Code of Ethics has set the bar for ethical standards and conduct that REALTORS® should follow in their dealings with clients, colleagues, and the general public. The Code is designed to promote professionalism, fairness, and integrity in the real estate industry.

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If you believe that a REALTOR® has failed to meet these standards, you can file a complaint.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training within a repeating three-year cycle. Failure to complete training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership. The current cycle runs from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2024.

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Code of Ethics Training

Visit the NAR website for free, on-demand, non-CE options.
Non-CE Training
Search for upcoming offerings of the NAR Code of Ethics training course offered through Texas REALTORS®, which includes 3 hours of CE.
CE Training
Check the GFWAR Class Calendar for upcoming offerings of the Code of Ethics course locally.
GFWAR Calendar
Take the on-demand Code of Ethics course offered through GFWAR partner The CE Shop.
CE Shop