REALTOR® Code of Ethics


REALTOR® Code of Ethics training (2.5 hours every 3 years), is a membership requirement by the National Association of REALTORS®. The REALTOR® Code raises the bar and holds REALTORS® accountable to a higher level of service and practice in our business. When applied, the Code of Ethics betters us and changes our business and how others think about us in our profession!”.

This is a DEADLINE year and must be completed by December 31, 2024.

Not Sure if You've Satisfied Ethics?


Satisfy your NAR REALTOR® Code of Ethics Today!
Choose from 2 FREE Options

Option 1:
LIBOR’s Video-based Instruction

Option 2:
NAR’s self-guided Online Reading Instruction

Most Frequent Questions

No. All REALTORS® who completed a LIBOR course approved for Code of Ethics in this period are recorded in our system and we have notified NAR. You do not need to do anything. If you took a LIBOR approved Code of Ethics class at a school other than LIBOR since 1/1/2022, please email your certificate to

Yes, certified Appraiser members, Commercial Real Estate members and Attorney members are also required to complete Ethics and the National Association of REALTORS® course offers Code of Ethics modules specific to appraisers and commercial real estate practitioners. Any of the options will satisfy your NAR COE training but know that there are courses geared toward your profession.

The only exemptions are members who have reached REALTOR® Emeritus status or those who have earned the C2EX Endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS® . Even if you are exempt from CE in NY (ends July 1, 2021) you still MUST TAKE ETHICS for NAR.

It’s easy! Go to and click on Profile. Log in with Stratus ID and password. Your profile page shows your completion status.

Not a thing! If you check your member profile on you will see our message of congratulations

Seems like just yesterday, right? But you must RETAKE the course as a refresher now and will need to retake the course again every three years.

Yes. All REALTORS® throughout the country must complete 2.5 hours of NAR COE training every 3 years.

The only exemptions are:

  • REALTORS® who hold Emeritus status. The REALTOR® Emeritus status eligibility requirements are:
    • Forty (40) years of REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® (or both) membership
    • Proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level ("Service" is defined as serving as an NAR officer, director, committee member, Federal Political Coordinator, Global Ambassador, or Global Coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.)
  • REALTORS® who have earned the C2EX Endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS®

YES! Every New Agent Orientation program offered incorporated a Code of Ethics presentation into the program.


Email your Certificate of Completion to your primary association. LIBOR will not need to record your ethics satisfaction at all.

It is your responsibility to obtain another copy. This can usually bedone by calling the sponsor of the course you took and requesting an original copy.

Please don’t wait – aren’t you tired of our emails? We urge you to complete your requirement as soon as possible and once you do, all email reminders from LIBOR will end.

First, check your member profile on If you see that you have not satisfied your Code of Ethics, then go to for the list of options on how to complete the course.

Since NY does not permit you to carry over extra CE credits, we recommend you take the FREE NAR course.

No, training on the USPAP or the rules of professional responsibility are not a substitute for training on the Code of Ethics because those courses don’t deal with the Code of Ethics of the National Association and its obligations.

No, NAR mandates that all REALTOR® members take the training specifically on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

YES! NAR has now mandated that REALTORS® must take an approved Code of Ethics class every three years. The next three-year period begins January 1, 2025, and ends December 31, 2027.

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