NAR’s Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests.
Training Requirements for All Members
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The two-year requirement is new, background information on the change is available. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. The current cycle ends December 31, 2020.
NAR offers free Code of Ethics ethics classes online at REALTOR.org. Please note: This class does not qualify as continuing education for your Arizona license renewal.
All new PAR members must take a qualifying Code of Ethics class within 60 days of applying. These new members only receive provisional status in the organization until they complete this class.
If you are transferring to PAR from another local REALTOR® association, you do not have to take a Code of Ethics course if you have taken one during the current NAR Code of Ethics cycle (2019-2020). In order to verify this, you may provide PAR with either a Letter of Good Standing from your former REALTOR® Association verifying your last Code of Ethics class or a copy of a continuing education certificate for a NAR-qualified Code of Ethics class from the current cycle.