The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is what sets REALTORS® apart from nonmember real estate licensees. The Code of Ethics provides measures for professional responsibility and outlines conduct between members and the public. It also establishes a process to resolve ethical differences and a nonjudicial way to arbitrate monetary disputes. REALTORS® consistently rank the Code of Ethics as one of the top three reasons to be a member.
Training Requirements for All Members
Every REALTOR® is required to complete a 2 1/2- hour course on the Code of Ethics once every four years as a condition of membership. The current four-year cycle ends December 31, 2016.
Code of Ethics Course Options
PAR ClassesPAR offers Code of Ethics classes several times per month.
**Visit the PAR Code of Ethics (COE) Calendar to see all COE courses”
NAR ClassesNAR 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.
Private SchoolsYou may also take COE-approved continuing education from a private school. Fax your Code of Ethics certificate to 602-288-0320 or email it to COE@PARonline.com. Please include your MLS ID number.
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 (2013-2016). 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.