The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.
The REALTOR® Code of Ethics distinguishes REALTORS® from licensed agents and brokers who do not join the association. All REALTORS® pledge to uphold the principles contained on this foundational document. The Code of Ethics outlines a REALTOR’S® obligations to clients, colleagues, and the general public. Anyone who believes a REALTOR® has violated the Code of Ethics may file a complaint.
All REALTOR Members Required to Complete Code of Ethics Training
The TREC Legal II course required to renew a Texas real estate license no longer satisfies the NAR requirement for REALTOR® Code of Ethics training. This change was adopted by the NAR Board of Directors in 2019. The NAR board also extended how often the training must be taken from two years to three years, extending the current cycle to 12/31/2021.
If you completed TREC Legal II in 2019 or the NAR-approved ethics training in 2019 or 2020: You have completed the NAR requirement for the current cycle that ends on December 31, 2021.
If you did not complete TREC Legal II in 2019 or another NAR-approved ethics training in 2019 or 2020 these are the training options available to you:
Please note those courses that do not offer offer TREC Continuing Education are generally free. Fees are required for courses that offer CE credit.
- Code of Ethics courses offered by Texas REALTORS® (search courses at texasrealestate.com/ethicstraining)
- CE Shop Online Course
- CCIM Online Ethics Course
- NAR Online Ethics Training for existing members (requires login to NAR) This option allows you to customize the course for commercial real estate.
- NAR Online Ethics for new members (requires NRDS # found on CTCAR Info Hub Page)
How to Find Your Ethics Training Status
NAR has an online lookup to check your ethics training status: nar.realtor/my-account (login required). You can find your NRDS # in our info hub if you login to our website dashboard.
If you have taken an qualified ethics course from an outside source, please send certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org.