Certain real estate professionals are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). As such, they earn the right to be called REALTORS® and agree to abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. State and Local Boards and Associations of REALTORS® are responsible for the enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. This Code establishes professional standards for REALTORS® in addition to those required by law.

Between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024, every REALTOR® is required to complete 2 ½ hours of Code of Ethics training. REALTORS® who have completed this training as a requirement of membership in another association are not required to complete additional ethics training until the next three-year cycle.


NAR offers Code of Ethics courses online, but the online courses are not approved for Alabama CE credit.


Ethics Complaints

If you have a grievance against a REALTOR® and it is an issue that was not or cannot be settled through the ombudsmen program, mediation or arbitration, an ethics complaint may be another option.  Ethics complaints may be filed by any person who believes that a REALTOR® is guilty of violating the NAR Code of Ethics.
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