The NAR Code of Ethics training deadline is December 31, 2018

The NAR Code of Ethics training deadline is December 31, 2018

REALTORS® are required to complete Ethics Training for the two-year cycle by December 31, 2018. Between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018, 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 two-year cycle.

NAR offers two options for Code of Ethics courses online. Both meet the NAR Code of Ethics Requirement, however, the paid version is eligible for three hours Alabama CE, but the free course is not approved for CE.


Use code May20 to receive a 20% discount through the month of May with The CE Shop, the Alabama Association of REALTORS® online course provider. Courses that meet the NAR COE requirement have a yellow NAR Ethics box out to the side.

Code of Ethics dates are the same for all REALTORS® irrespective of when they join. The frequency of cycles changed from every four years to every two years in January 2017.

COE will be checked to ensure everyone has completed the necessary training. It is automatically uploaded to NRDS. Failure to meet the requirement for any two-year cycle will result in suspension of membership for the first two months (January and February) of the year following the end of any two-year cycle or until the requirement is met, whichever occurs sooner. On March 1 of that year, the membership will be automatically terminated for any member who is still suspended as of March 1.