Time is running out to prevent suspension of your REALTOR® membership in 2019.
The NAR Biennial Ethics requirement must be met by December 31, 2018 in order to avoid membership suspension and possible MLS service interruption. Failure to satisfy this requirement shall be considered a violation of a membership duty.
Since time is limited, we recommend satisfying this requirement through one of the options below:
- Submit evidence of an approved course completion to edu@RARealtors.com. Certificates of completion should explicitly state that the course satisfied the NAR Code of Ethics requirement. RAR will be unable to further verify the curriculum of other education providers.
- Take the free online course through NAR. This option does not provide CE credit.
- Take one of the courses online via The CE Shop. There are multiple course offerings that satisfy the NAR requirement.
All members of the National Association of REALTORS® (including REALTOR® Appraisal Members)are required to complete at least 2.5 hours of an approved Ethics training within a two-year cycle. The current cycle began on January 1, 2017 and ends on December 31, 2018.
If you have any questions concerning this REALTOR® membership requirement, please call 804.422.5000.
RAR Bylaws Article V, Section 5: Continuing Member Code of Ethics Training
Effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 and for successive two-year periods thereafter, each REALTOR® member of the association (with the exception of REALTOR® members granted REALTOR® Emeritus status by the National Association) shall be required to complete biennial ethics training of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time. This requirement will be satisfied upon presentation of documentation that the member has completed a course of instruction conducted by this or another association, the Virginia REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, or any other recognized educational institution or provider which meets the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS® from time to time. REALTOR® members who have completed training as a requirement of membership in another association and REALTOR® members who have completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation during any two-year cycle shall not be required to complete additional ethics training until a new two year cycle commences. Failure to satisfy this requirement shall be considered a violation of a membership duty. Members suspended for failing to meet the requirement will result in suspension of membership for the first two months (January and February) of the year following the end of any two (2) year cycle or until the requirement is met, whichever occurs sooner. On March 1 of that year, the membership of a member who is still suspended as of that date will be automatically terminated.