NAR Code of Ethics Requirement

The current cycle deadline is December 31, 2024.

REALTORS® are required to complete the NAR Code of Ethics training of no less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time once every three years. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Associations of REALTORS®.


*Make sure you are in compliance and your membership is up to date. Click below to find the course that works for you.

Code of Ethics Training Options

*All courses below fulfill the REALTOR® Code of Ethics training requirement. Please choose one of the options below to complete this requirement.

NAR Course: Code of Ethics

Self-Paced | No CE credit attached

*Free Course

The CE Shop: Ethical Excellence: Raising the Bar

Self-Paced | 4hrs CE Credit

Cost: $49

HAR Course: Code of Ethics (NAR Compliance Course)

Live Via Zoom | 3hrs CE Credit

Cost: $10

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I do not complete the Code of Ethics by December 31, 2024?

If the COE is not completed by the December deadline, members will lose access to HAR, NAR and the promulgated contract forms provided by Texas REALTORS®.

How often do I have to take the Code of Ethics course?

All REALTORS® must take the NAR Code of Ethics course once every three years to satisfy the NAR requirement.

Do new REALTORS® need to take the Code of Ethics training?

Yes. All new REALTORS® joining HAR need to complete an Orientation and Code of Ethics training within 60 days of joining HAR.

Does TREC require Code of Ethics to renew my Texas license?

No. TREC does not require COE to renew your Texas license. The COE course is required to keep your REALTOR® status and HAR membership active.

Does TREC Legal II count for NAR’s Code of Ethics?

No. TREC Legal II does not qualify for NAR’s COE requirement but is needed to renew your Texas license.


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.


For information about how to report a Code of Ethics violation or arbitration, CLICK HERE.