Mandatory ethics training requirements for new and continuing REALTOR® members was established by the National Association’s Board of Directors at the 1999 Annual Convention to heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics; to create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives; to enhance professionalism and competency; and to encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public.
The ethics training requirements went into effect January 1, 2001, as the start date of the first quadrennial cycle.
January 1, 2017 marks the beginning of the 5th cycle which will end December 31, 2018.
During this time period, over a million REALTORS® across the United States and Canada will reaffirm their vows and commitment to excellence, professionalism, and doing the right thing!
At MTAR, there are several ways you can satisfy your NAR REALTOR® requirement. Each association determines what meets the requirement.
New Member Orientation
If you are a new member, or a member who is required to take orientation during the current four year (quadrennial) cycle, you will satisfy your Ethics requirement by completing orientation.
On a regular basis, and especially as we end the four year deadline for the Ethics requirement, MTAR offers on-site training sessions, which will satisfy your requirement as well as earn you those needed TREC Education requirements!
The most popular name of these classes are:
TRUST ME, I'm A REALTOR
Success Begins with a "C"
Because It's the Right Thing to Do
NAR Ethics 2017-2018
GRI 1 Professionalism, taken at the State Association level (TAR) as part of obtaining the coveted GRI Designation, also satisfies the NAR Ethics Requirement.
Online at www.REALTOR.org
Perhaps the easiest way to meet the NAR Ethics Requirement is to take it online at your NAR Home, REALTOR.org! The cost is free (although you do NOT earn TREC education credits) and you can stop and start at your convenience (30 day time period). A passing grade is automatically updated in your NAR education record and MTAR is notified of your completion.
Annually, MTAR hosts the Regional Education Forum (REF) leadership meeting (usually in November) during which time Professional Standards covers the NAR Ethic Requirement.
TREES, The CE Shop, and D&D School of Real Estate
Ethics courses offered thru TREES and The CE Shop, that SPECIFICALLY apply to REALTOR ethics, may also apply. You should check first with MTAR before making the assumption! For Online Course, check out our website.
To take the NAR Ethics Course On-line (it's FREE, you can STOP and START at your convenience, but you receive NO TREC education credits, click here:
To view the most currently approved version of NAR Ethics, click here:
To view the most currently approved version of NAR Ethics in VARIOUS LANGUAGES, click here:
To view the MTAR Education Calendar for the next available NAR Ethics Training Session (you satisfy the NAR Ethics requirment AND receive 3 hours of TREC approved continuing education credits, click here:
MTAR members must either take the online Ethics course at www.Realtor.org or they must complete it at MTAR or another REALTOR® association....There are some online schools that offer the course but they are NOT affiliated with NAR. Taking an Ethics course other than those outlined will not meet the NAR requirement.
Failure to complete the NAR Ethics Requirement before the end of the cycle will result in your suspension from MTAR, NAR, and TAR, and you will forfeit all rights to the REALTOR® name and all REALTOR® member services and privileges.
No matter which path you take to complete the requirement, your commitment and adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics is one of the most important ways you can distinguish yourself as a cut above the rest!