The Code of Ethics
The text of the 2016 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is provided below.
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All Realtors® are required to complete a minimum of 2.5 hours of approved Code of Ethics training per two-year cycle. The current cycle ends December 31, 2018. Failure to complete the required periodic ethics training is considered a violation, resulting in suspension of membership until training is completed
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Translations of the Code of Ethics in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese are available. You can also view previous editions of the Code of Ethics from 1913 through 2015.
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Articles of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
of the National Association of REALTORS®
Effective January 1, 2016
Duties to Clients and Customers
Duties to the Public
Duties to REALTORS®
Where the word REALTORS® is used in this Code and Preamble, it shall be deemed to include REALTOR®-ASSOCIATES. While the Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.