The Code of Ethics
The National Association of REALTORS® says you must TAKE IT! Code of Ethics is not just a required course for NAR membership; it sets REALTORS® above the standard.
- Heightens member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics
- Creates awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives
- Enhance professionalism and competency
- Encourages REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers and the public
As of January 1, 2001, the National Association of REALTORS® requires all REALTORS® to complete a 2 1/2 hour course on ethics based on their cycle schedule. Friday, December 31, 2021, brings the end of the current three-year cycle.
The Code of Ethics requirement is a membership requirement, not a Washington real estate license renewal requirement.
All new TPCAR members are asked to complete a Code of Ethics class within their first 120-days of membership. Attend the New Member Orientation & NAR Code of Ethics course at TPCAR FREE of charge. You’ll also earn 3 hours of continuing education credit for your license renewal. If you’re not able to attend the class in-person, you can take NAR REALTOR® Code of Ethics New Member Course online. This course is free and does not offer CE credit.
Are you transferring from another association and have completed the Code of Ethics after January 1, 2019? Please submit a copy of your certificate when you join TPCAR.
Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in termination of membership until the class is taken and reported to TPCAR. Access to Association benefits will also be inactivated. We strongly encourage you to take a NAR approved Code of Ethics class and submit it to TPCAR before the due date.
Please note that ALL REALTORS® are REQUIRED to complete a Code of Ethics course by Friday, December 31, 2021. Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in membership suspension. If members don’t take a Code of Ethics class by the following February 28, NAR requires us to terminate those members until the class is taken and reported to TPCAR. Access to Association benefits will also be inactivated. We strongly encourage you to take a NAR approved Code of Ethics class and submit it to TPCAR before the due date.
Send Us Your Code of Ethics Certificate
Please include your NRDS ID number on the certificate. Fax it to 253-473-0535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TPCAR Code of Ethics Courses
- New Member Orientation (new members only)
- COE approved continuing education
- COE approved online courses
NAR offers free ethics classes online at www.nar.realtor.
You may also take approved Code of Ethics classes with continuing education credit online through The CE Shop.