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Have You Taken the Mandated REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training?

Between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2016, every REALTOR®, and for successive four-year periods thereafter, as a condition of membership, is required to complete a 2 1/2 hours REALTORS'® Code of Ethics training course. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteriea established by the National Association of REALTORS®, and must be repeated each cycle, to ensure that members will understand and abide by NAR's strict code of ethics and standards of practice.

New members of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® are required to complete an orientation course on the Code of Ethics within 25 days of their acceptance as a REALTOR® member in accordance with the Association's bylaws.  If a new member fails to take the course within the 25-day time frame, he or she will have their membership placed on inactive status until the requirement is fulfilled.   

Check Your Education Record Online

To check whether or not you have satisfied your ethics training requirement, please visit your SFAR account online at by logging in with your member number (MLS ID) and password. Click on "Track Your Ethics Requirements" and then "Education Tracking."

Where to Take a Compliant Ethics Course

If you have not taken an NAR compliant ethics course in the last four years, you can take one through the National Association of REALTORS® web site: (see below for more information). You may also sign up for one of the following SFAR DVD ethics classes shown at our SFAR offices by registering online. Simply click on the class below to register: 

Friday, July 26, 2013 – 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Friday, August 2, 2013 – 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Submitting Completed Ethics Certification

If you have already completed an NAR-accepted ethics course through a different course provider, you can submit a copy of the certificate to us or the Ethics Training Class Self-Certification form by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax at 415-553-3968, which will attest that you have satisfied the ethics training requirements of the National Association of REALTORS® by taking a qualifying class.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are submitting an ethics course certificate or the self-certification form, you are obligated to confirm with the course provider that the course you attended meets NAR's Quadrennial Ethics minimum criteria and learning objectives. Please click here for more information.

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