NAR Code of Ethics Cycle 6 (January 2019 – December 31, 2021) Requirement
Deadline: December 31, 2021
REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®
IMPORTANT: Members will need to obtain ethics training during the reporting periods during which they are not renewing their California real estate licenses.
OPTION 2 (Free): Take the Ethics course online at www.realtor.org(Select the "Education" tab, select "Code of Ethics Training" and then select "Current Existing Member Course".) The help line number for the site is 800-874-6500.
Completion of this Ethics course will not meet the DRE license renewal requirement.
Consequences for Not Completing the Mandated NAR Code of Ethics Requirement
If the mandated NAR Code of Ethics requirement is not completed by the deadline of December 31, 2020, SFAR, CAR and NAR memberships will be suspended on January 1, 2022.
In the event of a REALTOR® broker’s suspension of membership, the memberships of all REALTOR® agents under his or her office will also become suspended. Further, upon a broker’s termination of membership, the same will apply to his or her agents’ REALTOR® memberships.
If a REALTOR® agent’s membership is terminated, that agent’s broker will incur a Non-Member Special Dues Assessment in the amount of $670 for that agent’s failure to remain an active REALTOR® member licensed under a REALTOR® broker.
Once a terminated REALTOR® who is in default of meeting the mandated NAR Code of Ethics requirement has completed the course, he or she will qualify for reinstatement of membership. However, please note that a reinstatement fee will apply.
To check whether or not you have completed the NAR Ethics requirement:
When you log onto the Association's Dashboard (http://dashboard.sfarmls.com), you will want to click on the "Member Svcs." button on the right hand side of the screen. Next, please click on the "Track Your Ethics Requirements" button. Finally, click on the "Personal Education Tracking" link. Your completion status will display.
If you need to complete the NAR Ethics requirement, due to the fast-approaching deadline, we strongly recommend that you take the course online. For instructions on online completion, please see below:
Take the Ethics Course Online - FREE (Visit www.realtor.org select the "Education" tab, then click on "Code of Ethics Training")
If you completed the requirement online, NAR will update your record automatically. If, however, you completed the requirement through another vendor, then please send your certificate to me and allow up to two business days for me to update your record in the system.
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