REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-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 1: Submit a completed Mandatory NAR Ethics Training Class Self-Certification Form if you have or are renewing your California real estate license between 01/01/19 and 12/31/21 or you have completed this requirement through an entity other than SFAR or NAR.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SELF-CERTIFICATION FORM
OPTION 2 (Free): Take the Ethics course online. 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.
CLICK HERE FOR NAR'S ETHICS TRAINING
*To Ensure You Get Credit:
Note: Completion of this Ethics course will not meet the DRE license renewal requirement.
*Consequences for Not Completing the Mandated NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirement
If the mandated NAR Code of Ethics Training requirement is not completed by the deadline of December 31, 2021, 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.
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2021