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Code of Ethics

CODE OF ETHICS is DUE JANUARY 1, 2017 thru DECEMBER 31, 2018 for this 2-year period.

Code of Ethics Training Requirement

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The two-year requirement is new, and you can find additional background information here. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.  Copies must be sent to KVBR for all Ethics training courses taken outside of NAR.

The Code of Ethics
The text of the 2017 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is provided HERE.

For Existing Members
Existing REALTOR® members must complete 2.5 hours of ethics training, meeting specific learning objectives and criteria, within two-year cycles. REALTORS® who have completed the required ethics training within a two-year cycle in one association shall not be required to complete any further ethics training for that same training cycle if the REALTOR® becomes or is a member of another association. Existing member training courses are found HERE.

For New Members
New members of local REALTOR® associations must complete similar training when they first join. A new member who has completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation shall not be required to complete additional ethics training until the next two-year cycle. New member training resources can be found HERE.