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All REALTORS must complete Code of Ethics training by December 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Mandatory Code of Ethics training (formerly known as the Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training) must be completed by Dec. 31 of this year. The Code of Ethics course is available online through NAR for free. NYSAR offers a three-hour ethics course that meets the New York State Department of State real estate continuing education requirements. The new GRI-1 Ethics course also provides 7.5 hours of CE and GRI credit, while satisfying NAR’s Code of Ethics training requirement. The NYSAR Professional Standards procedures training course meets NAR requirements and carries six hours of education credit. In addition, there are several online learning options offered via NYSAR.com that offer CE credit and fulfil the NAR requirement.

Members are advised not to wait until the last minute to take the Code of Ethics training. Failure to complete the training by Dec. 31, 2016 will result in your local board/association suspending your membership on Jan. 1, 2017 until the requirement is met. Any member who has not met the requirement by March 1, 2017 will be automatically terminated.
 
There is also a penalty for boards and associations that fail or refuse to enforce the ethics training requirements. Refusal to enforce mandatory policies established by the National Association of REALTORS Board of Directors can result in loss of NAR-provided professional liability insurance coverage and loss of charter status as a member board.
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