REALTORS® are required to complete 2.5+ hour ethics training within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018. Failure to complete this requirement will result in member suspension.

How do I know if I need to complete the requirement?

Log in to your MY RASM PORTAL to see what we have on record. When you log in to your account, you’ll see your contact card with the COE requirement listed. If it says “COE Complete: No,” you’re due to complete the Code of Ethics. Please call if you have any questions.

Where do I take the Code of Ethics class?

IN-PERSON OPTIONS (no test required for in-person classes)

  1. Kill two birds with one stone by completing “Ethics & Business Practicesin person at RASM. This class with help you meet both your NAR COE requirement and the new license renewal requirement for FREC. RASM offers this in-person class monthly, simply go to the calendar and find the next “Ethics & Business Practices” class to sign up.
  2. Stay tuned for NAR Code of Ethics classes offered at RASM venues.
    1. Note, the “New Member Focus Code of Ethics” is exclusive to new RASM members and seats will be dedicated to ONLY new members.

ONLINE OPTIONS (test required when taking online)

  1. Complete FREE online Code of Ethics Training through NAR. There is a short test required at the end of the course. NAR will notify RASM within ten days that you have completed the course.
  2. The CE Shop provides online solutions for all your real estate education needs, including the Code of Ethics. You can also take the “Ethics & Business Practices” class to meet both your NAR COE requirement and the new license renewal requirement for FREC at The CE Shop. A test is required for completion.
  3. Do you learn better from playing games? Try “playing” your COE requirement with Interact CE.

I already took my Code of Ethics, what’s next?

That’s great! If you took your COE through RASM or NAR, we have that on record. BUT, if you took “Code of Ethics,” “Ethics and Business Practices,” or other COE classes at a local real estate school or through an online third party, make sure you send your certificate of completion so that we can update our records. Your certificate is valid if it states that you completed “three Ethics hours.” Send your certificate to our education department.


* The NAR Code of Ethics requirement is not the same as the MFR MLS Compliance requirement.