Code of Ethics Training

Don’t wait until the last minute and jeopardize your REALTOR® membership and services. The Deadline for Cycle 6 Code of Ethics training is December 31, 2021, for existing members (new members must complete the training within thirty (30) days of application *see below.) 

Members may access the free training at the website for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) by clicking here. Once complete, please forward your certificate of completion to Donna LePera, Director of Member Services, at donna@gpar.org.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a three-year cycle. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. This can be accomplished in conjunction with other associations or through some other method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses or online courses.

If you have completed ethics training through your continuing education and your certificate of completion is dated after January 1, 2019, you may forward a copy of that certificate of completion in place of the online training and receive credit for Cycle 6. Please note that acceptance of your certificate is contingent upon the course meeting the requirements of the National Association of REALTORS®. No certificates through continuing education are accepted for new applicants/members.

*New applicants/members must complete a specific training through the NAR website. The training for new applicants/members is a different training and can be accessed here. Again, please forward certificate of completion to donna@gpar.org.

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 three-year cycle. A REALTOR® who has completed the required ethics training within a three-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. In addition, a member may take courses to satisfy this ethics training requirement through any association or outside training facility where the member can provide satisfactory documentation of completion.

Ultimately, it is the local association where the individual holds membership that will determine if the training taken meets the required learning objectives and criteria. Failure to complete the required ethics training shall be a violation of a membership duty for which membership is suspended and subsequently terminated.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Code of Ethics training requirements and learning objectives for new members and existing members.