Mandatory ethics training requirements for new and continuing REALTOR® members was established by the National Association’s Board of Directors in 1999 to heighten member awareness of the key tenets of the Code of Ethics; to create an awareness of and appreciation for the role the Code can and should play in their professional lives; to enhance professionalism and competency; and to encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable, guide in their daily dealings with clients, customers, and the public. View the official Code of Ethics document.
Existing REALTOR® members are required to take a Code of Ethics course once every three-year-cycle. The current cycle ends on December 31, 2024. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. SMDRA will only accept training/classes from a REALTOR® association, or through SMDRA’s Online Education Options.
Upon joining SMDRA, all REALTOR® members are required to complete the New Member Ethics and Orientation classes within 90 days. A new member who has completed the New Member Code of Ethics & Orientation during the current cycle shall not be required to complete additional ethics training until the next two-year cycle.
January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024
January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2027
January 1, 2028 to December 31, 2030
Learn the Code of Ethics Training Requirements
Read the Consequences for failing to complete Code of Ethics Training