Quadrennial Ethics Training

All REALTOR® members are required to complete 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training per four-year cycle. We are currently in the Fourth Training Cycle, January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016.

Failure to comply with this required ethics training is a violation of a membership duty, for which the member’s primary association will suspend membership until the training is complete.

The only REALTORS® exempt from this requirement are REALTORS® with REALTOR® Emeritus status.

Appraisers or Attorneys must meet this membership requirement and are not exempt.

NOTE: This is a National Association of REALTORS® mandate; NOT a requirement of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or it's Continuing Education course requirement. However, if you take an Ethics CE course you will meet part of your CE requirement as well as the NAR® membership mandate.

Have You Completed Your Requirement?

Not sure if you've completed the NAR mandatory Code of Ethics training? Click here. A credit type "COEC" will display under the heading "My Educational Credits" if your requirement is complete. If it is not complete, the message will read "There are no results to display." If you believe you have completed the requirement but your record does not reflect this, please forward proof of completion to our Member Care Department at membership@chicagorealtor.com or fax it to 312-803-4905.

There are multiple ways to complete your Quadrennial Ethics Requirement

Chicago Association of REALTORS® Orientation.

If you have completed your association orientation course in the current cycle you have fulfilled your requirement. Click here for a current orientation schedule.

National Association of REALTORS® Online Training Course

The course can be completed in one session (approximately 2 1/2 hours), or completed in parts within 30 days from the start. After each Quick Review Quiz, the course can be exited and started again with the next lesson. Failure to complete a Quick Review Quiz prior to exiting the course will require that lesson be taken over. Individuals have 30 days from the original start date to complete the entire course without having to re-register and start from the beginning.

You will need your NRDS number to access the course, as our site links to the NAR site. Please contact the Membership Department to obtain this number.

Use the link below to access the on-line Quadrennial REALTOR® Ethics Training course developed by the National Association of REALTORS®. The course meets all learning objectives and criteria for the Quadrennial Ethics Training Policy (Policy Statement 48, NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual).

Other Real Estate Schools

If you have done any of the following, fax your course completion certificate, course transcript or class roster to 312-803-4905 so we can report your compliance to NAR:

  1. Taken an approved ethics course from another real estate school
  2. Taken an ethics course from a trainer in your Broker office
  3. Received your GRI designation after 12/31/12 (the end of the last Quadrennial)

FREE Downloadable Ethics Course

This non-CE course provides REALTORS® with a reliable reference for guidance in dealing with complex ethical situations in the daily practice of real estate. Students learn how the Code of Ethics help them fufill their obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and each other. Click here to download this course. Students are required to sign and submit an affidavit of course compliance in order to receive credit for this course.

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