Do Commission rules require Code of Ethics Training?
No. The Commission does not require Code of Ethics training. Code of Ethics requirements are set by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for their members. Not all brokers are members of NAR. Brokers who are members of NAR are required to complete Code of Ethics Training once every triennial in order to remain in good standing as a REALTOR®.
The course must include at least 2.5 hours of instructional time and is offered in distance format, via synchronous courses, or in-person. These courses are offered through REALTOR® associations. Some of these courses, if they are at least 4 hours long, may also provide Commission CE elective credit, but only if the course was submitted and approved for CE elective credit with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Although a course may have awarded a broker CE credit, NCREC does not certify or approve that the course will be satisfactory to the REALTOR® Association for ethics credit. NCREC does not track or monitor compliance with the ethics requirement.
The only way for a REALTOR® to know if a particular course is sufficient or meets the requirements of the National Association of REALTORS® is to contact your local REALTOR® association.