New Member Orientation and Ethics Training
All new C.A.R. members applying for REALTOR® membership for the first time must attend a New Member Orientation program, and a minimum of 2.5 hours on the National Association of REALTOR® Code of Ethics. This requirement must be fulfilled within the first 90 days of submitting a new member application. Failure to complete this requirement within the 90 day requirement will result in termination of membership.
The New Member Orientation program covers topics necessary for you, as a REALTOR®, to conduct yourself professionally and ethically including Anti-trust, Fair Housing, MRED, Forms and Contracts, building your business, and basics of the Association.
Join your fellow new members to find out about all our member benefits, and discover how your membership works for you! For members who have not been active, this is the perfect time to get reacquainted & updated on all the new benefits and programs to help your business grow!
There is no cost for the live Orientation or Ethics programs. New Member Orientation is presented at our Chicago Central office (200 S. Michigan Ave., #400) in order to give our new members an opportunity to visit our headquarters office and meet with our on-site staff.
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Orientation Check in: 8:00am, coffee is provided
Orientation Meets: 8:30am
Lunch: 45 minutes
Orientation Ends: 4:15 p.m.
Completing Code of Ethics
Take the National Association of REALTORS® Online Ethics course. This course is free. No CE credit is awarded. NAR Quadrennial credit will apply. We track your Ethics course completion online. Or you can sign up for a continuing education code of ethics course by logging into your CAR account and selecting “Register for Courses.”
You can also complete your Code of Ethics requirement and earn CE credit! We have online, SS and live courses available. Please click here for our full class schedule.
Exemption: If you were a member in good standing with another REALTOR® Board/Association within the last year and you completed an orientation program with Code of Ethics of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional you are exempt from this mandate. Contact your previous Board/Association for proof of completion of the required orientation and ethics course. Fax your document to 312-803-4915 within 90 days submitting your new member application. However, in order familiarize yourself with all of the benefits C.A.R. has to offer, we recommend you plan to attend at least the C.A.R. New Member Orientation portion of the program as soon as possible.