Mandatory Ethics Training | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

MANDATORY ETHICS TRAINING

All REALTOR® members are required to complete 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training per three-year cycle. We are currently in the Sixth Training Cycle, January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021. 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 members 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.

There are multiple ways to complete your Ethics Requirement

Please note the Chicago Association of REALTORS® updated its Learning Portal in March 2021. If you have not created an account in the new Learning Portal since March 2021, you will need to create one in order to complete your registration. When creating an account in the Learning Portal, choose your CAR Member ID as your Username.

Click Here for a Step-by-Step Guide on Registering and Creating an Account in the New Learning Portal

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 REALTOR® Ethics Training course developed by the National Association of REALTORS®. The course meets all learning objectives and criteria for the Ethics Training Policy (Policy Statement 48, NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual).

The National Association of REALTORS®’ Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. Test your skills and get a personalized learning path to fulfill any of your knowledge gaps. This is a free member benefit to help you be at your best! Bonus: achieving your C2EX endorsement counts as your Ethics Training for the current cycle.

Get started on your journey today by logging in to www.C2EX.realtor and taking any one of the self-assessments.

3 Hours Elective CE

Tuition Online: CAR Members – $25 | Non-Members – $28
Tuition Webinar/Classroom: CAR Members – $30 | Non-Members – $35

Choose from a 12-Hour online CE bundle which includes a 3-Hour Code of Ethics CE elective; or choose an al a carte 3-Hour Code of Ethics CE course offered as online self-paced, live webinar, or classroom. Visit our continuing education page for details and to pick your course.

Please note the Chicago Association of REALTORS® updated its Learning Portal in March 2021. If you have not created an account in the new Learning Portal since March 2021, you will need to create one in order to complete your registration. When creating an account in the Learning Portal, choose your CAR Member ID as your Username.

Click Here for a Step-by-Step Guide on Registering and Creating an Account in the New Learning Portal

OTHER REAL ESTATE SCHOOLS

If you have done any of the following, email your course completion certificate or CE Transcript to membership@chicagorealtor.com 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 12/31/18

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 fulfill their obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and each other. Click here to download this course. Students are required to sign and submit the affidavit of course compliance in order to receive credit for this course.

Please note this downloadable course will be discontinued starting with Cycle 7 which runs January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024.

NOTE: This is a National Association of REALTORS® mandate, NOT a requirement of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or its 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.