Code of Ethics & Fair Housing Requirements


Article VI, Section 6.15: Code of Ethics Training:

"Within four (4) years of the date of election to membership, and every four (4) years thereafter, each REALTOR® member and/or Secondary Member of the ASSOCIATION shall be required to complete quadrennial REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time." The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2016.

This requirement will be considered satisfied upon presentation of documentation that the member has completed a course of instruction conducted by this or another Association, the State Association of REALTORS®, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, or any other recognized educational institution or provider which meets the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

REALTOR® members who have completed training as a requirement of membership in another association and REALTOR® members who have completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation during any four-year cycle, shall not be required to complete additional ethics training until a new four-year cycle commences.

REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training course 


See requirements for NYS REALTORS

The New York State Department of State (DOS) requires all licensed real estate brokers, associate brokers and salespersons to complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education within their license period, in order to renew their licenses. This includes three hours of approved fair housing training.

These requirements do not apply to any practicing real estate broker who was licensed for at least 15 consecutive years prior to July 1, 2008. Real estate continuing education credit is granted for programs approved by the DOS only and offered only by DOS approved providers.