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Field Guide to Professional Standards

(Updated March 2015)

This Field Guide provides quick links to essential information on NAR's 2015 Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Policy. Find out about the mandatory Code of Ethics training, Professional Standards Administrator training, and applying the Code of Ethics in real life. For a comprehensive listing of ethics and professional standards resources available from NAR, visit the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards page on REALTOR.org. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

Code of Ethics Information

2015 Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015).

2015 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Pamphlet, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015).

2015 Professionalism in Real Estate Practice Booklet, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015).

2015 Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015).

"Before You File an Ethics Complaint" Brochure

Duty to Adopt and Enforce the Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics Training

Code of Ethics Training Home

Code of Ethics Training Tips

Pathways to Professionalism Video Series

Applying the Code of Ethics

Visit REALTOR® Magazine's Law, Ethics & Policy page for news and practical advice on using the Code of Ethics.

Business Never Stops, (REALTOR® Magazine, Jan. 2015).

Code Begins its Second Century,  (REALTOR® Magazine, Jan. 2014).

The Ever Evolving Code, (REALTOR® Magazine, Jan. 2013).

The Code Hits 100, (REALTOR® Magazine, Nov. 2012).

Accepted Offers Must be Disclosed, (REALTOR® Magazine, Sept. 2012).

Brokers Must Verify Compensation Terms, (REALTOR® Magazine, July 2012).

What to Disclose Amid Multiple Offers?, (REALTOR® Magazine, Jan. 2012).

Is a Potential Short Sale a 'Pertinent Fact'?, (REALTOR® Magazine, June 2011).

Why Hire a Real Estate Agent Or REALTOR®?, (Realty Times, Feb. 11, 2011).

How to Disclose Ownership Interest, (REALTOR® Magazine, Mar. 2011).

Professional Standards

2015 Summary of Key Professional Standards Changes, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015).

Professional Standards and Mediation Brochures, (National Association of REALTORS®, n.d.).

Mandatory Professional Standards Administrator Training

PSTM Resources: The Professional Standards Training and Mediation Resource Database

eBooks & Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Being Ethical (Adobe PDF)

Business Ethics: It's the Right Thing to Do! (Adobe PDF)

Ethical Intelligence (Kindle, Adobe PDF)

Working Ethically (Adobe PDF)

InfoCentral Blog

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Pathways to Professionalism Video Series

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