NAR’s Code of Ethics is the one factor that distinguishes REALTORS® from other real estate agents. The Code of Ethics is universally recognized by practitioners, lawyers and laymen alike as the measure of professionalism in real estate. When you abide by the Code, it ensures your fellow practitioners and the public of a high standard of business conduct.

Ethics Training

The Code of Ethics (sometimes written as COE) class is required every three years by the National Association of Realtors®. The current cycle is from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2024. Find COE courses HERE.

If you are due to take your COE class, you may find online courses or in-person classes that you may attend. Once you have participated in a class, keep your certificate for your files to submit to NAR when it is time. Where to submit your COE class certificate: NAR's website.

Ethics and Other Complaints

The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS has moved Professional Standards, Code of Ethics enforcement, and Mediation/Arbitration services to Oregon REALTORS. This webpage provides all the necessary information. 

Below are links to Oregon REALTORS forms for Professional Standards, Code of Ethics enforcement, and Mediation/Arbitration.

Arbitration form

Ethics form

Ombudsman form 

Before you file an ethics complaint brochure