Code of Ethics

REALTORS® Held to a Higher Standard

All REALTORS® are held to a higher standard of practice and professionalism than non-REALTOR® licensees, known as the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Code of Ethics. NAR's Code of Ethics, adopted in 1913, was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

REALTORS® are required to complete training on the NAR Code of Ethics each triennial period.

Requirement Periods

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021
January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024
January 1, 2026 - December 31, 2027

NEW! Complete Your C.E. Online

Mainstreet REALTORS® understands how important it is to use your time to the fullest. That's why Mainstreet is bringing you the option to complete your C.E. entirely online. Take your classes when and where it's convenient for you. All of Mainstreet's online classes are endorsed and powered by Illinois REALTORS®.


Verify you Have Completed the Requirement

Check the Notifications section of your account page (under the navy blocks).

  • If you have not completed the requirement, you will see a notification saying you have not completed your requirement.
  • If you have completed the requirement, the notification will disappear from your account page.

Questions? Contact our Education Department at

Ways to Fulfill the Requirement

Complete your requirement with Mainstreet and gain access to the highest quality content and instructors.

Your Ethics requirement is due by December 31, 2021: Mainstreet has  a full schedule of live courses as well as online options with expert instructors and unique course topics that fulfill the qualifications of the NAR ethics requirement (2.5 hours of ethics credit every 3 years).

Are you a new member? New members are required to fulfill the ethics requirement through NAR's 2.5 hour online course before attending MORe's New Member JumpStart course.

Classroom Schedule

Check out upcoming classes.

Online Courses

Complete an Ethics course online when and where it's convenient for you.


Did you Take Ethics with Another School?

If you took an ethics course through a school that’s not affiliated with Illinois REALTORS®, you’ll need to submit a copy of your certificate of completion to MORe at or via fax to 630.324.8402 in order to get credit for the requirement. Why the extra step? Real estate schools are only responsible for reporting C.E. credit to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.



Kate Sax, RCE, e-PRO, CIPS

Vice President, Professionalism & Career Development

Andrea Davis

Director, Professionalism & Career Development

Mary Stock

Manager, Education Services

Cathy Nelson

Education Service Specialist