Code of Ethics

Did you know?

All REALTORS® are held to a higher standard of practice and professionalism than non-REALTOR® licensees. The standard of practice all REALTORS® are held to is known as the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

REALTORS® are required to complete training on the NAR Code of Ethics each biennial period. The current biennial period began January 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2018.

Requirement Periods

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022
January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024

Stay Compliant and Avoid Suspension

Failure to meet the NAR® ethics requirement by December 31, 2018, will result in a suspension of your MORe membership in early January, 2019. Memberships will be reinstated once proof of completion has been received.


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 MORe and Gain Access to the Highest Quality Content and Instructors.

Your Ethics Requirement is due by December 31, 2018: MORe has self-study options and a full schedule of live courses with expert instructors and unique course topics that fulfill the qualifications of the NAR ethics requirement (2.5 hours of ethics credit every 2 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.

Self Study Options

Complete the requirement on your schedule.


Online Options

Illinois REALTORS® Option
Illinois REALTORS® has an online course option that includes 3 hours of C.E. credit. View the course details and pricing.

National Association of REALTORS® Option
Choose from a paid option that also provides C.E. credit or a free option that fulfills the requirement. View available options.


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

Cortney Barnard

Education Manager

Mary Stock

Member Education Specialist