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Bringing Ethics to Life - The NAR Requirement and Beyond

This course is an overview of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and its relationship to license law.

Learn the history of the NAR Code of Ethics, important articles for members to understand, and how the Code is enforced. NC CE credit can be added to this course for $10.


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Bringing Ethics to Life - The NAR Requirement and Beyond

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This is a non-credit course. Not for license renewals.

North Carolina real estate licensees may add 4 hours of continuing education credit to this course for an additional $10. Although you have 30 days to complete the CE version of this class, all CE for the current renewal period must be completed by June 10. CE will not be available from June 11 to June 30.

This course brings an understanding of the REALTOR Code of Ethics and its relationship to license law. This course qualifies for real estate continuing education and meets the NAR mandate for all REALTORS to acquire at least 2.5 hours of continuous Code of Ethics training every three years.

The modules covered in this course are:

  1. Origins of the Code of Ethics

  2. The Living Document

  3. The Preamble

  4. Cooperation vs. Compensation

  5. Honesty to All

  6. Disclose Relationships

  7. Know Your Competency

  8. Conflicts of Interest

  9. Enforcement of The Code

  10. Arbitration and Mediation

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • define what a Code of Ethics provides.
  • explain how the Code is amended.
  • understand the preamble and how it effects the business.
  • explain how cooperation impacts consumers.
  • interpret the concepts of Article I.
  • have a greater understanding of the concepts of Article 4 and the importance of disclosure.
  • understand what the license law allows you to do with what you "should" be doing by knowing your own competencies.
  • identify how a conflict of interest impacts the public trust.
  • have an understanding of the enforcement of the code.
  • gain an understanding of arbitration and mediation and how both are an alternative to going to court.

Each module will begin with an informational video lecture from the course instructor, Vern Jarboe, followed by interactive activities to expand upon the module's subject. At the end of each module is a short quiz to help remember the important points you should now be better familiar with.

After completing all of the modules and a short feedback survey, a course completion certificate will be issued. Keep this completion certificate for your personal records. If you choose to purchase continuing education credit at checkout, a real estate continuing education certificate will also be issued. North Carolina REALTORS will then upload your course completion credit to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

Course Access

Access to this course is allowed for 45 days, with a 45-day extension, if needed. Contact Tech support (see contact info below) for an extension. The course will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless there is scheduled system maintenance. If this course is not completed within the given amount of time, a reinstatement fee may be charged.

North Carolina CE Disclaimer - Although you have 30 days to complete this course, all CE for the current renewal period must be completed by June 10. CE credit will not be available from June 11 to July 1.

Technology Requirements

This course is compatible with all major web browsers and operating systems. This includes Microsoft Edge and current versions of Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Firefox. Current Android and iOS mobile devices are supported.

Keynote/OnlineEd Technical Support

Toll-Free: 866-519-9597
Direct-Dial: 503-670-9278
(9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday)

(All day and weekend response)

Please contact tech support for any questions or issues with the course.


Although this course is largely self-guided, you may contact your instructor, Vernon Jarboe at if you have questions or concerns about the course content.

Issuance of Course Credit

At the end of this course, you will receive a link to download a legal completion certificate. This certificate can be printed on your personal printer. If you do not have a printer, you may contact OnlineEd Tech Support to have a copy faxed or mailed. Credit will not be issued for incomplete or partially completed courses.

Price, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

Keynote online course pricing is available on the purchase page for each course. No refunds are available for this course. Cancellation requires no notification and students may discontinue the course at any time.

Policies on Cheating and Misrepresentation

Misrepresentation of personal identity is strictly forbidden for all courses. Falsifying personal information, forgery, and misrepresentation may result in immediate suspension. Additional actions by state and federal agencies may include loss or suspension of a license, failure to grant a license, fees, or criminal prosecution.

Cheating on courses that supply completion certificates, designations, or official credit is not tolerated. Keynote is not obligated to continue to furnish credit or continued support for students caught cheating on any part of the coursework or testing.

This course will remain available to students for 45 days after enrollment.

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Key Features
Online Course
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Includes Video
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Printable Certificate
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Package Summary
Price: $50.00 (USD)
State: North Carolina
Category: Vocational Training > Real Estate > Professional Development > North Carolina
Purpose: This course is an overview of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and its relationship to license law
Course Provider

North Carolina REALTORS®
4511 Weybridge Lane,
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 294-1415

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