3 Ways to Earn Code of Ethics

There are so many ways to earn your Code of Ethics badge before NAR’s December 31, 2021 deadline, it’s never been easier take the course and fulfill the regular requirement.
Take a look at all the opportunities below and contact Abbi Johnson at abbi@valleymls.com with any questions about the Code of Ethics certification process, how to serve as a certified trainer, or Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®’ new education programs.
Commitment to Excellence. Can’t join us for National Real Estate Ethics Day on June 17th? Become C2EX endorsed and show your clients and colleagues your “Commitment to Excellence”.
The C2EX endorsement fulfills your Code of Ethics requirement for this cycle and earns your recognition and swag from HAAR!
Code at your Convenience. HAAR offers SIX opportunities to take Code of Ethics in-person, starting with National Ethics Day on June 17th through November 15th. All Code of Ethics classes are held in-person at HAAR offices, located at 535 Monroe St NW in Huntsville.
  • June 17th | Noon to 3pm
  • August 18th | 1pm to 4pm
  • September 23 | 1pm to 4pm
  • October 13 | 1pm to 4pm
  • November 10 | 1pm to 4pm
  • November 15 | 1pm to 4pm
Ethics at Home. Do NONE of the above courses work for you? Don’t worry, and don’t forget you can still take Code of Ethics online in the comfort of your own home at www.HAARschoolofRealEstate.com.
Questions? Email Abbi Johnson at abbi@valleymls.com.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The National Association of Realtors® requires REALTORS® to complete their Code of Ethics training each cycle. This cycle runs from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021. Your completion must be transmitted to NAR on or before midnight on December 31, 2021.

QUICK NOTES:

  1. COE can be a class taken to receive CE credit hours. However, it is not a required CE course.
  2. The Alabama Real Estate Commission office (AREC)  and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) are two different entities. AREC requires CE every 2 years and NAR requires COE every 3 years.
  3. NAR requires you to take COE every three (3) years. Those three (3) years are lumped together to create a cycle. Example: cycle 6
  4. AREC does not notify NAR of your COE completion.
  5. I cannot accept a screenshot from AREC or a screenshot of your completion certificate.

FAQs:

Q – If I took COE in 2020 for CE credit, do I have to take it again?

A – No. However, because your credit was submitted to the Alabama Real Estate Commission office for CE, DOES NOT mean your completion status was sent to NAR. If you took a COE course and received CE credit, you will need to contact the school responsible for that course and have them email Abbi Johnson the course outline and a class roaster. NOTE: In order for HAAR to be able to transmit your completion to NAR, HAAR must accept the COE course from that specific school.

Q – I took this class in my office. Why am I receiving this email?

A – You received the Code of Ethics reminder email to inform you that NAR has not been notified of your Code of Ethics (COE) –Cycle 6 training requirement completion. If you took a COE course in your office, someone from your office will need to contact the school responsible for that course and have them email Abbi Johnson the course outline and a class roaster.  NOTE: In order for HAAR to be able to transmit your completion to NAR, HAAR must accept the COE course from that specific school.

Q – I took this class with “XYZ” instructor. What do I do from here?

A – You will need to contact the instructor/school Admin and have them email Abbi Johnson a course outline and a class roaster.

PLEASE NOTE: HAAR School Acceptance

Effective January 26, 2021 – To comply with the National Association of REALTORS® policy, Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® [HAAR] School of Real Estate will only accept Code of Ethics training administered by the National Association of REALTORS®, Alabama Association of REALTORS®, Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®, or from another REALTOR® organization. Any school of Real Estate that administers the Code of Ethics course to HAAR members will be required to meet the following requirements for credit to be given to the HAAR member:

1) Submit the learning objectives during each cycle of the course being taught to ensure up

to date content from the Code of Ethics requirements by the National Association of

REALTORS®.

2) Submit student rosters to HAAR from Code of Ethics courses taught by your school’s

instructors to verify attendance/completion.

Furthermore, REALTOR® members who hold the C2EX Endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS®, the Code of Ethics Training Requirements shall be considered met by maintaining the endorsement.