Code of Ethics & Professional Standards

Members of the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS® and WCREALTORS adhere to a strict code of the ethics; this is what sets a REALTOR® apart from a real estate agent.

NAR requires REALTORS® to complete ethics training of not less than 2.5 hours every three years. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition, code of ethics training must be completed within 90 days of joining WCREALTORS.

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REALTOR® professionalism and the Code of Ethics are upheld through Professional Standards. Texas REALTORS® handles our professional standards for us, which includes mediation and arbitration. Check out this graphic that explains how the Professional Standards process works.