Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

NAR Code of Ethics Requirements

The Code of Ethics forms the foundation of membership in MIBOR. Adherence to the 17 Articles of the Code of Ethics distinguishes REALTORS® from real estate licensees. The Code spells out a higher standard of professional behavior in three categories; Duties to Customers and Clients; Duties to the Public, and Duties to Other REALTORS®. Upon joining MIBOR, all REALTOR® members agree to the duties and obligations of the Code, and thereby are subject to sanction if found to be in violation of the Articles of the Code of Ethics. Training on the Code is included in your New Member Orientation session. NAR also requires training on the Code for REALTORS® every three years. MIBOR reminds members of this obligation and provides training classes.

All REALTORS® must attend a class on the Code of Ethics every three years as a duty of membership. The deadline for the current three-year window (members who have joined prior to January 1, 2022) is December 31, 2024. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in a loss of membership. If you have completed your requirement, please fill out the form below.

Submit COE Certificate

*C2EX is a Code of Ethics Training Equivalency. Members who earn the Commitment to Excellence endorsement will satisfy the Code of Ethics Training for the current cycle. New members who have completed C2EX must still complete the New Member Orientation Code of Ethics as well.

2022 Code of Ethics

In November of 2020, NAR updated the Standard of Practice 10-5 to add REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs, based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Click below to learn more on the new Standard of Practice.

New Standard of Practice 10-5

Satisfying your requirement:

New Members

REALTORS® who have joined MIBOR after January 1, 2022, have met this requirement by attending the Code of Ethics portion of New Member Orientation.

Existing Members

REALTORS® who have joined MIBOR prior to January 1, 2022, will need to have completed a class on the Code of Ethics (and must provide MIBOR with a certificate of completion) by December 31, 2024, chosen from one of these options:

  • MIBOR sponsored Code of Ethics courses. None available at this time.
  • Online through NAR - Members may take this class through NAR on (Code of Ethics Training). Please note: the free course does not include Indiana Continuing Ed credits. You may select to take the course offering CE at an additional cost.
  • Attendance at a class offered by another education provider if the class meets the required learning objectives and has been taught by a certified continuing education instructor. Members must submit a certificate of completion to MIBOR in order to receive credit for the class.
  • Attendance at a class held by NAR, IAR, MIBOR or other REALTOR® Associations, which has been determined to meet the learning objectives required by NAR.

If a class has been taken from a provider other than MIBOR, a certificate of completion must be submitted to MIBOR in order to receive credit. Follow the link below to send or upload your certificate.

Submit Certificate

Continuing Education Credits

Your licensure continuing education requirements are separate from the NAR Code of Ethics Requirements. Follow the link below to learn about these requirements and resources for CE credits.

CE Requirements

If you feel a member has violated the Code of Ethics, please follow the link to report a concern.

Report a Concern

As a member of MIBOR, you are also a member of the State and National Associations of REALTORS®. Disputes are filed at the local level, however additional information on ethics issues can be found on our State and National websites: 

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