Section 4. New Member Code of Ethics
Applicants for REALTOR® membership and provisional REALTOR® members (where applicable) shall complete an orientation program on the Code of Ethics of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time. This requirement does not apply to applicants for REALTOR® membership or provisional members who have completed comparable orientation in another association, provided that REALTOR® membership has been continuous, or that any break in membership is for one year or less. Failure to satisfy this requirement within the time-frame established by the Board of Directors will result in denial of the membership application or termination of provisional membership.
Note: Orientation programs must meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria established from time to time by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Capital Area Association of REALTORS®. (Adopted 1/01).
Section 5. Continuing Member Code of Ethics Training
December 31, 2021, and for successive three-year periods thereafter, each REALTOR® member of the association (with the exception of REALTOR® members granted REALTOR® Emeritus status by the National Association) shall be required to complete ethics training of not less than two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes of instructional time. This requirement will be satisfied upon presentation of documentation that the member has completed a course of instruction conducted by this or another REALTOR® association, the State Association of REALTORS®, or the National Association of REALTORS®, which meets the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS® from time to time. REALTOR® members who have completed training as a requirement of membership in another association and REALTOR® members who have completed the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation during any three-year cycle shall not be required to complete additional ethics training until a new three-year cycle commences. (Amended 03/22)
Failure to satisfy the required periodic ethics training shall be considered a violation of a membership duty. Failure to meet the requirement in any three-year cycle will result in suspension of membership for the first two months (January and February) of the year following the end of any three‑year cycle or until the requirement is met, whichever occurs sooner. On March 1 of that year, the membership of any member who is still suspended as of that date will be automatically terminated. (Amended 02/20)