Code of Ethics

Download a poster of the NAR Code of Ethics.

The National Association of REALTORS® adopted the Code of Ethics in 1913, following the professions of medicine, law, and engineering.

The Code of Ethics is a detailed document that spells out the professional responsibilities of every REALTOR®. The Code assures your clients and customers that they are dealing with a professional who has their best interests in mind.

The Code of Ethics consists of 17 Articles and related Standards of Practice.

Download the Code of Ethics

To order electronic/hard copies of the Code of Ethics and other policy publications, please visit the REALTOR® Store.

Translations of the Code of Ethics in other languages are available. You can also view previous editions of the Code of Ethics from 1913 through 2016.

Hear audio clips of each Article (not including the Standards of Practice) by clicking the [listen] tags below, or visit this page to listen to the entire set on a single page.

Watch NAR’s video series, which includes 15 short video segments covering the Preamble, Articles, and Standards of Practice.