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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Complete Your Code of Ethics Training by December 31, 2018

As of January 1, 2017, the National Association of REALTORS® requires that members meet the ethics training requirements every two years instead of every four. Here is what you need to do to ensure you are in compliance by December 31:

If you are not sure if you’ve completed your ethics requirement through GCAAR or another accredited school, you can do the following on

•Log in to My Account (at the top of each page) and check your Education History/Classes You Have Taken.

•Go to the Licensing Requirements page and check via jurisdiction (DC, Maryland, Virginia). Go to Verify CE Credits in the lower left column.

1. If you have taken ethics training with GCAAR (whether it is MD, DC or VA) between January 1, 2017 and the present, we have a record of your attendance. There is nothing else you need to do at this time.

2. If you have taken ethics training with another accredited school, you must send us a copy of your certificate of completion by Friday, December 14. We cannot guarantee timely processing for any certificates received after this date.  You can send your certificate to us in three ways:

•Mail it to: GCAAR, ATTN: NAR Ethics Requirement
15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

•Fax it to (301) 590-2248.

•Email it to

3. If you need to take ethics training, GCAAR will be offering several classes before the end of 2018. Visit the Class and Events Calendar to register.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Professional Standards      

The Code of Ethics is a promise to the public that defines the professionalism and service to be expected from a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.

View the National Association of REALTORS®' 2018 Code of Ethics.  Check out the video at the bottom of this page for a few Code of Ethics case examples.

If you believe that a REALTOR®-member of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR) is guilty of unethical conduct which warrants disciplinary action, you may address the issue through GCAAR.

Code of Ethics Violation Process

2018 Code of Ethics Fact Sheet

Ombudsman Program

Ethics Complaint Filing

Ethics Citations

Mediation and Arbitration

If you are involved in a dispute regarding entitlement to a commission or other monetary compensation in a real estate transaction, the dispute may be resolvable through GCAAR’s Mediation and Arbitration Process

Questions? Contact Yvette Robinson, Professional Standards Manager.