Real Estate Ethics Courses


VanEd maintains a number of Real Estate Ethics courses available for CE credit and REALTORS® requirements.

We have both online and classroom course options, all of which satisfy the NAR renewal requirement and some that also satisfy the NAR new member orientation requirement. All ethics courses are approved for Colorado CE credit.

VanEd can work with you to provide ethics education for your members. Please complete the form below and we will contact you with more information.

Available Ethics Courses

6 hour Ethics and Professional Practices course

Ethics and Professional Practices

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

Covers the interpretation and application of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This six (6) credit hour course is designed to meet the NAR standards for new membership Ethics coursework. Boards and associations require this course as a condition of membership.

This course describes the history of the Code of Ethics, identifies concepts in the Preamble and the Golden Rule as foundations upon which the Code of Ethics is Built. The major categories in the code are listed and the structure of the Code and its supporting materials are described. Articles of the Code where common complaints are made are described along with the concepts included in Articles 1, 2, 9, 12 and 16. Case studies and scenarios are used to create interactive learning methods and the professional standards enforcement process is discussed.

The course also covers Procuring Cause and the bases upon which an arbitration claim is decided and the Pathways to Professionalism.

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6 hour Professional Standards course

Professional Standards

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

The Code of Ethics itself is what sets REALTORS® apart from those who are merely licensees. In this six (6) hour course members will gain clear instructions and guidance regarding Professional Standards of conduct for REALTORS®.

After a discussion of the history of the Code of Ethics this course covers the Articles, enforcement, mediate and arbitration before engaging the student in clear guidance in procuring cause and the Pathways to Professionalism.

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6 hour Procuring Cause course

Procuring Cause: My Commission or Yours

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

Approved for six (6) hours of Professional Standards credit, this course gives REALTORS® who serve on Professional Standards Hearing Panels additional training on those considerations which commonly occur in arbitration cases.

After briefly describing the Code of Ethics we identify concepts found in the Preamble. Major categories of the Code are identified and the structure and supporting materials are examined. Common complaints and cited Articles are discussed and due process in a hearing is reviewed. Antitrust issues are reviewed and the general processing of a complaint is highlighted including the roles of the committees and the participants.

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4 hour NAR Mandatory Ethics course

NAR Mandatory Ethics

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

This longstanding four (4) hour course is updated annually to reflect the newest developments of the Code of Ethics. An intensive review of the Code of Ethics that exceeds the requirements set for by NAR for member Ethics renewal training.

This course will describe the Preamble and history of the Code of Ethics and explain the three major categories of the code. Explanatory notes are included and students will review Exercises and Case Studies to reinforce the key concepts of due process and the process of an ethics complaint. Procuring cause and an introduction to the Pathways to Professionalism are also included.

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4 hour Ethics of Technology course

The Ethics of Technology: Etiquette for the Age of Engage

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

This course is designed to meet the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training (formerly known as the Quadrennial Requirement) and also to give guidance to all real estate professionals working in online and social media.

Discusses the Golden Rule and the elimination of practices which may damage the public, or bring discredit to the real estate profession. Further discusses Articles 2, 11, 12 and 17. It also gives interactive lessons related to the Articles selected and describes the professional standards enforcement process as it relates to these articles.

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3 hour Ethics for REALTORS

Ethics for REALTORS®

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

This course can be offered for either three (3) or (4) hours in the classroom and is maintained annually to reflect the newest developments of the Code of Ethics. An intensive review of the Code of Ethics that exceeds the requirements set for by NAR for member Ethics renewal training.

Both the online and live versions of this course were designed specifically to meet the requirements for today's REALTOR®. They include all required elements, including the Preamble and history of the Code of Ethics, notes and the three major categories of the code. Procuring cause and an introduction to the Pathways to Professionalism are also included.

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3 hour Ethics in Real Estate course

Ethics in Real Estate

Online   |  Classroom   |  NAR Renewal   |  NAR New Member

Designed for classroom use, this three (3) hour course is available for Partner Boards and Associations to deliver live. Approved and taught throughout Colorado, this course can be scheduled directly through VanEd.



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