Ethics Training for Minnesota REALTORS®
Many REALTORS® are currently looking for classes on the Code of Ethics to fulfill the National Association of REALTORS®requirement to complete ethics training of at least two and a half hours. This requirement must be fulfilled every four years in order to maintain your REALTOR® status/membership.
Minnesota Association of REALTORS Senior Vice President Linda Modlinski has some advice on what to look for to make sure the class you’re taking meets NAR’s standards:
Please check out very carefully the class you plan to attend to make sure it meets the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by NAR and that the course provider is a POE (Point of Entry) and will make the appropriate uploads to the National Association of REALTORS® data base to verify your compliance. Please note this is a NOT a requirement of the MN Department of Commerce and is different than uploading course completion information of continuing education credits to the Pulse Portal system!
We are noticing a number of different MN education providers offering classes with the claim that their program meets the NAR quadrennial ethics training. However, if the class does meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria established by NAR and if the provider does not have the ability to upload the information into NRDS, it could create problems for the the REALTOR®. Any member who attends a class that has not been approved by the REALTOR® organization may find that the only credit they receive is for continuing education and may fall short of the required ethics training.
MNAR has a number of classes that we have offered that meet this requirement. We’ve uploaded the attendance records to NRDS. Our on-line course provider, Continuing Education Express, also has a class that has been approved and meets the criteria, and upon completion of the on-line course, MNAR uploads the attendee’s data to NRDS.
MNAR is not responsible for other course provider’s claims that their course meets the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics Quadrennial Requirement.