REALTOR® Code of Ethics
As a chartered member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Board is responsible for enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®. Our REALTOR® members agree to subscribe to the Code in their daily business practices. Click Here to see a copy of the 2019 Code of Ethics.
From time to time, disputes may arise in real estate transactions between REALTOR® and REALTOR® or between a member of the public and a REALTOR®. Many common disputes arise out of lack of communication. Be sure to read this article.
Should you wish to file an Ethics violation against a REALTOR® member, please be sure to check out our directory to verify that the individual is a member here. If the individual is not a member with us, they may possibly be a member of one of the other 4 Boards in Rhode Island. Violations would be filed with the appropriate Board the individual holds membership in.
For information on how to file an ethics violation against a member, please contact our Executive Officer Suzanne Silva (401) 274-8383 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further direction.
Members are required to complete a course on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics as a requirement of membership. Want to complete an online course? We offer 2 options below if you click on either the CE Shop logo or the Center for REALTOR® Development logo.
Additional resources on the Code of Ethics provided by the National Association of REALTORS®.
We are currently in the 6th biennial. Be ready by 12/31/20 with these in-person or online class options.
All REALTOR® members are required to complete a course on the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®. Effective 1/1/19, the new biennial cycle begins. That new cycle means members will have to complete this required course between 1/1/19--12/31/20. Members are then required to submit their certificate to the Board office for our review. NEW members are required to complete the course even sooner - within the first 180 days of their membership.