Code of Ethics

The National Association of REALTORS® latest Ethics Requirement three year cycle runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. REALTORS® are required to complete a minimum of 2.5 hours of the Code of Ethics training, and December, 31 2021 is the deadline for the current cycle. Failure to comply with this required ethics training is a violation of a membership duty, for which the member’s primary association will suspend membership until the training is complete.

The Code of Ethics requirements applies to all KAAR members, including appraisers and "grandfathered" Realtors. The only members exempt from the COE requirement are those who have obtained Realtor Emeritus status.

NOTE: This is a National Association of REALTORS® mandate; NOT a requirement of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission's continuing education course requirement.

STEP ONE: Determine if you need the training

If you have successfully completed one of the following since January 1, 2019, then you have satisfied the REALTOR® Code of Ethics (COE) training requirements:

  • Attended a live (COE) class at KAAR;
  • Attended a new member orientation;
  • Completed NAR's online COE course (for new or existing members); or
  • Completed online COE course through
  • Completed the C2EX certification
  • If you've completed a COE course through another online provider, please contact KAAR staff to see if the course meets NAR's requirements.

To verify that your record accurately reflects a COE course you have already taken or completed online, visit first; if you don't see it posted there, login to your NAR account to check your education records. You should see your Code of Ethics status on your member dashboard page.

STEP TWO: Fulfill the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Requirement

If you have determined that you need to complete the COE requirement, you can fulfill the requirement by:

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you take the class any other way besides KAAR or the NAR online course, you must submit confirmation of completion to KAAR. To do this you may either e-mail to Teresa Tillery or mail a copy of your certificate of completion to KAAR - Attention: Teresa Tillery, 609 Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919.