Yes, Realtors must take an ethics course approved by NAR every 4 years. The Quadrennial Requirement must be a minimum of 2 1/2 hours & must focus on the NAR Code, not NYS Ethical Rules. No, the course has nothing to do with the 22.5 hours of continuing education that is required by the DOS. In fact, NAR has nothing to do with your license, which is maintained by the DOS. Sometimes courses satisfy both requirements; meaning a course can count towards your 22.5 hours & satisfy the NAR Code of Ethics Quadrennial Requirement. Nonetheless, if you have completed your 22.5 hours from the New York DOS to maintain your license & need the 2 1/2 hour NAR course, NAR offers a free course on their website.
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