OR 4.0 hours Ethics Course Syllabus
4.0 Elective Hours
It is important to adhere to The Code Of Ethics, but what do you do if you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics?
If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local association of REALTORS® where the REALTOR® holds membership, Ethics complaints must be filed with the appropriate REALTOR® association within 180 days from the time a complainant knew or reasonably could have known that potentially unethical conduct took place.
A complaint should include a concise, narrative description of the circumstances that lead to the belief that the Code of Ethics may have been violated. The complaint should be as specific as possible about the actions that the REALTOR® took or did not take which are believed to be unethical. The complaint must cite one or more of the Articles of the Code of Ethics which may have been violated by the actions (or inactions) that have been identified.
Ethics complaints can result in severe penalties depending upon the seriousness of the violation.
This course reviews the NAR Code Of Ethics as well as the ethics violation complaint process. Case studies are presented for greater understanding and clarification.