As of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018, and for successive two (2) year periods thereafter, REALTORS® are required to complete biennial code of ethics training of not less than two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes of instructional time. REALTORS® completing such training during any two (2) year cycle shall not be required to complete additional ethics training in respect of this requirement as a requirement of membership in any other Board or Association.

While BRE license renewal satisfies one two-year ethics training requirement, members must also complete a second course within a two-year period in which their BRE license does not renew to comply with the amended policy.

Ultimately, it is the local association where the individual holds membership that will determine if the training taken meets the required learning objectives and criteria. Failure to complete the required ethics training shall be a violation of a membership duty for which membership is suspended and subsequently terminated.