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 2018 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 ssilva@gpbor.realtor 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®.

The deadline for the 5th biennial REALTOR® Code of Ethics class is coming up!  Be ready by 12/31/18 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 1/1/17, the new cycle begins (we are changing from a quadrennial requirement to a biennial requirement).  That new cycle means members will have to complete this required course between 1/1/17--12/31/18.  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.