NAR Ethics Requirement

As a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS®, you must fulfill your Ethics obligation bi-annually. The current cycle (Cycle 5) began January 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2018. Cycle 6 will begin January 1, 2019 and end December 31, 2020.

Failure to do so will result in a suspension of your membership privileges with the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR®).

Members who are “Grandfathered” by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) may still be required to satisfy this NAR® requirement. Only Emeritus members are exempt.

The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® offers the following options to fulfilling your Ethics requirement:

  1. You can take an Ethics course at GLAR. The course description will state whether or not the class fulfills the NAR® Ethics requirement. This option will also fulfill your continuing education requirement.
  2. You can take an on-line Ethics course through the CE Shop, which can be found on our website under Online Education. This option will also fulfill your continuing education requirement.
  3. Finally, you can take a free on-line course on the NAR® website: This will not count for continuing education credit.


If you have completed your Ethics requirement through another provider, please fax a copy of your completion certificate to the GLAR Professional Development Department at 502-893-8787 or email it to so that me may record it in your member record.

Secondary members of GLAR, please contact your primary REALTOR® Association for more information about this requirement.


No, they are not the same thing.  Ethics is not the same class as the Kentucky Core course. Core is a CE requirement of the KREC. Ethics is a membership requirement of NAR®. They are two different requirements.