Code of Ethics Training

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) deadline to complete your triannual Code of Ethics requirement is December 31, 2021. All REALTOR® members must complete at least 2.5 hours of Ethics education every three years. Click here to discover options for completing your Code of Ethics requirement.

Check your NAR Code of Ethics status! If you’ve completed your ethics course, but it is not showing on NAR’s website, send your certificate of completion to CORE to update your record.

 

New Jersey Continuing Education (CE) Requirements for License Renewal

Please note: for the current cycle (2019 – 2021) the NJ Real Estate Commission has waived the $200 processing fee (late fee) until May 31 and has extended the current CE cycle to complete all NJ CE requirements until July 19. CE completed after May 31 will be subject to a $200 late fee in addition to the license renewal fee. Please see below for the CE requirements.

All real estate licensees are required to renew their license for the new term beginning July 1. Agents are urged to talk with their brokers regarding submitting the renewal fee to the NJ Real Estate Commission. Licensees are also required to complete the Qualifying Questionnaire prior to renewing their license.

 

CE Requirements

In order to qualify for license renewal or reinstatement, every individual renewing their license as a broker of record, broker-salesperson or salesperson must satisfy the below CE requirements (those renewing as referral agents do not need CE):

  • The New Jersey Real Estate Commission mandates that all real estate licensees complete CE every two years to maintain their licenses.
    • You must complete 12 continuing education credit hours
      • Two hours must be completed in Ethics Topic Area
      • One hour must be completed in the Fair Housing Topic Area
      • Six hours must be completed in Core Topic Area
      • The six remaining hours may be completed in Core or Elective topics
  • You can check your CE status via the PSI Online CE Tracking System.
  • If you obtained your license after July 1, 2020, you are not required to complete CE until the next cycle ending June 30, 2023.


CE Waivers

Waivers from CE requirements may be granted either in whole or in part for:

  • Incapacitating illness
  • Active military duty
  • Emergency
  • Other substantial/unavoidable hardship (not including financial hardship, business conflicts or personal obligations)

Licensees granted a waiver from CE requirements (with the exception of those for active duty military service), will have to make up the waived core course(s) missed in the next license term in addition to all of the credits required for that license term as a condition of license renewal for the license term following when the waiver was issued. (For example, if six core credits were waived, a licensee will have to complete a total of 18 in the next license term.) See N.J.A.C. 11:5-12.5(f).

Any waived elective courses will not have to be completed by a real estate licensee. See N.J.A.C. 11:5-12.5(g).

Application for Real Estate Continuing Education Waiver – Fillable MS Word or PDF