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 this link for 2019 NAR code of ethics

On occasion, disputes may arise within a real estate transaction. It may occur between REALTORs® or between a consumer and a REALTOR®. Many common disputes arise out of lack of communication. If you are considering filing a complaint – you may want to read this article first, Read before filing a Complaint

If you decide to file an Ethics violation against a REALTOR® member, please make sure they are an active Realtor with NCBR. Our directory is here: Membership Directory. 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. You will want to file your complaint with the local board the Realtor® holds their membership.

For more information on how to file an ethics violation against a member, please contact our Board Administrator, Hannah Hodgson at (401)849-5936 or email her at

If your complaint involves more than one Realtor board, please refer to these: RIAR Professional Standards Resources from the RI Association of REALTORS®.

The National Association of REALTORS® provides REALTORs® Code of Ethics that govern their real estate practices.

All REALTOR® members of NCBR are required to complete an approved course on the Code of Ethics from the National Association of REALTORS®. Members will have to complete this required course between 1/1/19–12/31/21 and every three years thereafter.  Cycle 7 end 2024, Cycle 8 ends 2027, etc. Members are then required to submit their certificate to the Board office for our review. NEW members are required to complete the course – within the first 180 days of their membership.