New REALTOR® Orientation

All new NEAR members applying for REALTOR® membership for the first time are not accepted to membership until they attend a New Member Orientation program which includes a minimum of 2.5 hours on the National Association of REALTOR® Code of Ethics. This requirement must be fulfilled within the first 90 days of submitting a new member application. Failure to complete this requirement within the 90 day requirement will result in termination of membership.


The New Member Orientation program covers topics necessary for you, as a REALTOR®, to conduct yourself professionally and ethically including Professional Standards, Anti-trust, Agency and Fair Housing.


Join your fellow new members to find out about all our member benefits; meet NEAR. Leadership and staff and discover how your membership works for you! For members who have not been active, this is the perfect time to get reacquainted & updated on all the new benefits and programs to help your business grow!


There is no cost for the live Orientation program. The program is presented in our office in order to give our new members an opportunity to visit our headquarters office and meet with our staff.


Exemption: If you were a member in good standing with another REALTOR® Board/Association within the last year and you completed an orientation program with Code of Ethics of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional, you are exempt from this mandate.


New REALTOR® Orientation Schedule


9:15 - 9:25                     Welcome and Introductions


9:25 - 10:00                   About the REALTOR® Organization


10:00 - 11:15                 The REALTOR® Code of Ethics


11:15 - 11:30                 Break


11:30 - 12:30                 Grievance Committee, Arbitration and Mediation


12:30 - 1:00                   Lunch Break


1:00 - 3:30                     Risk Reduction: Anti-trust, Agency and Fair Housing

See Upcoming Orientation Dates