PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Advocating Professional and Ethical Standards

Pacific West Association of REALTORS® has the most well respected programs in the State of California. We offer members of the public and PWR members numerous ways to assist you in resolving a dispute that may involve monetary or ethical issue.

Monthly Ethics Newsletter

Monthl articles that help improve REALTOR® Ethics and keep our members out of trouble.

Ethics Training at YOUR Office

Invite PWR to your Broker's Office for a FREE Training on being a Professional and how to avoid Ethical Violoations


Professional Standards TRAINING and Resources

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within four-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

N.A.R. Online ProStandards Training & Resources
C.A.R. Professional Standards Resources

Training may be completed through local REALTOR® associations or through another method, such as home study, correspondence, classroom courses, or online courses.

New Standards in Advertising

The Uniform Standards of Advertising has been REVISED for 2018! Is your real estate marketing & advertising compliant? Did you know that failure to comply with the new rules can result in a fine of up to $15,000? Check out the Advertising Guidelines below and protect your business!


Videos – Code of Ethics

Article 1 – Duty to Present All Offers

Article 2 – Disclosing Pertinent Facts

Article 3 – Broker Cooperation


Videos – Mock Hearing Training

Recognizing that many members have never participated in an actual hearing, the Committee Members have created an Ethics and Arbitration "Mock" Hearing to give you a better idea of what actually happens at these hearings.

Arbitration Hearing

Disciplinary Hearing


NAR Code of Ethics Audio

Listen to audio clips below for each Article (not including the Standards of Practice) read by Stephen Gasque from Real Estate Today Radio.

Article 1 (00:33)

Article 2 (00:17)

Article 3 (00:18)

Article 4 (00:35)

Article 5 (00:16)

Article 6 (00:39)

Article 7 (00:17)

Article 8 (00:20)

Article 9 (00:34)

Article 10 (00:54)

Article 11 (01:05)

Article 12 (00:32)

Article 13 (00:15)

Article 14 (00:29)

Article 15 (00:13)

Article 16 (00:15)

Article 17 (01:15)