CODE & CORE Demystified

We often receive questions from REALTORS regarding the difference between CORE & CODE continuing education courses. We hope to help clarify things a bit:


All REALTOR® members are required to complete the REALTOR® Code of Ethics training every two calendar years. This is a REALTOR® membership requirement and the current cycle will end December 31st, 2018. If you take this as a class with clock hour approval it can be applied to your license renewal requirement as part of your 30-hour total.


All Washington real estate licensees (to include REALTORS®) are required to complete 30-hours of approved continuing education, to include a 3–hour CORE Course (Current Trends and Issues in Rresidential/Commercial Real Estate in Washington). This is a Department of Licensing requirement and is also on a two-year cycle based on your date of licensure.


The easiest way to make sure you’re satisfying the requirement for your real estate license and REALTOR® membership is to take CORE and CODE every other year… plus other classes throughout for a total of 30-hours of continuing education.

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