The Voice of Real Estate within Southern Arizona

ADRE License Renewal Requirements  |

Real Estate licenses and renewals are issued for a two (2) year period. The Arizona Department of Real Estate mandates the completion of 24 hours of ADRE-approved continuing education courses every 24-months. 

Continuing Education Requirements  |

Complete these 24 hours every two years 

•  3 hours Agency Law
•  3 hours Commissioner's Standards
•  3 hours Contract Law
•  3 hours Disclosure
•  3 hours Fair Housing
•  3 hours Real Estate Legal Issues
•  6 hours General*
*You may use any of the required categories for General CE credit without duplicating the same course.

Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE)  |

Commissioner: Judy Lowe
2910 North 44th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
(602) 771-7799

ADRE official website

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

The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2016.

Training may be completed through the free Code of Ethics courses at the Tucson Association of REALTORS®, other real estate schools, online courses or NAR.

NAR offers free ethics classes online at Please note: NAR Code of Ethics classes are not accredited with continuing education for your Arizona license renewal. 

New Members  |

All new TAR members are required to complete New Member Orientation within their first 90-days of membership. (Brokers is 30 days) By attending New Member Orientation, the NAR Code of Ethics mandate is fulfilled. 

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in membership termination until the class is taken. Access to MLS and other association benefits will also be inactivated.  

All Members  |

Please note that ALL TAR members are REQUIRED to complete a Code of Ethics course by Saturday, December 31, 2016. Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in membership termination until the class is taken and reported to TAR. Access to MLS and other association benefits will also be inactivated. 

Once Code of Ethics Course is Completed…

All members must provide proof of their Code of Ethics completion by submitting a copy of their certificate to TAR. Certificates may be faxed to 520-322-6613 or emailed to  

NAR Code of Ethics Requirement 

Graduate REALTOR® Institute - GRI  |

The GRI Designation indicates to buyers, sellers and other REALTORS® that you have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service to your clients by securing a strong educational foundation. 

Course content has been chosen in order to educate real estate professionals about local, state and national real estate practices affecting you and your clients. The designation is obtained by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90-hours of classroom instruction. GRI courses are taught by leading real estate professionals from around the country. 

Agents and brokers that earn the GRI designation  |

• Earn more money. On average, a GRI designee earns nearly 50 percent more than an agent without a designation. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)
• Stay on the cutting edge of real estate standards and practices. By learning about diverse topics that affect today’s practicing agent, the GRI covers topics such as:
      o The sales process (business development, sales and marketing, customer client services and cultural diversity)
      o Legal and regulatory (risk management and contract law)
      o Technology (communications and real estate business technology)
      o Professional standards (NAR code of ethics, standards of practice and arbitration/mediation).
 Serve and protect their clients. Because of their understanding of new technology, laws, and procedures, GRI designees are better able to serve and protect their increasingly sophisticated client.

Subjects Include  |

• Business Planning
• Marketing Strategies
• Building Client Relationships
• Technology
• Risk Management
• Safe Real Estate
• Contract Law
• Finance

Some courses also give credit toward other designations and certifications. 
• RCRMS--Federal Legal Issues
• MRP-Military Relocation Professional
• ABR--Accredited Buyer Representative
• RSPS--Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist
• SRES--Senior Real Estate Specialist 

Various courses include CE credit through Arizona Association of REALTORS®.