Education Requirements

Education Requirements

New Member Education Requirements

It’s important to note, NIRA and the Multiple Listing Service are separate entities and require different education requirements for joining.

Mandatory 2 Day New Member Orientation (Association Membership Duty)

New members of NIRA are required to complete NIRA’s New Member Orientation within 4 months of joining. New Member Orientation is made up of 5 classes NIRA Board of Directors strongly felt were important for new members to complete.

  • Code of Ethics
  • Antitrust
  • Listing & Purchasing Forms
  • Advertising & Fair Housing
  • Association Overview

Option 1 - Complete NIRA's New Member Orientation

This requirement can be fulfilled during NIRA’s Two-Day New Member Orientation held on a bimonthly basis. These are two consecutive days in a row where you will complete all five (5) classes.

Class schedule will be reviewed and registration will be completed during the application process.

Option 2 - Complete Online through with NIRA Comparable Classes

We understand many of our members have other obligations making two (2) days of live classes difficult to fit into their schedule. As an alternative, new members can choose to take online classes through which offer NIRA comparable classes.

NIRA’s Education Portal with RECP

*If you choose this option, make sure you email all certificates BEFORE YOUR DEADLINE to to be exempt from NIRA’s live classes.

**If you have never taken a class through before, you will need to create a login. Once you purchase the class you will then access it by going to the ‘My Account’ drop down and selecting ‘Registrations’.

Mandatory 3 Hour MLS Rules and Regulations Course (MLS User Duty)

All MLS subscribers/participants are required to complete a 3-hour class called MLS Rules and Regulations within 120 days of joining the MLS.

This course covers:

  • Accountability of Participants/Subscribers
  • Avoiding costly & common mistakes
  • Disclosure of REP properties
  • Responsible adherence to rules
  • Square footage changes
  • Understanding origin of rules
  • Consequences of automatic fines

Option 1 - Take NIRA's Live 3-Hour Class

NIRA’s MLS Rules and Regulations class is offered monthly at various times. This is a live class at no cost to new MLS Subscribers/Participants.

Class schedule will be reviewed and registration will be completed during the application process.

Option 2 - Complete Online Recorded Class

This class is offered online for $5 (No CE). Once completed, email your certificate BEFORE YOUR DEADLINE to

ONLINE MLS Rules & Regulations Course

Broker Continuing Education Requirements

Ask a question about professionalism and ethics, or report a concern regarding the same.

NAR Code of Ethics

All REALTORS® (including Appraisers) are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. Next Cycle Due Date: 12/31/2024.


Indiana Brokers need to complete 36 hours of CE to renew their license every 3 years; however, 12 of the 36 CE hours must be completed EVERY year between July 1st and June 30th.

Managing Broker

Managing Broker Eligibility licensees are required to complete 12 hours of CE each year between July 1st and June 30th, with 4 of the 12 credits being Managing Broker CE.

New Licensee

As of July 1, 2014, a broker must complete within the first two (2) years of licensure thirty (30) hours of approved post licensing education. (The 30 Hour Post Licensing Course for New Licensees) A licensee is exempt from meeting the regular continuing education requirements until a full 2-year CE cycle has completed. Once a licensee has gone through this period, they will be required to complete 12 hours of CE per year.


Indiana Appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education every 2 years including a required 7 hour National USPAP course. Click here for appraiser resrouces.

The Appraisor Foundation:

NIRA in-person classes

NIRA holds in-person classes on a regular baisis. Information and registration for upcoming classes can be found on our Calendar page.

Questions about your education requirements? Contact us!


Online Education Partners

Although there are hundreds of online education options for continuing education, NIRA is proud to recommend a couple of great ones!

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REALTOR® Code of Ethics

The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests. All REALTOR® members are required to complete an approved NAR Code of Ethics course every three years.

NIRA Code of Ethics Training

NIRA offers a four hour Code of Ethics course on a regular basis. (Approved for 4 CE Broker credits)

Find Upcoming NIRA COE Classes

NAR Code of Ethics Trainings

NAR provides free Code of Ethics training courses for new members and existing members, as well as a paid CE option. All three courses, as well as NAR’s C2EX endorsement, fulfill NAR’s Code of Ethics training requirement.

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COE for New Members

COE for Existing Members

NAR Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)

*Completion of the program counts as your COE requirement!

Own your present while empowering your future with NAR’s award-winning Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program. C2EX empowers REALTORS® to enhance and showcase your highest level of professionalism while showing consumers you’re the best in the business.

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