While the National Association of Real Estate Boards adopted the first code in 1913, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) approved the first Code of Ethics in its current form in 1959.

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice establish a standard of conduct for members of the Canadian Real Estate Association and its associated provincial associations and boards.

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice establish a REALTOR’S® ethical obligations to clients, fellow REALTORS®, their professional Associations, and others.

CREA amends the code from time to time to reflect changes in the real estate marketplace, the needs of property owners, and the perceptions and values of society.

The core principles of the CREA Code of Ethics are unchanged.  It demands high standards of professional conduct from REALTORS® in order to protect the interests of clients and customers and safeguard the rights of consumers of real estate services.

Download the Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice 
(Version:  March 2016)