Comprehensive Ethics Training Course (CETC) Openings

Mandated Ethics Training

Ethics Training is for Everyone...

All New York State officers and employees are required to attend ethics training every year. 

The Training Team at the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (‘COELIG’) offers live, remote trainings via WebEx every month:
  1. Open CETC sessions – these sessions are open to all officers and employees across New York State.
  2. Agency Specific CETC Sessions  these sessions are reserved by agency Ethics Officers and/or Agency Trainers requesting COELIG Trainers deliver live training to a large population of their agency employees.

Open CETC Training Calendar - Employee Enrollment Info

These sessions are open to employees from any state agency. 

The CETC is the only course that satisfies the live ethics training requirement mandated in Executive Law § 94. The CETC is a live, instructor-led training that covers the Public Officers Law and other related ethics laws and regulations.


Please note: Employees from the MTA, NYCT, LIRR, or MTA subsidiaries must take training with the MTA.
APRIL 2024

10 a.m. to noon


1 p.m. to 3 p.m.




Agency Specific CETC Sessions - Info for Ethics Officers

We provide the trainers - you provide the administrative support.

The COELIG Training Team has openings available in March and April for agency-specific CETC sessions.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Let the COELIG Training Team help you boost your training numbers – we are here to help!

Agencies are responsible for maintaining their own ethics training records and reporting monthly training information to COELIG in the Statewide Ethics Training Application. 

Quarter 1 training statistics will be reported to the Governor’s office early April 2024!


Ethics officers reserve an agency-specific training here

General Training Information

Training is provided via WebEx. Participants do not need a camera or microphone to attend. Participants are required to connect individually and not in a group setting.  All participants must be able to view the presentation. Participation and attendance is tracked utilizing a combination of WebEx polling features and chat participation. 

Ethics Handbook for State Employees

Contact The Education Team

Contact the COELIG Education Team for information regarding the mandatory ethics training requirements for State employees, and Lobbyists and Clients. 

Contact us by phone:

Direct Line 518-474-1382

Contact us by email:

Mailing Address:

New York State 

Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207