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Ethics Training
Changing the Culture of Ethics

Executive Law § 94 and Legislative Law Article 1-A ("Lobbying Act") created provisions that require mandatory ethics trainings for State officers and employees as well as registered Lobbyists.  Ethics laws can be difficult to navigate and the Education Team is committed to providing online and live instructor-led trainings that are created using plain language terms and concepts that:

  • are easy to understand;
  • provide real world examples;
  • emphasize the importance of fostering ethical decision-making;
Ethics Training
2023 CETC Schedule for State Employees
COELIG will present live Comprehensive Ethics Training Course sessions ('CETC') via Webex until further notice. You must have a computer or iPad connected to the internet, and a working telephone connection, to participate in this format. Continuing Legal Education Credits (“CLE”) are not available for sessions hosted via Webex.

Training opportunities for October 2023:

• Thursday, October 12, from 1-2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, October 19, from 1-2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, October 26, from 1-2:30 p.m.
Mandated Online Training for Lobbyists and Clients
Ethical Standards for Lobbyists and Clients
As part of the Ethics Commission Reform Act of 2022, the mandated ethics training requirement for Lobbyists (Principal, Individual, and In-House Lobbyists) has been expanded to include Contractual Clients and Beneficial Clients.

The Commission has developed a new online ‘Ethical Standards for Lobbyists and Clients’ training course that is available on the COELIG website. Filers can easily access the online training by clicking on the hyperlink below. Information on how to certify your completion status is available by clicking on 'Additional Information'.
Training Resources for Ethics Officers
Train-the-Trainer
Ethics officers or their designees have the ability and the convenience to train their own employees. The Ethics Education Team has provided everything you need to get started and begin scheduling your own training sessions at your respective agency.