Mandatory Yearly Ethics Training

Ethics Training is for Everyone...

All New York State 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.

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. 


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Ethics Handbook for State Employees

Plain Language Publications


    Responsibilities of the Agency Ethics Officer

    The Public Officers Law and Commission's ethics regulations create legal obligations for both agencies and their officers and employees. For this reason, each agency should designate an Ethics Officer to provide guidance to these individuals on compliance with the ethics laws.  This publication provides an overview of the role that Ethics Officers serve in that capacity.   

    Revised August 2022




    Guide to Leaving State Service

    Quick reference guide to the restrictions and prohibitions that apply to State Officers and Employees that leave State service. General information on the 'Two Year Bar' and 'Lifetime Bar' are provided.  For more detailed information, refer to the comprehensive 'Post-Employment Restrictions' plain language guide.

    Revised 8/15/2022




    Quick Reference Guide to the State's Ethics Laws

    A resource for those newly employed into State service.  Provides an overview of the State's ethics laws including conflicts of interest, acceptance of gifts and outside employment.  Recommended for distribution for all new public sector hires. 

    Effective through July 7, 2022



Public Officers Law Handbook


    Public Officers Law handbook for State Employees and Officials

    This handbook contains in its entirety a comprehensive list of the State's ethics laws that apply to State officers and employees.  Includes sections 73, 73-a, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 of the Public Officers Law which are required to those employees who must complete the Public Officers Law Section 78 Public Officer Oath/Affirmation provided by the New York Department of State. 

    For best results when printing, select double-sided and 'Fit' in the 'Page Sizing & Handling' menu item.  

    Revised 8/31/2022



Ethics Reminders and Guidance

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