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Mandatory Training

***Important Training Notice***

The State Ethics Commission is in the final stages of developing a new online training program to satisfy the training requirement for financial disclosure filers.  The training uses the latest advancements in software and is very user friendly.  We anticipate the new training will be launched in mid-March, but during these last few weeks of development you will not be able to satisfy your training obligation online.  We ask you to please check back with us at the beginning of the month.  If in the meantime you have questions or concerns about meeting your training requirement within the six (6) month time period, please contact Annette Johnson-Jacks, the Commission’s Training Coordinator at 410-260-7770.  Please continue reading below for additional information on the training requirement.  Thank you for your attention and your patience.

The Public Ethics Law requires new financial disclosure filers to receive two (2) hours of Ethics training within six (6) months of being required to file. The training will cover all areas of the Public Ethics Law but will focus mainly on conflicts of interest and standards of conduct. Failure to complete the mandatory training requirement may result in referral of the matter to the agency head for disciplinary action as that authority deems appropriate.  Additionally, the State Ethics Commission may publish on its web site the names of those individuals who have not completed the mandatory training.  Note that the Commission will work with those who are unable to satisfy the requirement in a timely fashion because of the transition to the new online training program.

Training Classes

If you prefer, the Commission offers training classes throughout the year. If you are interested in attending a class please reserve a seat in an upcoming class by completing a registration form and faxing it to the Commission at 410-260-7746.