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The Institute’s Self Study Program and the FPPC Online Alternative


There are several alternative options for satisfying California’s ethics education requirements. Below are some of these alternatives.

What requirements does California law create regarding ethics training for local officials? See FAQs in the column at right.

Proceeds from self-study fees support the Institute’s work in public service ethics.


AB 1234 Self-Study
Online Test Available

The Institute offers two, one-hour self-study exercises as an option for local officials to satisfy AB 1234 requirements. The self-study materials can also be used to make up for time missed at in-person sessions if the official either arrived late or left early.


AB 1234 Ethics Training for Local Officials Through the Fair Political Practices Commission
Online Test Available

The FPPC has created an online training program available on a cost free basis that can be found by following this link.

By accessing this link you will be leaving the ILG website. Keep in mind the free online training offered is a self-serve training program through the FPPC. All inquiries regarding the free online test will need to be directed to the FPPC through the email contact at the start of the test.

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