Ethics Seminar

The Ethics Seminar is an ongoing training requirement for FDS filers who have already successfully completed the CETC and are required to continue their mandatory ethics training requirements.

**As of this posting on May 6, 2022, all currently scheduled ethics classes hosted by JCOPE are full. Please contact your agency Ethics Officer for ethics training opportunities at your agency.**

Refresher Training Requirement

Everyone who has taken the CETC is required by law to take an ethics refresher every three years thereafter. This means, for example, those FDS filers who first took the CETC in 2017 must take an ethics refresher in 2020. Both the CETC and the Ethics Seminar satisfy the refresher training requirement.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of the CETC

Executive Law § 94(10)(c) requires the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) to develop and offer an Ethics Seminar as an additional training option for individuals who have previously completed the CETC.

The Seminar is a live, interactive training session that guides FDS Filers through the major statutory changes in ethics laws with respect to gifts, honoraria, and outside activities since 2013.  Conflicts of interest and other applicable ethics laws are also covered.  Participants will review real world examples as well as have an opportunity for a question and answer period. 

Please contact your Ethics Officer for additional training dates at your agency. Agencies are empowered to impose higher training standards than those required by Executive Law § 94. For this reason, your agency may require you to attend ethics trainings at your respective agency instead of attending a class offered by JCOPE. Please check with your agency Ethics Officer for training options that may apply to you prior to scheduling a class with JCOPE.

JCOPE will present live sessions 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.

Upcoming Dates:
  • Thursday, March 24, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Session Full - no spots available) 
  • Thursday, April 21, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Session Full - no spots available) 
  • Thursday, May 26, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Session Full - no spots available)
  • Thursday, June 23, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Session Full - no spots available)