Register today to complete your annual requirement!
If you have not completed your Ethics requirement for 2023, there is still time! The Institute for County Government (ICG) offers both an in-person workshop on November 14th and an online workshop until December 31st at 11:59 pm. Attendees who complete either course will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and it will also be posted to their online portal for historical purposes.
During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature passed legislation which requires that Florida’s Constitutional officers (which includes all County Commissioners, Clerks of Court, Property Appraisers, Sheriffs, Supervisors of Elections and Tax Collectors) must complete four hours of ethics training each year. Changes made to the ethics laws during the 2014 legislative session require Florida’s elected municipal officers to also take four hours of ethics training each year.
The last workshop of 2023 will be held in person prior to the Legislative Conference in Hillsborough County on November 14th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. This workshop will feature veteran guest speakers Herb Thiele, Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson; Leon County; Kerrie Stillman, Florida Commission on Ethics; and Pat Gleason, Office of the Attorney General. Attendees will also receive 6 hours of CCC/CGE education core credits for their participation.
There is an additional registration fee of $75 to attend this session. You may register for this session when you complete your Legislative Conference registration.
If you are unable to attend the last Ethics in-person workshop of 2023, ICG also offers an Ethics workshop online which may be completed on your schedule. Commissioners and staff who complete the online Ethics workshop will also receive 6 hours of CCC/CGE core credits for their participation. The online workshop is a series of three videos that you may watch at your leisure. All three videos must be viewed by December 31st to receive your Certificate of Completion for 2023. The fee for this online Ethics workshop is $75.