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Lobbying Ethics Training

Welcome to the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) ethics and compliance training page for lobbyists and employers of lobbyists. On this page, you can learn about training requirements and current courses.

AS 24.45.031(a)(6) requires APOC to administer an annually updated ethics and compliance training course to both lobbyists and employers of lobbyists. The training covers the requirements of the lobbying law (AS 24.45), answers commonly asked questions and provides information that promotes adherence to high ethical standards.

Please note Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists must complete training each year to be in compliance.

Training Requirements

Lobbyists

All registered lobbyists must complete ethics training prior to registering AS 24.45.041(b)(8). The lobbyist registration form requires a lobbyist to certify he or she has completed the Commission’s ethics training course within the past 12 months.

(Note: Representational lobbyists are exempt from the training requirement.)

Employers of Lobbyists

Employers, who do not have the same registration process as lobbyists, must complete the ethics training prior to submitting their first employer of lobbyist report, due April 30. Employers should ensure at least one person in their agency completes the Commission’s ethics training, although broader participation is encouraged. At a minimum, the person responsible for preparing and signing employer of lobbyist reports must complete the training course.

Other Public Officials

Ethics training for those covered by the Legislative Ethics Act (AS 24.60) is provided by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics. Ethics training for executive branch officials is administered by the Alaska Department of Law.

Self-Paced Training - Lobbyist & Employers

We have prepared enhanced training presentations that are not only ADA accessible but will also be an effective learning experience for visual and auditory learners. Please follow the links below for your course, whether you are new to lobbying in Alaska or have previous experience.

2014 Online Lobbying Ethics Training

Beginner (B) Course

For new lobbyists or employers of lobbyists or anyone who wants a refresher on the basic requirements of reporting, statutes, definitions and how to use the Insight electronic filing system.

Advanced (A) Course

For experienced lobbyists or employers of lobbyists and focuses more on some of the nuanced questions and scenarios related to lobbying and other special topics. The advanced course does not cover the electronic filing system.

Note to iPads users:
these online presentations use Flash and require a Flash player. Since iOS devices do not typically come with a Flash player, please try a desktop or laptop to play online versions or use the Low Bandwidth without Audio versions of the presentations: