Lobbyists' Ethics Course Requirement

California Government Code Section 86103 requires lobbyists to attend an ethics course as a condition of registration. The Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics and Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee jointly conduct the ethics courses for lobbyists.

Important Note:

It is the responsibility of each lobbyist to obtain the course schedule, to sign up for and attend the course as required, and certify the ethics completion date with the office of the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division by the specified compliance deadline (see Form 604 instructions for filing requirements and compliance deadlines).

Any lobbyist who is required to complete the lobbyist ethics course within the next few months should attend the next available course scheduled by the Legislative Ethics Committees. Advance sign-up is required. Follow the directions on the Lobbyist Ethics Course Sign-Up Form to reserve a space at the course. The sign-up form contains details regarding course site, time, course fee, and the sign-up deadline.

Course Completion Requirement

There is no provision for waiver of the ethics course completion requirement, nor is there provision for extension of the related filing deadlines.