State Ethics Training: 

All state legislators, state employees, and members of state boards and commissions must take an ethics training course and repeat the course every four years.

Stop and Read Certain state officials must take a LIVE ethics training course (such as elected officials, department heads, and members of key boards). Before proceeding, please verify which type of training you are required to take. 

The following state officials must take a LIVE ethics training course:

  • Elected Officials: Legislators, Governor, Lt. Governor
  • Executive Branch: Department heads (Directors & Deputy Directors), Governor’s Chief of Staff
  • Department of Education (DOE): Superintendent and Deputy Superintendents
  • Judiciary: Administrative Director and Deputy Director
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA): Trustees, CEO, and Executive Administrators
  • State Library: State Librarian and Special Assistant
  • University of Hawai’i (UH): President, Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Provost, and Chancellors

Members of of the following state boards and commissions:

  • Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC)
  • Board of Agriculture (BOA)
  • Board of Education (BOE)
  • Board of Land & Natural Resources (BLNR)
  • Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM)
  • Hawai’i Community Development Authority (HCDA)
  • Hawai’i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC)
  • Hawai’i Public Housing Authority (HPHA)
  • Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission (HPUC)
  • Hawai’i State Ethics Commission (HSEC)
  • Hawaiian Homes Commission
  • Land Use Commission (LUC)
  • Legacy Land Conservation Commission
  • Natural Area Reserves System Commission
  • Natural Energy Lab. of Hawai’i Authority (NELHA)
  • Stadium Authority
  • University of Hawai’i Board of Regents

Lobbyists Training: 

All lobbyists who are subject to the lobbyist registration requirements under chapter 97, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, must take a lobbyist training course prior to filing a lobbyist registration and repeat the course every two years.

State Employees Training Boards-Commissions Training Charter Schools Training Lobbyists Law Training


  • Length of Online Programs:  Each online program takes about 30 minutes to complete.  In most cases, if you pause or exit the program before completing it, you can return later to resume the program where you left off.
  • Browser Requirements:  Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Do not use Internet Explorer. In addition, check your browser settings and disable any pop-up ad blockers (which may interfere with the training software)
  • Closed CaptioningClosed Captioning (available on desktops, laptops, and tablets):  To activate closed captioning, click the Closed Captioning button at the bottom of your screen.  Due to space limitations, the closed captions overlap with the text appearing on some of the slides.  Tablet users may be able to avoid this by viewing the online program in “portrait” mode.
  • Replay SlideReplay Current Slide (available on desktops, laptops, and tablets):  If the online program is not responding, click the Replay Button at the bottom of your screen to re-start the current slide you are viewing.
  • Certificate of Completion: After completing the online program, follow the instructions at the end of the program to obtain a Certificate of Completion.  Your certificate will be e-mailed to you.

QUESTIONS/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE?  Contact the State Ethics Commission’s office at (808) 587-0460 or [email protected]