Ethics Training

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

  • Live Training. All elected state officials, department heads, members of key state boards, and any state official who is required to file a public financial disclosure must take a LIVE ethics training course. Have questions about whether this applies to you? Please review the Mandatory State Ethics Training FAQs for a list of state officials who are required to take a live training course.
  • Self-directed (online) training. All other employees and board members may take either a self-directed, online training course or a Live training course.

Note: As of March 1, 2023, the self-directed, online training course is available on certain state departmental learning management systems (LMS) including: Department of Human Resources Development’s Adobe Learning Manager (for Executive Branch agencies), Judiciary’s eLearning Center, University of Hawaiʻi, and Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation. If you are employed by one of these state departments and are not required to take the LIVE session, please log in to your LMS account to access the training.

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Live Training Self-Directed Training
Training FAQ For more information, please see the Mandatory State Ethics Training FAQs.
Certificate of Completion Certificate of Completion: To verify whether you have recently attended ethics training, you can search and download information using the Commission’s Public Data and the Ethics Training Completion Report.
Request Specialized Training If you would like to request special training for your agency or board, please complete this form: Please indicate your department, division/agency, the number of expected employees, and requested date of training. Please also detail the reason for a special training, such as an existing professional development day.