Ethics Training for County Commissioners

In 2009 the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation (S.L. 2009-403) that requires local governing boards to adopt a code of ethics (G.S. 160A-86) and requires board members to receive ethics training (G.S. 160A-87).

The education provision requires local governing board members to receive a minimum of 2 clock hours of ethics education within 12 months after initial election or appointment to office and again within 12 months after each subsequent election or appointment to office. The NCACC and N.C. League of Municipalities partner with the School of Government to make ethics training opportunities available to county and municipal officials.

The School of Government has made available on its website a resource guide on the code of ethics and training opportunities. Visit www.sog.unc.edu/node/1110 for more information. Current available training opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.

Late 2018/2019 Ethics Training Opportunities

  • Essentials of County Government - the two-hour ethics training is held on Day 2 of each of the three offerings (Dec. 13-14, Durham; Jan. 17-18, Asheville; and Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Greenville)
  • Ethics for Local Elected Officials Live and On-Demand Webinars - the next offering is May 22, 2019, and will then be available as an on-demand webinar from June through October. The $150 registration grants access to the training for the registrant and all other members of his/her Board of Commissioners.
  • 112th NCACC Annual Conference - Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, Guilford County