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West Virginia
Ethics Commission

210 Brooks Street, Suite 300
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone
(304) 558-0664
WV Toll Free
1-866-558-0664
Fax
(304) 558-2169
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email comments and feedback to:
ethics@wv.gov

 Training


Lobbyist Training is Required

        All Registered Lobbyists in West Virginia must participate in formal training once per registration cycle.  Registration occurs in two year cycles, each cycle ending at the end of an even-numbered year.  At that time all registrations expire and lobbyists who wish to continue lobbying must re-register prior to the new legislative session that begins at the start of each odd numbered year.  Training must be completed some time during a registration cycle in order for the lobbyist to be eligible to re-register for the new Legislative session.   

        Formal training sessions are held throughout the year with at least one session held each January.   Training credit and an attendance certificate will be issued upon completion of  the training .  Lobbyists who are unable to attend training sessions in person may receive credit by viewing a training DVD obtained by contacting the Ethics Commission.

        Persons who are new to lobbying in West Virginia must have preliminary training prior to Lobbying and then complete formal lobbyist training within 90 days of registration. Please call the lobbyist registrar for more information or to check your training status. 304-558-0664.  

        Lobbyists who are currently registered and have completed training during the past registration cycle must be trained again sometime during the new registration cycle. Training is required only once per registration cycle. The current registration cycle ends December 31, 2012 and training must be completed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 to remain in compliance and to be able to re-register for the 2013 legislative session. 

          

***Registration information letter for 2013-14 ***

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Free Lobbyist Training Class 

WHEN: June 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and again at 11:00 a.m. 
(approximately 1 hour with time for questions) 


WHERE:  WV Ethics Commission Office, 210 Brooks Street
Conference Room, 3rd floor, Charleston WV.  
Space is limited so pre-registration is required.


This training is free and open to all registered lobbyists, or individuals who are planning to register as lobbyists for the 2014 legislative session.  This training will fulfil the training requirement for the current registration cycle ending December 30, 2014.

Lobbyists must renew their training once during each registration cycle. Please contact the Ethics Commission to pre-register for this class or if you have any questions on training requirements. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 
This Ethics Training is presented by the WV Ethics Commission and fulfills the lobbyist training requirement and is also available for MCLE credit.  Please call for more information 304-558-0664.


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Basic Lobbyist Training DVD available

        If, for any reason, you are unable to attend training in person, the Commission has recorded a basic training session on DVD. The DVD is available to anyone who needs to complete this training requirement. There is a charge for postage and handling and the DVD must be returned within two weeks. 

        Training credit and an attendance certificate will be issued when the DVD is returned. You may contact the WV Ethics Commission office for details about obtaining lobbyist training credit by viewing this training DVD.
phone (304) 558-0664

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Web-based Lobbyist Training

 Lobbyist training is now available online.     In order to receive credit for online Lobbyist Training please:
     1.  View the entire video.
     2.  Complete and sign the verification form.
     3.  Return the completed verification form with your original signature to the Ethics Commission.
     4.  We will forward you a training certificate.
     5.  Your required training for this registration cycle is then complete.   

    You may view the on-line training at this link:   Lobbyist Training Video
    
    Please contact the Ethics Commission Lobbyist Registrar at 304-558-0664 if you have any questions about the video, or about receiving credit for Lobbyist Training. 


 

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