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The Ethics in Public Service Act encourages all Executive branch officers and employees to attend ethics training offered by the Executive Ethics Board at least once every 36 months.  (RCW 42.52.365(2)). The Executive Ethics Board provides many different options and resources to complete this training including online and in-person training.

Training opportunities available:

In-Person Training

Executive Ethics Board staff is available to provide training to state employees. After taking the training, the state employee will have a basic understanding of the ethical standards in place for state employees and state officials. The training will cover what is required under the law as a state employee and give state employees practical tools on how to handle ethical issues when they arise in the workplace.  Through the use of hypothetical situations, state employees will learn what conduct is appropriate and options to take when faced with ethical dilemmas in their agency. The state employee will also gain a working knowledge of the role of the Executive Ethics Board as well as the complaint process. 

There is no cost for the training! Contact the Executive Ethics Board at 360.664.0811 or by emailing ethics@atg.wa.gov to schedule an in-person training.

Online Ethics Quiz

Test your knowledge of the states ethics laws by taking the Ethics Challenge, a question and answer session regarding the Ethics in Public Service Act, RCW 42.52.

Online Training

WA-State Ethics in State Government is a 90-minute online training through the Washington Learning Management System (LMS). This course highlights the Ethics in Public Service Act, RCW 42.52 and WAC 292-110-010, Use of State Resources.