Lobbyist On-Line Ethics Education Seminar

  • 2-156-146 of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance states that "Each lobbyist shall be required to complete in each consecutive twelve month period an ethics education training course developed by the board of ethics.  Such a course may be offered in-person, through an internet-based program, or other manner prescribed by the board of ethics."

Every registered lobbyist must complete the City's mandatory online lobbyist ethics training course, as required by the City's Governmental Ethics Ordinance by June 30 ever year. 

Penalties for failure to do so are severe.  Lobbyists will be subject to a determination that they violated the City's ethics ordinance and they can be fined $250 for each day until training is completed.

Although it is designed for lobbyists, any person may view and complete this training.


The 2023-2024 training will be published soon, and will cover changes to Chicago's lobbying laws that take effect on July 1, 2024.




Please feel free to contact Doretha Jackson at (312) 744-9660 with any questions you may have.