Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council

The Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council was created by the General Assembly to encourage and facilitate compliance with the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (§ 2.2-3100 et seq.), the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act (§ 30-100 et seq.) and the lobbying laws in Article 3 of the Code of Virginia (§ 2.2-418 et seq.).

The Council is also responsible for receiving lobbyist disclosures and Conflict of Interest disclosures from members of the General Assembly, state officers and employees, constitutional officers and members of the judiciary.

 

Online Conflict of Interest Training 

You are required to complete Conflict of Interest training every two years. The online modules are specific to the role in which you serve. To access the proper training, click on one of the links below. If you are a state officer or employee, citizen member of a state board or advisory council, or a local elected official, when you select this role from the drop down menu in the registration process, you will automatically access the proper module.

You are required to view the training module in its entirety in order to satisfy the training requirement. The system will not credit your attendance if you fast forward through any portion of the training. Please email ethics@dls.virginia.gov if you have any issues viewing the training. 

     Click here for State and Local Conflict of Interest Training - This module is for the following groups or classifications:

    • State officers or employees
    • Citizen members of a state board or advisory council
    • Local elected officials
    • Executive directors or members of economic or industrial development authorities. You will select the Local Training and the jurisdiction should be the county, city or town where you file your SOEI form.

     Click here if you are a member of the General Assembly 

Your registration information is captured when you finish viewing the module. Training reports are available to agency coordinators and clerks of local governing bodies and school boards, upon request. Agency coordinators and clerks of local governing bodies and school boards are responsible for maintaining training records.

In-person training is available from Council staff upon request as the staff schedule permits. This training is provided by the Council with no cost to your agency. Please note that the Council does not schedule any training during the month of January, and we do not schedule any training outside the metro Richmond area during the General Assembly Session each year. For more information about in-person training or to request a training session, please email ethics@dls.virginia.gov. Please note, it is the responsibility of the entity hosting the in-person training to maintain attendance records.

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Find a Disclosure

Conflict of Interest and lobbyist disclosures are available online. Please visit the
Public Information page for more details.

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Submit a Form

Lobbyist and Conflict of Interest portals, as well as submission rules and due dates, can be found on the Filing Resources page.

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