AB 1234 ETHICS TRAINING
On October 7, 2005, the Governor signed Assembly Bill No. 1234 which requires, among other things, that all local agencies that provide compensation, salary, or stipend to, or reimburses the expenses of, members of a legislative body must provide ethics training to local agency officials within one year of their appointment, and every two years thereafter.
The City Clerk maintains lists of those trained and notifies each person of obligations to file in a timely manner. Certificates are public record and available to view during regular business hours.
AB1234 Ethics Handout
Free tests are online on the Fair Political Practices Commission website.
. This website provides full information and options.
. The training requires a full two hour Internet connection to complete the process and receive the notice of completion.
. No records are kept on the website.
. Sign the printed certificate and send to the City Clerk's office where it will be kept on file.
Those who take the online training may wish to know the following information:
. Register at the FPPC website at any time. The registration is valid for six (6) months.
. Once registered, review the HELP tab at the top of the page for Frequently Asked Questions before beginning.
. After registering, but before beginning the process, users may prefer to go to the resource links to view the information.
. The START link at the bottom of each page will bring the user back to the first page of the course.
. Users may prefer to have two tabs open on the computer to allow viewing the resources separately from the course itself.
Printed materials are available in the City Clerk's office on request.
If a two hour ethics training class has been completed with another government agency within the past year and complies with the AB 1234 requirements, that certificate will meet the City of Torrance obligation. Copies should be submitted to the City Clerk's office at 3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
Contact the City Clerk's office at 310.618.2870 or CityClerk@TorranceCA.Gov.
Ethics Resources for Further Reference
Public Service Ethical Dilemmas Analyzed
Contact the FPPC online information if you have questions about the course itself.
Contact the City Clerk's office at 310.618.2870 if you have issues with this website.