In accordance with Governor Lamont’s directive concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of State Ethics is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to provide services through telework and will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances. Please feel free to contact us at 860-263-2400 or by email at: ( We will retrieve and respond to voice mail and email communications as promptly as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

Online Training

Ethics Training

The Office of State Ethics offers training on the Codes of Ethics for public officials, state employees, lobbyists, state contractors, and other interested groups.


Original Ethics 101 Online Course Revised June 2019

Our Original “Ethics 101” for public officials and state employees course has been updated and will serve to familiarize you with Connecticut’s Office of State Ethics and the ethics laws to which you are subject.

Throughout the course you will be asked a series of ungraded knowledge check questions regarding the course material. When you answer the questions correctly, you will advance to the next section. At the end of the course, you must pass a final assessment with a minimum score of 80% to demonstrate competency of the material.

This training takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes to complete, depending on the speed of each individual learner.

You may take this course on any device:  phone, laptop, tablet and pc.

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If you are having issues with the Certificate of Completion you may download this version:

Ethics 101 Certificate of Completion

Coming Soon ethics-Learning Mini Modules

Our newly designed e-learning environment will capture compelling visual experiences that will utilize videos, web interfaces and resources that are self-guided and contain tutorials, documents and instructions. 

Access to short training modules--customized for specific positions and covering a wide range of ethics topics and different sections of the Code of Ethics will be available directly from our website using any device

Our modules will eliminate redundancy and provide relevant courses to meet annual training requirements. 


View our mini-module

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In-Person Ethics Training

Why Ethics Matter – Knowing the Limits

Course Description:

The Code of Ethics tells public officials and state employees what they should do in challenging situations.  Learn how the Code of Ethics directs how we conduct ourselves as professionals. We will discuss the top ten ethics rules and when the rules apply.  Even if it is right to do, should you?

In this class, participants will learn:

  • Ethics Limits
  • Top Ten Ethics Rules for Public Officials, State Employees and Lobbyists and State Contractors
  • When the Rules Apply

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Nancy S. Nicolescu, Director of Education and Communications

Mailing Address:
Office of State Ethics
18-20 Trinity Street, Suite 205
Hartford, CT   06106-1660

Main Phone Number: 860-263-2400
Direct:  860-263-2397

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