Ethics Training Program

St. Johns County Ethics Training Resources

Online Courses

To access the online courses, click the blue links below.

  • Voting Conflicts – Local Officers (mp4 video)
    This 55-minute presentation addresses the voting conflicts statute as applied to local officers. It discusses the differences in voting conflicts at the state and local level, as well as the circumstances in which a voting conflict for a local officer will not be found. Finally, it covers how a local officer should respond if a voting conflict is presented.
  • Gifts for Local Government Officials (mp4 video)
    This 45-minute presentation addresses the laws pertaining to gifts, "things of value," and honoraria, as they apply to local government officers and employees. It discusses what gifts may be accepted, what is prohibited, and what must be reported.
  • Ethics Laws (mp3 audio)
    This 50-minute presentation addresses conflicting business and employment relationships, blind trusts, prohibitions on public employees holding office and dual public employment, post-office-holding (revolving door) prohibitions, voting conflicts, and additional restrictions, for state level and/or local level public officers, public employees, and certain others, including but not limited to members of the Legislature.
  • Gift Laws (mp3 audio)
    This 25-minute presentation addresses the gift requirements applicable to members of the Legislature. It was originally created for members of the House of Representatives, but may offer insight for anyone interested in the topic of gift acceptance and reporting.

All links above lead to material on the Florida Commission on Ethics website.

Public Records

Documenting Course Completion

After each course, document the date of completion on the certification of completion form. Once all of the courses are complete and all of the dates have been filled in, sign the form and return it the Office of the County Attorney.

Additional Resources

Additional training on these subjects can be found at Florida Commission on Ethics