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Sunshine Law Training

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office provides free Sunshine Laws Certification Training, also known as Certified Public Records Training (CPRT), in Columbus and elsewhere throughout Ohio.

The three-hour certificate session is available to public officials or their appropriate designees, public employees, and members of the general public. Attendance at a session satisfies the requirement of R.C. 109.43(B) that elected officials or their appropriate designees attend such training once during each term of office. The program also is certified for three hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for Ohio attorneys.

Each session includes an in-depth analysis of the Ohio Public Records Act and a brief review of Ohio’s Open Meeting Laws. Pre-registration is recommended.

To register for an upcoming training session, go to

To learn more about the training or to schedule a session in your area, contact Mark Altier, director of open government, at (614) 466-2859 or by email.

Currently Scheduled Sessions
  • Dec. 6, 2019: Columbus, Franklin County (in conjunction with County Commissioners’ Association Annual Meeting), noon to 3:15 p.m.
  • May 12, 2020: Kirtland, Lakeland Community College (time TBD)
  • May 20, 2020: East Canton (location and time TBD)