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Sunshine Laws Training Schedule

The Sunshine Laws Certification Training provided by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is a three-hour certificate session provided to public officials or their appropriate designees and public employees, as well as members of the general public.
 
Ohio Revised Code Section 109.43(B) provides that:

The attorney general shall develop, provide, and certify training programs and seminars for all elected officials or their appropriate designees, and for all future officials who choose to satisfy the training requirement before taking office, in order to enhance the officials’ knowledge of the duty to provide access to public records as required by section 149.43 of the Revised Code and to enhance their knowledge of the open meetings laws set forth in section 121.22 of the Revised Code.  The training shall be three hours for every term of office for which the elected official or future official was appointed or elected to the public office involved.

Attendance at a session by an elected official or his or her designee satisfies the training requirement of R.C. 109.43. In addition each session is certified for three hours of Continuing Legal Education for Ohio attorneys. Each session includes an in-depth analysis of Ohio Public Records Act, and a brief review of Ohio’s Open Meetings Law.
 
The trainings are offered in Columbus and throughout Ohio, and are always open to members of the general public. Local governmental entities which wish to arrange for a training in their area may do so by contacting the Public Records Unit by email to secure further information on the scheduling processes.
 
Click on the desired training location below to register:  

2021 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - December 10, 2021 (click title to register)

Date: Fri, Dec 10, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High Street, Franklin Room CD
Columbus, OH 43215

This seminar is hosted by The County Commissioners Association of Ohio and County Engineers Association of Ohio as part of their  2021 Annual Winter Conference.  This portion of the conference is open to the public and free of charge.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

This course provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)


Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.

2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout
 

2021 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Virtual Webcast - 12/15/2021

Date: Wed, Dec 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Virtual Webcast - Overview of Ohio's Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act

  • This training provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)
  • This training provides three (3) general CLE hours for attorneys.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.
2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout

Register Now

2022 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Virtual Webcast - 01/26/2022

Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Virtual Webcast - Overview of Ohio's Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act

  • This training provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)
  • This training provides three (3) general CLE hours for attorneys.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.
2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout

Register Now

2022 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Virtual Webcast - 03/08/2022

Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Virtual Webcast - Overview of Ohio's Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act

  • This training provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)
  • This training provides three (3) general CLE hours for attorneys.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.
2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout

Register Now

2022 Sunshine Laws Certified Training-Avon Lake, March 24, 2022 (click on title to register)

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Avon Lake Public Library
Waugaman Gallery
32649 Electric Boulevard
Avon Lake, Ohio

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

This course provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)


Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.

Check back on this page in mid-March for a link to the 2022 Sunshine Laws Manual and an updated Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout.

2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
​Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout
 

2022 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Virtual Webcast - 04/21/2022

Date: Thu, Apr 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Virtual Webcast - Overview of Ohio's Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act

  • This training provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)
  • This training provides three (3) general CLE hours for attorneys.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.
2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout

Register Now

2022 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Virtual Webcast - 06/08/2022

Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Virtual Webcast - Overview of Ohio's Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act

  • This training provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)
  • This training provides three (3) general CLE hours for attorneys.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

Reference materials for this training are provided below to download and/or print.
2021 Sunshine Laws Manual
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda
Sunshine Laws PowerPoint Handout

Register Now