Welcome to the AB 1234 Self-Study Program developed with Metropolitan Water District directors and officers in mind. All California public officials who are serving in state offices from January 1, 2006 (and whose terms do not end before January 1, 2007) are required to complete mandated ethics training within that calendar year and every two years after that. Public officials who begin terms after January 1, 2006 must complete the mandated training within one year of assuming office. While this program was designed specifically to meet the needs of MWD public officials, other public officials may use this tool to complete their AB 1234 training. This program covers all topics required by the state for instruction. However, your own agency may have additional requirements within its own policies.
This self-study series covers the foundational ethics training required by AB 1234. It is expected that you will fulfill the minimum 2-hour training period by listening to the full audio stream and reviewing the writing materials so that you can pass the self-tests included with each section. This program groups the 19 core topic areas required for study by the FPPC for easy understanding. Each audio stream and study sheet is divided into four short focused segments. Most of the audio stream segments are 5 minutes or less in length. Separating topics into short segments allows officials to complete the self-study at their own pace.
What you find here is a duplicate of the material included on the three part Ethics Matters CD series that is available from Metropolitan’s Ethics Office. Please let us know if you would prefer the material presented in that format.
Other provisions of AB 1234 not addressed by the self-study series include reporting requirements for reimbursement for special district director's activities. Please contact your agency’s General Counsel if you have questions about material found in this series or if you have other questions relating to AB 1234.
You may follow the links from this letter to the following sections:
Open Government and Transparency Laws
Public Office and Personal Gain
Power and Privilege