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The following courses have been cancelled due to inclement weather:

Ethics Education for Local ABC Boards


This online training is for all members of local Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) boards. Local ABC general managers, attorneys representing ABC Boards, and other local ABC staff may find it helpful to participate. 

In 2010 the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that requires local ABC board members to receive 2 hours of ethics training within 12 months of each initial appointment and reappointment to the board. At the request of the ABC Commission, the School of Government is offering this online training as an easy way for local ABC board members to fulfill this legal requirement. All you need is a computer with internet access.

While this online training does satisfy the legal requirement for local ABC board members’ ethics training, this online training does not satisfy the following ethics training requirements:

  1. Mandatory ethics training for elected members of city councils, county boards of commissioners, and local school boards.
  2. Mandatory ethics training for public servants covered under the State Government Ethics Act (G.S. Chapter 138A).

A note to boards:
Boards are advised to give public notice of a special meeting for ethics training sessions if a majority of the board might be in attendance. This is in keeping with the spirit of the ethics law and out of an abundance of caution concerning the legal requirements for board meetings under the open meetings act. 

IMPORTANT Information About Viewing the Online Module:
We strongly recommend viewing and completing this online module on a desktop PC, Mac, or laptop using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.
• We have discovered that Internet Explorer is NOT a suitable web browser as you may encounter difficulties in downloading the verification form and/or accessing links at the end of the two-hour module.  To avoid these issues, please use Firefox or Chrome to access the online module.
• iPad/Tablet use is also NOT recommended, as there may be difficulty in downloading the verification form at the end of the two-hour module.

CLE Credit:  Attorney Board Members may self-report for up to 2.0 hours of general credit.  The NC State Bar Course number is 140/Sponsor #13 (2013).




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