ENSURING OPEN AND HONEST GOVERNMENT

Freedom of Information Act & Open Meetings Act:
Electronic Training


New Training Requirement for 2012
Pursuant to Section 1.05 (b) of OMA, each elected and appointed member of a public body subject to OMA must successfully complete the electronic training between January 1, 2012, and January 1, 2013. Those persons who become members of a public body after January 1, 2012, must complete the electronic training not later than 90 days after the member takes the oath of office or otherwise assume responsibilities as a member of a public body. A member who completes the training and files a copy of the certificate of completion with the public body is not required to subsequently complete this training under subsection (b). The Public Access Counselor in the Attorney General’s Office is responsible for developing these training programs.


Pursuant to Section 3.5(b) of FOIA, all FOIA Officers must successfully complete this electronic training curriculum within 30 days after assuming the position. Thereafter, FOIA officers must successfully complete the electronic training each year that he or she continues to serve as a FOIA officer. The Public Access Counselor in the Attorney General's Office is responsible for developing these training programs.


Pursuant to Section 1.05 of OMA, all OMA Designees must successfully complete the electronic training on an annual basis. When a public body designates an additional employee, officer or member to receive this training, that person must successfully complete the electronic training within 30 days after that designation. The Public Access Counselor in the Attorney General's Office is responsible for developing these training programs.


Register as a FOIA Officer, OMA Designee, or a OMA Public Body Member
Login to the FOIA/OMA Portal

If you are a member of the general public and are interested in accessing the same training program that the FOIA/OMA officers are taking, click this link: General Public Training This training is not recorded and can be accessed as often as you like.