Ethics Training

The ethics reform law imposes mandatory education and training requirements on public employers and public employees.  The law authorizes the State Ethics Commission to establish procedures to implement and ensure compliance with these requirements. Employees are required to complete training every two years and within 30 days of employment. These implementation procedures are issued pursuant to that authority.  

To complete the training, please complete the following steps:

1.  Visit the website:

2.  Click Create Your Account

3.  Enter your email address, name, select Fall River as your agency/organization and enter your department, board, or agency.

4.  Click the “Get Access” button, and the following message will appear: A message has been sent to the email address you specified with instructions for creating your password. (Please be sure to check your Spam folder, if needed). You may now close this window.

5.  Click on the “skillburst” link in the email and create a login and password. Return to the original sign-in screen and log in using those credentials.

6.  Upon logging in for the first time, you will have two courses assigned to you, the Conflict of Interest Training and the Acknowledgment Receipt of the Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law. For the Acknowledgment, select the one for municipal employees.

7.  The online training will take approximately 1 hour to complete and will require the use of an internet connection and speakers. You can stop part way through and resume later, if necessary.

Upon completion of the training, you will receive an email confirming completion with a link to print or save the Certificate and Acknowledgment of Receipt for your records.

No printed or emailed copies need to be forwarded to the City Clerk’s office.

For problems accessing the online training portal, please review the State Ethics Commission’s FAQ/Troubleshooting guide at