Department of State
Training Assistance
Online Interactive Training Courses
Local Government Tech Helpline
(518) 473-3355
(800) 367-8488

These interactive courses are available for free to local officials and anyone interested in learning from them. It is not necessary to register with the New York Department of State to complete these courses. If you opt to take the quiz at the end of the course, you will be able to print the results as proof of having completed the course.

The courses vary in length, but all take between an hour and two hours to complete.


For more information about the online course format, visit the Online Training Help page »

To learn more about each course and to start learning, select from the links below to visit
the course website:

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Aging in Place »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Conducting Meetings and Hearings »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Historic Preservation »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Introduction to the State Environmental Quality Review Act »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Local Government Public Officers »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Making A Good Record »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Planning Board Overview »

Conducting Meetings & Hearings  Zoning Board of Appeals Overview »