What training is required of newly elected officials?
All elected officials are required to take Public Information Act training within 90 days of taking office. Government Code §552.012. County commissioners and judges are required to take Open Meetings training within 90 days of taking office. Government Code §551.005. Additionally, county officials are required to earn continuing education hours related to their offices. A list of these requirements can be found on TAC’s Continuing Education Requirements webpage.