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Trainings

The Federal Election Commission offers many opportunities for training on the federal campaign finance laws. This page provides information on our regional conferences, educational webinars, e-learning videos and specialized online training workshops. It also explains how to invite a Commissioner or FEC staff member to speak to an organization or group.

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Conferences

FECConnect Regional

Every election cycle, the FEC hosts two-day regional conferences where Commissioners and staff conduct a variety of technical workshops on the law. Discussion topics include fundraising, reporting and communications. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the basic provisions of the law, as well as for those more experienced in campaign finance law.

NOTE: In 2023, the FEC hosted single-day, in-person seminars at its Washington, DC, headquarters in lieu of regional conferences. We plan to resume regional conferences in the 2025-26 election cycle.

For questions about the conference program, call the FEC's Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6), or send an email to conferences@fec.gov.


Educational webinars

FECConnect Live

The FEC conducts frequent webinars to help committees comply with the campaign finance law. These online workshops include two-day programs that provide in-depth training on the rules for candidates, parties and PACs, as well as two-hour, topic-based webinars that offer timely guidance on issue that arise during the election cycle.

All of these webinars are available online only. You can participate right at your desk, and avoid the time and expense of traveling to DC. Online materials and technical information will be provided to those who register.

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Prepayment is required.


Webinar schedule

Subject Date and time Registration
July Quarterly Reporting & FECFile Webinars
for Candidate Committees

Reporting Webinar
FECFile Webinar
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
2:30p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Now open

$20 to attend
$20 to attend
July Quarterly/Monthly Webinar
for PACs and Party Committees

FECFile Webinar
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Now open

$20 to attend


Informal discussions

FECConnect OnTopic

The FEC hosts periodic informal discussions on specific topics of interest to filers. During these 30-minute online gatherings, FEC staff brief participants on a topic, respond to questions and moderate the discussion. OnTopic sessions are free, but pre-registration is required. Attendance is limited to facilitate discussion.

OnTopic schedule

Check back for future OnTopic events


E-learning videos

FECConnet OnDemand

As a supplement to our conferences, workshops and other educational outreach programs, the FEC offers instructional videos on our YouTube channel, FECConnect On Demand. Specific videos are also included within the Help for candidates and committees section of our website.

Specialized training for organizations

FECConnect One on One

FECConnect One:One is an online training service that enables political committees and other groups to schedule live, interactive training sessions tailored specifically to their needs.

Public appearances

FEC Commissioners and staff often accept invitations to speak to groups on campaign finance issues. To invite a Commissioner or FEC staff member to speak, please contact the Information Division.

Questions

For any other questions about FEC training opportunities

Toll free

1-800-424-9530, menu option 6

Local

202-694-1100