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.
Each year, 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.
For questions about the conference program, call the FEC's Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6) or locally, 202-694-1100, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, contact information and track of interest (candidate, party or corporate/labor/trade PAC).
2019-20 regional conference schedule
|August 27-28, 2019||Chicago, Illinois||Check back for event details and registration info|
|October 29-30, 2019||San Diego, California||Check back for event details and registration info|
|Early 2020||TBA||Check back for dates and location info|
The FEC conducts frequent webinars to help committees comply with the campaign finance law. These online workshops include day-long programs that provide an overview of the rules for candidates, parties and PACs, as well as 90-minute 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. If a webinar sells out, a waiting list will be maintained in the event there are cancellations.
|Subject||Date and time||Registration|
|Corporations and their PACs
Basics for Beginners, PAC Operations (Full-day)
PAC Operations only (Half-day)
10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
1:00 - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
$80 to attend
$60 to attend
|Candidate 101: Getting Started||Wednesday, 03/13/2019
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
$30 to attend
|Member/Labor PAC Webinar||Wednesday, 03/27/2019||Check back
|Trade Association PAC Webinar||Wednesday, 04/24/2019||Check back
|Political Party Committee Webinar||Wednesday, 05/22/2019||Check back
|Candidate Committee Webinar||Wednesday, 06/12/2019||Check back
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:One is an online training service that enables political committees and other groups to schedule live, interactive training sessions tailored specifically to their needs.
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.
For any other questions about FEC training opportunities
1-800-424-9530, menu option 6