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  • FEC Record: Outreach

FEC to host June 15 Trade Association PAC Webinar (2022)

May 2, 2022
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The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for trade associations and their political action committees (PACs) on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. These interactive 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.

Attendees can choose one of two options. Option 1 includes three sessions: a morning session, Basics for Beginners, which will introduce federal campaign finance laws, regulations, and reporting requirements to those new to federal committees; and a two-part Trade Association PAC Operations webinar in the afternoon, which will go into much more detail on fundraising and disclosure rules that apply to trade association PACs. Option 2, for those with more experience, includes just the two afternoon sessions.

During the webinar, Commission staff from the Information and Reports Analysis Divisions will explain the campaign finance rules that apply to these types of committees and lead participants through different reporting scenarios based on common activity. Throughout the training, participants will be able to interact with presenters and hosts through a Q&A function and poll questions.

Note: This webinar is tailored to PACs set up and administered by trade associations. Webinars for corporate PACs and membership/labor organization PACs will be held on May 11 and May 25, respectively.

Webinar information

The training will take place via Zoom Webinar. An email containing a link to workshop materials, technical information and additional instructions will be sent to registered participants on June 14, 2022.

Registration information

The cost for Option 1 (Basics & Operations) is $80. The cost for Option 2 (Operations only) is $60. To register, visit the FEC Training Payment page on (the government’s secure portal for online payments). Please note that refunds of automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments are not readily available.

Webinar schedule

June 15, 2022

Option 1 (Full-day)
Basics for Beginners 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 1 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 2 2:45 - 4:15 PM Eastern Time
Option 2 (Half-day)
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 1 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 2 2:45 - 4:15 PM Eastern Time

Registration questions

Please direct all questions about the webinar to or call the FEC’s Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6).

Learning credits

The FEC will provide all attendees with a letter certifying participation in the webinar, which participants can use to independently apply for CLE or other credits. Email if you have further questions related to educational credit.


  • Author 
    • Isaac Baker
    • Communications Specialist