October 28, 2020
October 17, 2022

Lobbyists planning to lobby in an upcoming legislative session can complete their registration beginning in October.

State law requires registered lobbyists to file a new registration statement every two years. The deadline is the second Monday in January of odd-numbered years. Failure to do so terminates the lobbyist's registration.

Before lobbyists register for the new biennium, they must certify that they have taken the latest version of the Legislative Code of Conduct training. Lobbyists can find the training at either of the following locations:

Washington State House of Representatives YouTube page Lobbyist Conduct 092022 - YouTube

Washington State Senate YouTube page Lobbyist Conduct 092022 - YouTube

The conduct training was updated Sept. 28, 2022, so if you completed the training in a previous year you must take it again.

You can certify each lobbyist’s completion of the updated training in the “edit lobbyist information” screen of the PDC lobbyist reporting system.

Questions about the code of conduct training itself should be directed to trainingsupport@leg.wa.gov

For help with the PDC's lobbyist reporting system, see our short video tutorials. Answers to frequently asked questions and more detailed instructions on lobbyist reporting are available on our website.

PDC staff also are available to help. Please email pdc@pdc.wa.gov