Rule 2-12 Training.

(a) Mandatory pre-election training. Participating candidates, their campaign managers, treasurers or persons with significant managerial control over a campaign shall be required to attend a training provided by the Board concerning compliance with the requirements of the Program and use of the Program software. Such training shall be completed in accordance with a schedule to be published by the Board. For purposes of determining compliance with this rule, "persons with significant managerial control" shall not include campaign consultants, and the individual attending the training must be listed on the candidate's filer registration.

(b) Optional Post-Election Training. In order to prepare campaigns to respond effectively to issues raised in the draft audit report, the Act encourages candidates and their staffs to attend post-election audit trainings. Pursuant to § 3-710(1) of the Code, where the candidate, the campaign manager, or the treasurer has attended a post-election audit training provided by the Board, the Board will issue final audit reports within fourteen months after the deadline for submission of the final disclosure report for the covered election, in the case of city council and borough-wide races, and within sixteen months after the deadline for submission of the final disclosure report for the covered election in the case of citywide races. The deadlines for attendance at such trainings shall be:

(1) For city council and borough-wide races, the earlier of twenty days following issuance of the draft audit report or eight months after the deadline for submission of the final disclosure report for the covered election;

(2) For citywide races, the earlier of twenty days following issuance of the draft audit report or ten months after the deadline for submission of the final disclosure report for the covered election.