Training/Certification

The Open Government Unit offers various training programs each calendar year that are open to the public. Public bodies can also reach out to us to schedule a training session for a specific public body or municipality. To maximize resources and promote open government, presentations/trainings should be made available to all city/town departments and all agency departments. Contact us at opengovernment@riag.ri.gov or 401-274-4400, ext. 2020 to schedule a training.

Open Government Summit

The 23rd Annual Open Government Summit was held virtually on Friday, July 30, 2021. A live stream of the summit is available here.

Annual Open Government Summit Documents

APRA Certification

By law, every public body must have at least one designated individual who is trained and certified to handle APRA requests. Public bodies must certify annually to the Office of the Attorney General using the form below that designated individuals have been provided orientation and training.

The training requirement may be satisfied annually by attending a training session in person or by viewing a recent video of an APRA presentation by the Office of the Attorney General. Attendance or viewing must be certified to satisfy the requirement.

    Submit the certification form to agsummit@riag.ri.gov, or mail to:

    Attn: Open Government Unit
    Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
    150 South Main Street
    Providence, RI 02903

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