Title 36, Chapter 20, Section 2
The General Assembly finds and declares that it is in the best
interests of the citizens of this state to require newly elected
members of a county governing authority, prior to taking office, to
attend a course of training and education on matters pertaining to
the administration and operation of county government. The purpose
of such course shall be to instruct such individuals in the powers,
duties, and responsibilities of their positions of public trust.