Town Law Sections 267 and 271, Village Law Sections 7-712 and 7-718, and General City Law Sections 27 and 81 provide that effective January 1, 2007, all planning board and zoning board of appeals members in New York State, as well as alternate members of those boards, must complete a minimum of four hours of training each year
It is up to the legislative body of the town, village and city to specify which activities qualify as training to satisfy the state requirements.
The following links will provide more information on this new requirement.
DOS Annual Training of Planning & ZBA Members
DOS Sample Training Resolution
THC Sample Training Resolution
Commission on Rural Resources Fact sheet
NYPF Promoting the Training of Planning & Zoning Officials