Best Free Ethics Courses

Find the best online Free Ethics Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Social Media Ethics

Just because you can tweet it, doesn't mean you should. Learn to do the right thing on social media.

Created by Eric Schwartzman - Digital Marketing Consultant


Students: 13731, Price: Free

Social media ethics training course explains the requirements of the law, how ethics policy applies to social networking and how to engage in ethical conversations on social networks.

Promote ethical conduct online in this self-paced employee training on social media ethics. Certify employees and professionals to use social media effectively while enhancing ethics and compliance. This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn to use social media for business without violating Federal, State and local rules and regulations.

Covers liability for unethical behavior, how the National Labor Relations Act governs social media use at work, professional netiquette standards, rules concerning work related social media use on personal vs. branded social networking accounts, how to avoid provoking defamation, discrimination and harassment claims on social networks, the risks associated with confidentiality and confidential sources and much more.

Social Responsibility and Ethics

CSR Disclosures & Ethics

Created by Prof Robert Ebo Hinson - Marketing Professor


Students: 6839, Price: Free

Introduces the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as it relates to customers, employees, the environment and society at large. It also explains the sometimes complex relationship between business and society by focusing on assurance of CSR disclosures, ethics, conflict of interest in organisations, what it takes to establish a company's corporate ethical culture, and suggests ways managers can keep their companies ethical.

Ethics, Confidentiality, HIPAA, & Mandated Reporting

Basic Training for Violence Peer Counselors in California

Created by Daniel Roman - Community Health Advocate


Students: 3246, Price: Free

The goal of this course is to provide participants with a basic introduction to ethics, confidentiality, HIPAA and mandated reporting. Although it is aimed at violence peer counselors, this course is suitable for anyone who provides peer support services and/or works with young adults. The information covered in this course include:

  • The role of a mandated reporter
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • How confidentiality and minor consent work 
  • 5 Core Professional Values of the Counseling Profession
  • Fundamental principles of professional ethical behavior 

Through this course of 6 lectures, over 40 minutes of video content, informational handouts and 2 quizzes, participants will be able to understand how the law defines child abuse/neglect, articulate what the law requires of a mandated reporter, identify potential evidence of child abuse, know the process for reporting child abuse, understand the basics of HIPAA, and recognize the importance of confidentiality and professional ethical practice.

As violence peer counselors or anyone who provides peer support services, it is important to have a grasp on this content. Participants who take this course will become more informed about the laws and principles of their field - which in turn will greatly benefit their work.

*The name of the person narrating this course is Nicky MacCallum. 

Values and Perspectives in PR Ethics


Created by Bahcesehir University - Office of Distance Education


Students: 428, Price: Free


This course is designed for those who want to learn about the importance of ethics and ethics in the field of public relations.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • explore the ethical issues that can be encountered in public relations, corporate communication and other areas of strategic communications.

  • develop an understanding of the ethical perspectives, ethical issues, ways of understanding and overcoming the ethical dilemmas.

  • learn about Ethics in PR

  • learn about different ethical approaches such as Ethical Relativism - Prima Facie - Virtue-Based Ethics, strategies that could be used to develop persuasive messages with ethical perspectives and codes of ethics practices for professions.

This course is designed to provide a general impression of ethics as general and specifically for public relations. If you work in the field of public relations and communications, this course is for you. Throughout the course, you will find points that appeal to you. During the course, you will have examples that you can reinforce with your daily life. In this context, you will be able to competent on the general definition of ethics and ethics in the field of public relations.


· Introduction to the course. Discussion of the Syllabus

· Ethical relativism, Other ethical perspectives Prima Facie - Virtue based ethics - Fairness/Justice approach - Common good approach

· Ethical perspectives in Public Relations

· Schwartz’ Personal Values and Structural Guidelines(IPRA Example)

· Role of Social roles and sense of Responsibility in PR and Barney’s 5-level schema


Dr. Ömer Vatanartıran

Business Ethics – An Overview

Lets learn about business ethics and its implications

Created by Puneet Sethi - E-Learning Enthusiast


Students: 334, Price: Free


  • It refers to application of ethics in business.

  • It refers to a system of moral values , sense of right & wrong, goodness or badness in our actions their motives and consequences.

  • This course revolves around business ethics & its implications  This subject also talks about moral values and good corporate governance.

  • Companies are supposed to maintain high standards and adhere to certain common business practices. It is good for their business & overall reputation in the market

  • In this session , I have tried to complete scope, theories & implications of business ethics which is necessary for conducting business activities in a efficient manner.

  • This concept also covers CSR Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Social responsibility means that individuals and companies have a duty to act in the best interests of their environment and society as a whole.

This course is specifically designed for students of management/commerce and anyone who want to know about ethical aspects of running a business/employment/profession.

It is advisable to have a basic level knowledge of business and management studies.

However, general students who wants to know overview of Business ethics may also find this course useful.

Who this course is for:

  • anyone who have interest to learn about business ethics

  • anyone who desires to get acquainted with the ethical aspects of moral values or any person engaged in following activities:-

Marketing & Sales

Public relations


Consumer interest protection

Business meeting

Distribution of national wealth

Labor & Social Welfare

Self Business or employment or profession