Washington State Archives provides guidance and support to state and local government agencies in public records management by offering education and training opportunities. Both live in-person sessions and webinars are available, as well as a number of online options. We encourage you to frequently check for updates as we continuously add sessions.


We offer these sessions as pre-recorded videos:

  • A Primer for Public Records (Meets the requirements for the Open Government Training Act (ESB 5964) for retention)
  • Digital Hoarding – Emails "Cleaning House"
  • Email Management
  • Lions and Tigers and Twitter, Oh My! Records Management for Social Media, Texts, Blogs and the Cloud
  • Records Management 101 – The Basics and Why It Matters
  • Retention Schedules "Demystified"
  • Scanning and Tossing Imaging Requirements for the Destruction of Non-Archival Records
  • And more!

Check out the current online offerings


Need to cancel a registration?

To cancel a registration, please use link supplied in confirmation message. Questions? Contact recordsmanagement@sos.wa.gov

Please visit the Attorney General's Open Government Training page for trainings on Open Public Meetings (RCW 42.30 and RCW 42.43) and the Public Records Act for disclosure (RCW 42.56).

DateTraining/WorkshopTimeLocationDetails
Dec 06WEBINAR - Scanning and Tossing - Requirements for Imaging10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Dec 08WEBINAR - Records Management - The Basics and Why It Matters10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Dec 13Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMBellevue Register
Dec 13WEBINAR - Transferring Paper Records to the Archives10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Dec 13Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMBellevue Register
Dec 13Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMBellevue Register
Dec 14WEBINAR - Plugging the Hole and Changing Course: Records Management and Public Disclosure10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Register
Dec 15WEBINAR - Digital Hoarding - Emails10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Dec 22WEBINAR - Retention Schedules "Demystified"10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Jan 10WEBINAR - Records Management - The Basics and Why It Matters10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Jan 19Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMShoreline Register
Jan 19Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMShoreline Register
Jan 19Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMShoreline Register
Jan 24WEBINAR - Retention Schedules "Demystified"10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Jan 31WEBINAR - Transferring Paper Records to the Archives10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Feb 07WEBINAR - Transferring Scanned Minutes, Ordinances, and/or Resolutions to the Archives10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Feb 14WEBINAR - Transferring Digital Audio Recordings of Meetings to the Archives10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Feb 16Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMLakewood Register
Feb 16Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMLakewood Register
Feb 16Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMLakewood Register
Feb 21WEBINAR - Transferring E-Publications to the Archives (LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ONLY)10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Mar 07WEBINAR - Transferring Scanned Agenda Packets to the Archives10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Mar 14WEBINAR - Transferring Digital Audio Recordings of Meetings to the Archives10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Mar 28Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMBellevue Register
Mar 28WEBINAR - Transferring E-Publications to the Archives (LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ONLY)10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOnline Webinar Register
Mar 28Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMBellevue Register
Mar 28Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMBellevue Register
Apr 25Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMSilverdale Register
Apr 25Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMSilverdale Register
Apr 25Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMSilverdale Register
Jul 25Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMSilverdale Register
Jul 25Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMSilverdale Register
Jul 25Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMSilverdale Register
Sep 14Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMLakewood Register
Sep 14Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMLakewood Register
Sep 14Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMLakewood Register
Nov 09Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMShoreline Register
Nov 09Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMShoreline Register
Nov 09Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMShoreline Register
Dec 12Records Management 1019:00 AM to 11:00 AMBellevue Register
Dec 12Transferring Records to the Archives11:00 AM to 12:00 PMBellevue Register
Dec 12Electronic Records Management 1.01:00 PM to 4:00 PMBellevue Register