As of Monday, July 20, 2020, the Washington State Archives branches in Olympia and Ellensburg are open to researchers by appointment only. For more information, please visit our page regarding the closure.

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 also offer many of the live webinar sessions as pre-recorded videos for online training:

 Check out the current online offerings


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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).

Agency Trainings

DateTraining NameTimeLocation 
November 9CANCELLED - Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMTumwater Register
November 9CANCELLED - Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMTumwater Register
November 12Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
November 19CANCELLED - Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop12:30 PM to 04:30 PMSequim Register
December 9Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register

Public Events

DateEvent NameTimeLocation 
November 6Free webinar: Preserving historical scrapbooks and creating new ones that last10:00 AM to 11:30 AMWebinar Register