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:

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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 
October 27Basics of Managing Fire and EMS Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
November 10Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:45 AMWebinar Register
November 17Basics of Managing Personnel Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
November 24Basics of Managing Law Enforcement Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
December 8Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:45 AMWebinar Register
December 15Basics of Managing Port Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
December 22Basics of Managing School Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register

Public Events

DateEvent NameTimeLocation 
October 30A public trust: Webinar on records and research at Puget Sound Regional Branch10:00 AM to 11:00 AMWebinar Register