All branches and facilities of the Washington State Archives are closed to the public until at least April 6th. 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 
April 6CANCELLED: RIM Escape Room02:00 PM to 03:00 PMOlympia Register
April 8Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
April 15CANCELLED: RIM Escape Room02:00 PM to 03:00 PMOlympia Register
April 16CANCELLED - Organizing the File Room Workshop08:30 AM to 12:30 PMSnohomish Register
April 30CANCELLED - Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMQuincy Register
May 7Organizing the File Room Workshop12:30 PM to 04:30 PMSequim Register
May 8Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMKent Register
May 13Updating State Agency Schedules Workshop09:00 AM to 12:00 PMOlympia Register
May 14Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMKelso Register
May 20Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMRepublic Register
May 20Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMRepublic Register
May 20Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
June 4Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMPasco Register
June 4Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMPasco Register
June 10Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
June 19Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMSilverdale Register
June 23Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMVancouver Register
June 24Basics of Managing Schools Records10:00 AM to 11:00 AMWebinar Register
July 8Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
July 15Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMShoreline Register
July 15Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMShoreline Register
July 16Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMCheney Register
August 4Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMRepublic Register
August 11Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMVancouver Register
August 11Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMVancouver Register
August 12Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
August 26Basics of Managing Schools Records10:00 AM to 11:00 AMWebinar Register
September 9Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
September 10Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMKelso Register
September 10Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMKelso Register
September 18Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMSilverdale Register
September 18Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMSilverdale Register
September 23Organizing the File Room Workshop08:30 AM to 12:30 PMBellingham Register
October 13Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMTumwater Register
October 14Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
October 15Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop08:30 AM to 12:30 PMSnohomish Register
October 21Organizing the File Room Workshop09:00 AM to 01:00 PMShoreline Register
October 29Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMQuincy Register
October 29Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:30 AM to 01:00 PMQuincy Register
November 9Basics of Managing Records08:45 AM to 09:15 AMTumwater Register
November 9Improving 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 19Improving 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 
April 6CANCELLED: Tour of State Records Center11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTumwater Register
April 8Tour of Washington State Library02:00 PM to 03:00 PMTumwater Register
April 9Tour of Washington State Archives Building10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOlympia Register
April 14Tour of State Records Center11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTumwater Register
April 15Tour of Washington State Library02:00 PM to 03:00 PMTumwater Register
April 16Tour of Washington State Archives Building10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOlympia Register
April 20Tour of Washington State Library01:30 PM to 02:30 PMTumwater Register
April 22Tour of State Records Center11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTumwater Register
April 23Tour of Washington State Archives Building10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOlympia Register
April 30Tour of State Records Center11:00 AM to 12:00 PMTumwater Register