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:

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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 
March 10Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:45 AMWebinar Register
March 17Basics of Managing Payroll Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
March 24Basics of Managing School Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
April 14Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:45 AMWebinar Register
April 21Basics of Managing School Personnel Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
April 28Basics of Managing Fire and EMS Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
May 12Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:30 AMWebinar Register
May 19Basics of Managing Financial Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
May 26Basics of Managing Law Enforcement Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
June 9Basics of Managing Records10:00 AM to 10:45 AMWebinar Register
June 16Basics of Managing Personnel Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register
June 23Basics of Managing School Records10:00 AM to 11:15 AMWebinar Register

Public Events

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