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 29Basics of Managing Records08:15 AM to 08:45 AMWenatchee, WA Register
October 29Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:00 AM to 12:30 PMWenatchee, WA Register
November 13Basics of Managing Records09:00 AM to 09:30 AMOnline Webinar Register
November 14Basics of Managing Records08:15 AM to 08:45 AMYakima, WA Register
November 14Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:00 AM to 12:30 PMYakima, WA Register
November 20Updating State Agency Schedules Workshop09:00 AM to 12:00 PMOlympia, WA Register
November 21Basics of Managing Records08:15 AM to 08:45 AMKelso, WA Register
November 21Improving Your Agency’s Records Management Program Workshop09:00 AM to 12:30 PMKelso, WA Register

Public Events

DateEvent NameTimeLocation 
October 19Digging Deep: Doing Historical Research11:00 AM to 02:00 PMBellevue Register
October 25Haunted Tour of the Archives - 6:00pm06:00 PM to 06:30 PMOlympia Register
October 25Haunted Tour of the Archives - 6:30pm06:30 PM to 07:00 PMOlympia Register
October 25Haunted Tour of the Archives - 7:00pm07:00 PM to 07:30 PMOlympia Register
October 25Haunted Tour of the Archives - 7:30pm07:30 PM to 08:00 PMOlympia Register