Open Government Training

State Law

Washington’s open government requirements are in state law. Open public records laws are at RCW 42.56. Open public meeting laws are at RCW 42.30 and RCW 42.32. These are Washington’s “sunshine laws.” In addition, records management and retention laws are RCW 40.14.

Training is Required

Effective July 1, 2014, the Open Government Training Act (ESB5964) requires many public officials and all agency records officers to receive the training.

The online training curriculum is divided into two parts.

Lesson 1: Open Public Meetings Act - RCW 42.30 and RCW 42.32


 Lesson 2: Public Records Act - RCW 42.56 and RCW 40.14

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