Design training

A number of design training resources are available to employees and are listed below.

For training opportunities in other divisions and disciplines within the agency, please refer to the WSDOT trainers contact list (PDF 94KB)


Design courses training matrix (PDF 201KB) will help you find the courses you need and give you priority recommendations.

Design documentation (PDF 4.54MB) and design analysis training (PDF 10.5MB) are available from your Assistant State Design Engineer covering the design documentation process and how to write a design analysis. WSDOT employees can access The Learning Center on insideDOT for the next available class.

WSDOT Contract Review OLT explains basic WSDOT contract plans review principles. This course is available for credit in the Learning Center for WSDOT staff.

Project Management elearning has video courses of Change Management, Negotiation Essentials, and Risk Management.

Project Management Training Path (PDF 252KB)


Subscribe to the “Design Training News” Listserv. The Listserv includes the Training Newsletter, Monday Morning Minute, Grub Club, and all other training announcements.


Find specialty groups and contacts (PDF 475KB) within WSDOT.  This resource has descriptions of the WSDOT specialty groups and the last two pages have contacts for each group.

Slow down – lives are on the line.

In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.