Design training

Find design training opportunities and resources.


The Statewide Design training overview (PDF 1.1MB) explains the many types of training available, how to find trainers and how to be informed of upcoming trainings.

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

See the Design Academy flyer for 2024 (PDF 383KB)

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.

Consultant training

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

The following video courses are also available for credit in the Learning Center for WSDOT Staff:


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


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

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.

Use this Plans Quality Management workbook (XLSM 1MB) as a template for quality management (including project management plan, 30/60/90/100 plans review checklists and CAD checklist.

166,800 electric vehicle

registrations in Washington in 2023, up from 114,600 in 2022.

87 wetland compensation sites

actively monitored on 918 acres in 2023.

25,000 safe animal crossings

in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since 2014.