NOTICE: REcords Management training classes have resumed but, due to continuing constraints from covid-19, can only accommodate a maximum of 50 attendees. a change in covid-19 restrictions could result in cancellation of classes. notification will be sent to attendees should that occur.


The Records Management program currently offers free training on records management related topics. Advance registration is required to ensure seating is avaialble and class materials can be provided in advance of the class date.

The training provides an overview of records management requirements for government agencies to aid in the development of a sound Records Management Program and involves guidance for complying with Louisiana's public records law (LA Revised Statutes Title 44). 

Topics covered include retention schedule development and implementation, procedures for proper disposal of records, and guidance on transferring records to the State Archives Records Center for temporary storage or to the permanent holdings of the Louisiana State Archives, where applicable.

All classes are schedule from 8:30 am to 12 noon. Registrants are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class. Attendees are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater as some find the rooms to be cooler than expected. If space is not available for the requested date, the agency's designated records liaison will be notified. Class dates for the remainder of 2020 are as follows:

  • August 18
  • September 17
  • October 15 (cancelled due to early voting)
  • November 17
  • December 8 (cancelled due to facility renovations)

To register for classes offered at the State Archives, please send us your Records Management Training Registration Form by sending a message, by fax to 225.922.1220 or by mail to:

 Louisiana State Archives
 Attn: Records Management 
 P.O. Box 94125
 Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Forms should be sent so that they can be received at least three days in advance of the class. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If a class you select is full, you will be contacted to reschedule for the next available date. A registration confirmation will be sent with instructions on how to download class handouts. Questions about this training can be directed to the program's records analysts by sending a message or by phone at 225.922.0104.

Class Locations

All Baton Rouge classes will be held at:

Louisiana State Archives
Wade O. Martin Jr. Auditorium
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809