Contractor Training

There are both required and optional training opportunities for businesses who work on prevailing wage projects. The required training is necessary, under law, to bid on prevailing wage projects. The optional training offers guidance for businesses to use the online tools, such as the Contractor Portal  and learning about prevailing wage requirements.

Required Training for Businesses

Training required for businesses

All businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects. Use the Verify a Contractor tool to see whether your business or other businesses need to take the training.

NoteYou may continue working on a public works project that starts before July 1, 2019, and continues on or after July 1 without needing to meet this training requirement.

Who's exempt from the training

You are exempt from this training requirement if you've been in business with an active Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for 3 or more years AND have performed work on 3 or more public works projects.

Training options

We have 2 training options available for your business:

Online

Access online training through your Public Works Dashboard. Take this training at your own pace during any time of the day. Once completed, you'll meet this new requirement. Learn more about how to access this training.

In-person

Check out L&I's Contractor Training Days held around the state to sign up and attend our in-person, 3-hour training class. Sign up early as classes and registrations are limited.

Further Information
Questions?

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Related Resources

Mailing address

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Prevailing Wage Section
PO BOX 44540
Olympia WA 98504-4540

Location

7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater WA 98501

Optional Training Resources

The free optional training offer guidance for your business to use online tools and learn about prevailing wage requirements.

Get started filing required documents at the Public Works Dashboard

Visit the Public Works Dashboard to begin filing paperwork and download step-by-step instructions.

Certified Payroll training videos

View a series of six videos to learn how to file certified payroll online. You will learn how to enter payroll information and file weekly reports, as well as the option to upload multiple files using an XML document.

Attend a workshop

Check out L&I's Contractor Training Days held around the state to sign up and attend our in-person, 3-hour training class. Sign up early as classes and registrations are limited.

Questions

Send us an email with your questions or suggestions.

Related Resources
Mailing address

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Prevailing Wage Section
PO BOX 44540
Olympia WA 98504-4540

Location

7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater WA 98501