RTKL Training

The Office of Open Records regularly conducts training on the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act for groups that wish to learn about the application of these laws. In addition, the OOR often partners with various organizations or associations (e.g., the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania State Associations of Township Supervisors, and the Pennsylvania State Associations of Boroughs) to provide a presenter or panelist.

Since the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration in March 2020, all of our training has been internet-based, either through our regularly scheduled webinars (generally every Wednesday morning), or with a customized session upon request.

The webinars are presented via Teams software, and can be accessed by clicking on the link in the session announcement on the Training Calendar, or using the link that we distribute on our email blasts and tweets. If you don’t have Teams, you may be asked to use the Microsoft Teams app, which is easily downloaded at no charge. The sessions consist of a PowerPoint deck with live narration. Participants can submit questions using the chat feature.

We also can use other software platforms such as Zoom. If your group would like to schedule a customized training session, please contact our office at or 717-346-9903. You can also complete this online Training Request form.

We look forward to resuming live sessions when circumstances permit.

You may want to review PowerPoint presentations and training videos for current and prior training events.