Risk Management Service Agency

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RMSA provides members with tools and educational opportunities to better manage your risk. Our training is tailored to municipalities, and always free for RMSA members.

On-site trainings

AWC RMSA offers regional on-site trainings throughout the year.

COVID-19 update: At this time, all on-site and regional trainings and non-essential travel are suspended. If you have a need for training for your staff or elected officials, please consider our many online options, as detailed below, or contact rmsa@awcnet.org to discuss training options.


Training reduces risk! It's for this purpose that RMSA provides scholarships to help members attend approved workshops and trainings. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and pay for event registration only. You’ll find many trainings listed each month in RMSA News, selected to receive training scholarships.

Featured trainings

Our featured trainings are focused to help you meet RMSA Member Standards that require training. In most cases, you will need to login to view the training. Contact RMSA for your training login.

RMSA U online

Our extensive catalog of online courses, most just 30-minutes each, focusing on preventing risks facing municipalities. Topics include management, public works, human resources, public safety, and more. Login to RMSA U for the complete course listing.


Human resources trainings

Summit Law webinars

RMSA is proud to offer live webinars to our members through a partnership with Summit Law. Their attorneys are well known for providing practical, high-quality training on a wide range of HR topics. If you’re interested, email RMSA for more details.


Elected officials trainings

Knowing the legal territory

This video series is a must-see for every newly elected mayor and councilmember. Fulfils the Open Government Training Act requirement for elected officials.


Law enforcement trainings

Leixpol webinars

In addition to our online training, members can view webinars provided through our partnership with Lexipol, the nation’s leading resource for law enforcement training and policies.


Firefighting trainings

Fire behavior – Fire growth and fire stages

Understanding the basics of combustion and the way fire behaves. Identifying heat sources that can fuel a fire, and recognizing the components of a fire tetrahedron.


Public works trainings

Sewer systems

Community wastewater management and sewer systems play an important role in sanitation and disease prevention. Review the operation, maintenance, and management of wastewater and sewer systems.


Tutorials and more

Welcome to the AWC Risk Management Service Agency

Security. Stability. Service. We’re ready to serve the cities, towns and municipal entities in Washington. Get some highlights about RMSA services including grants, trainings, loss prevention, pre-litigation services, loss prevention and more.


AWC Conferences

RMSA provides scholarships to the following AWC events:


Member Expo

October 19-23, 2020 | Online
Through AWC's Member Expo, members of AWC’s Member Pooling Programs come together to learn more about the power of pooling, and investing in employees. Relevant topics and engaging speakers discuss topics of importance about health, risk management, safety and workers’ compensation and impacts of drugs & alcohol in the workplace.

This conference is for:

  • Mayors and city staff who are members of any AWC Member Pooling Program
  • Staff from other jurisdictions who are a member of an AWC Member Pooling Program

Note – attendance at the Expo is limited to those jurisdictions that are members of AWC’s Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Service Agency, Workers' Comp Retro Program, or the Drug & Alcohol Consortium.


Labor Relations Institute

May 5-7, 2021 | Yakima
Labor Relations Institute is the premier training event for public sector human resources professionals in Washington. The Institute offers important legal updates, practical guidance, labor relations strategies and networking opportunities to help attendees navigate the complex and ever-changing world of HR.

This conference is for:

  • City and county human resources and labor relations directors and staff, managers and administrators, department heads and supervisors, attorneys, and elected officials
  • Officials in similar positions who work for special purpose districts and state agencies

Note – attendance at the Institute is limited to those who solely represent the interests of management.


AWC Annual Conference

June 22-25, 2021 | Spokane

AWC’s Annual Conference offers a city-focused agenda, with general sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, an exhibit and social events designed to maximize the attendee experience. This conference offers educational, thought-provoking and inspiring sessions about a wide variety of city issues.

This conference is for:

  • City councilmembers, mayors, managers and administrators, and department heads
  • State agency, nonprofit and business personnel with a close working relationship to city decision-makers
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