Retirement Planning Seminars

Are you planning to retire within the next few years? DRS retirement planning seminars provide information you need as you near retirement. Seminars are held from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays throughout the state. See the schedule.

Seminar topics

  • Preparing for retirement
  • Social Security
  • Health insurance
  • VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association)
  • How to apply for retirement

These are group presentations. Individual appointments with DRS retirement specialists can be made by email or by calling 800-547-6657 or 360-664-7000.

Register for a seminar

  • Using online registration
  • By email
  • By calling 888-711-6676 or 360-664-7300 or 711 for TTY service for the hearing impaired
  • By mail:
    Department of Retirement Systems
    Education and Outreach Team
    PO Box 48380
    Olympia, WA 98504-8380

Seminar preparation

If you haven't checked out these resources, now is the time:

Seminar schedule

See available seminars and register here. Go there

Seminar videos

Unable to attend a seminar? View seminar videos online. View videos

Live webinars

DRS webinars also provide info about retiring. See schedule

How do I get the most out of my seminar?

Discover how to prepare in the questions below!

Questions about attending seminars

Yes. You can register by mail, email, phone or online.

We host seminars throughout Washington state. Check the schedule for the cities closest to you.

Seminars are held from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

Note taking materials: Bring note taking materials. Printed materials are not provided at these seminars. Resources mentioned in the seminar are all available through the DRS website. See “What materials should I review before the seminar?” for more information.

Food and beverages: Take care of food and beverage needs prior to the event. These items are not available or permitted in most venues.

Attire: Bring layered clothing options. The training room temperatures can fluctuate.

Yes. You are welcome to bring a guest.