WABO Accredited Code Official Program


WABO recognizes and supports the jurisdictions, agencies, and individuals responsible for safeguarding life, health and property and promoting public welfare through the administration and enforcement of the codes.  WABO is committed to enhancing and increasing the professional administration of codes by promoting and supporting the qualifications, technical knowledge and credentials of code officials.

WABO believes that local jurisdictions’ code enforcement responsibilities are best administered by qualified code officials. WABO believes local authorities should appoint qualified individuals and that recognized qualifications for all code enforcement personnel should be applied throughout the state. 

In response to concerns of the state legislative bodies, WABO supports and encourages professional accreditation for code officials to demonstrate qualification to administer state and local codes.  Towards that end, WABO proposes to establish a WABO Accredited Code Official Program.

The accreditation program demonstrates that the accredited code official has passed a WABO approved examination that covers Washington laws related to state building codes including, but not limited to, administrative procedures, architectural barriers, and Washington amendments to the administrative codes. It is intended that each jurisdiction employ a building official that meets certain minimum requirements, as specified herein. WABO is committed to supporting individual jurisdictions throughout the state in acquiring WABO accreditation. The program requirements are specified herein.

This accreditation program is voluntary and seeks to validate the individual requirements to work as a code official in the State of Washington. It does not intend to create separate classes of members within the organization, depending on whether one is accredited or not. The accreditation of building officials is encouraged to provide recognized professional credentials for code officials, qualification standards for code enforcement agencies, and greater safety for citizens.

 

Accredited Code Official Application Packet

 

Congratulations to the
WABO Accredited Code Officials!

 

Gary Schenk, CBO, ACO
City of SeaTac

Dave Saunders, CBO, ACO
Yakima County

C. Andrew Higgins, CBO, ACO
City of Seattle

Willie Hill, CBO, ACO
BHC Consultants

Kurt Aldworth, CBO, ACO
City of Sammamish

Michael Barth, MCP, ACO
CodePros, LLC

Trace Justice, CBO, ACO
Snohomish County

Gregory Colvig, CBO, ACO
City of Pullman

Dick Bower, CBO, ACO
City of Gig Harbor

Mary Kate McGee, CBO, ACO
City of Spokane Valley

L. G. Nelson, CBO, ACO
City of Centralia

David Anderson, CBO, ACO
City of Oak Harbor

R. Lee Bailey, CBO, ACO
City of Federal Way

Dan Gladwill, CBO, ACO
Whitman County
Dave Cantrell, ACO
Seattle King County Public Health

Dan Thomason, ACO
City of Snoqualmie 
Pete Rambow, CBO, ACO
City of Tacoma

Randy Vissia, CBO, ACO
Spokane County

David Johnson, ACO
City of LaCenter

S. Kelly Mayo, CBO, ACO
City of Shelton

C. Ray Allshouse, CBO, AIA, ACO
City of Shoreline

Cindy Meyer, CBO, ACO
City of Vancouver

Tim Nordtvedt, CBO, ACO
City of Mill Creek

David Spencer, CBO, ACO
City of Westport

Jon Siu, PE, SE, ACO
City of Seattle

Sheila Roark Miller
Clallum County

 

Join your colleagues and apply to become an ACO today.

 
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