WABO Code Official Accreditation Program

Online course begins on September 26, 2016

Click here to Enroll

It has been a long time coming, but the first year of the WABO Code Official Accreditation Program online training classes is ready to go. WABO has been working with South Seattle College to put together a three-year program to provide in-depth training for those who want to increase their knowledge of working in the public sector as a building code professional.

Enrollment in this three-year online program will help fill a continuing demand for qualified:

  • Permit Technicians
  • Building Inspectors
  • Plans Examiners

The first-in-the-nation college program designed to provide in-depth training unique to the State of Washington. You will receive a Certificate as an Accredited Code Official upon completion, which will give you an employment advantage anywhere in the State. Each year consists of three courses worth 9 credits.

 Year 1:  You will gain working knowledge of local city and county Permit Centers – Permit Technician

  • Administrative and legal aspects of working in the regulatory side of the construction industry
  • Customer service and communication basics at a public service center
  • Basic understanding  of construction codes



For a detailed list of
Learning Objectives




Year 2: Field Application of Construction Codes – Building Inspector

  • Inspecting development at construction sites

  • Communication techniques with builders & contractors

  • Report writing and properly documenting permit records

  • Inspector-level knowledge of construction codes

 Year 3: Construction Code Reviews of Permit Applications – Plans Examiner

  • Multi-discipline permitting, process and procedures

  • Technical writing and presentation development

  • Understanding the interaction of plans examiners and permit applicants     



Class Size is Limited – So Enroll Today!

Questions? Call (206) 934-6865 or email jason.petrait@seattlecolleges.edu

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