Washington Association of Building Officials

“Leading the Way to Excellence in Building and Life Safety.”


WABO Winter Meeting - Lacey, Washington

Make plans to attend this important meeting on February 5, 2015, at the Lacey Community Center. Members will have the opportunity to visit the Capitol and meet with legislators to explain the importance of the Code Official Apprenticeship Program. Sign up early to help us better plan the excursion. Other committees will be meeting to discuss WABO issues.

Click here to read summary of WABO Fall Meeting in Yakima.

Register here for Winter Meeting

WABO First Legislative Update 2015 - click here



2015 WABO Annual Education Institute

Registration is now available for the 2015 WABO Annual Education Institute, scheduled for March 23-26, 2015, at the Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel. Don't miss out on this important opportunity to attend training on subjects important to your career.

Click here for more information and to register



Training Seminar - Introduction to the International Plumbing Code

February 11, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Kent, Washington
Registration fee: $40

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ICC Code Cycle Discussion

WABO had the privilege of participating in the Code Cycle Roundtable discussion held in Washington, D.C., where various interest groups discussed the code cycle problem facing ICC. At that meeting, several stakeholder viewpoints were shared relating to the process of code adoption in this country. WABO provided the following letter with some observations. A copy of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) report "Maintaining vs. Extending the Current Code Adoption Cycle" follows.

Click here to read WABO letter

Click here for Report by NIBS


WABO Details Available

Thanks to LG Nelson, the first batch of WABO details are now available for downloading. 

Click here.


Code Official Apprenticeship Program (COAP)

WABO is currently working on funding for the apprenticeship program. Once funding is in place, information on how to become involved either as an apprentice or a hiring jurisdiction will be posted on this website. We are very excited to get the program up and running so we can provide a well-trained workforce for the future. If you are interested in receiving more information when it becomes available, please email the WABO office with your contact information (wabo@wabo.org).


WABO Mentoring Program

Several generous WABO members have volunteered to be a mentor for their colleagues across the state. If you have questions, concerns or just want to run something by a person who may have once been in your shoes, feel free to call on any of the folks listed.

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Emergency Management Mutual Aid Toolbox

Apply to become an Emergency Responder

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WABO Membership

The Washington Association of Building Officials
(WABO) was incorporated in 1977 to promote building codes and standards that safeguard the public health and safety; advise on legislative matters; assist in the development of national and state codes; provide educational opportunities for its members; and preserve local government control of code administration.

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WABO Welder

WABO Welder Renewal
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