Washington Association of Building Officials

WABO 2023 Annual Education Institute

Registration for the 2023 Annual Education Institute (AEI) is now open!  The 2023 AEI is scheduled for March 20-24, 2023 at the Lynnwood Events Center (formerly known as the Lynnwood Convention Center).  WABO members receive a discount as well as reduced rates for registering early.  Registration fees remain rolled back to 2010 pricing - register early as classes fill up fast!

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WABO 2023 Annual Business Meeting

Registration for the 2023 WABO Annual Business Meeting is now available.  The meeting is scheduled for April 20-21, 2023, at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, WA.  This special meeting is includes the election of Board members and the Annual Awards Banquet.  Reserve your room early as the room block ends on March 20, 2023.   Please call 800-223-8511 for a special room rate of $199-$208 and mention WABO and group code 10633 when making your reservations.

WABO members are also looking for dedicated individuals willing to volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors.  If you would like to become a leader in our great organization, click here.

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Do You Know Someone Who Deserves a WABO Award?

The Washington Association of Building Officials is seeking nominations for individuals deserving special recognition through our prestigious Awards Program.  Submitting an award nomination is a great way to acknowledge individuals, chapters or organizations who have distinguished themselves in service to the Association and /or profession.  Recommendations must be received by Monday, March 20th to be considered.  The awards will be announced and presented on April 20, 2023 during the 2023 WABO ABM Awards Banquet at the Annual Business Meeting.  

Award Information / Nominations

COAP Seeking Qualified Instructors

The WABO Code Official Accreditation Program (COAP) Committee is currently seeking instructors for the WABO-COAP Program! If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, skills and abilities with the next generation of Code Officials entering and growing in the profession, please take this exciting opportunity to join the team! You can apply online to submit your resume and areas of interest.

Click here for more information about the COAP Program.

For detailed information about this opportunity, or for further questions, please e-mail [email protected]

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WABO 2022 Fall Business Meeting

Over 70 people gathered at The Historic Davenport in Spokane for the WABO Fall Quarterly Business Meeting on October 27-28, 2022.   A record number of first timers attended and were able to network with their colleagues from around Washington.

President and Committee Reports



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.

WABO Membership Application


Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program

Michael Luke - Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

L & I frequently receives inquiries regarding the rules and requirements for "tiny house(s)." An informative website page has been developed to help assist jurisdictions.

Tiny house(s) resource page
Tiny House Presentation