To provide and coordinate education opportunities for building officials, code professionals, and industry partners.

The education Committee is a standing committee of the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) tasked with assisting the board in providing education for code professionals, design professionals, and industry partners.  The committee’s goal is to provide continuing education that foster professional development, exposure to emerging technologies, code update training and discipline specific training.  The committee is responsible for obtaining feedback from the membership and those it serves to determine desired topics for continuing education. 

The Committee will establish an annual work plan and goals specifying its principal work focus areas for the coming year and report progress to the membership at the Quarterly Business Meetings.


  • Coordinate the Annual Education Institute by determining class subjects and recommend instructors

  • Coordinate WABO training seminars by determining class subjects and recommend instructors

  • Coordinate cooperative professional development initiatives with industry organizations (community colleges and vocational-technical schools, et. al.)

  • Coordinate collaboration of WABO, ICC chapter professional development-related activities (e.g. code updates, code reformatting, metric conversion, ICC seminar sponsorship, et. al.)

  • Coordinate development of training packages (e.g. "road shows", et. al.)

  • Provide a professional development opportunities clearing house service (e.g. calendar, registration announcements, et. al.)

  • Investigate professional development programs for industry organizations (e.g. designers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, et. al.)