Washington Association of Building Officials

WABO 2023 Winter Committee Meeting

Registration for the 2023 Winter Committee meeting is now available.  The 2023 meeting will be held virtually on February 2, 2023 via Zoom Conferencing.  We are once again planning a trip to visit legislators 'virtually' this year during the week of February 6-10, 2023 to request their support for WABO issues.

Information/Registration

Save the Date - Annual Education Institute
March 20-24, 2023

Mark your calendar for the WABO Annual Education Institute on March 20-24, 2023, located at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The WABO Education Committee met at our 2022 Fall QBM to discuss the needs of the code community and will offer code update classes and several specialty classes.  Registration will open the first week of January 2023 and fees will remain rolled back to 2010 pricing!  

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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