Washington Association of Building Officials

Wishing everyone a happy & safe 4th of July!

In observation of Independence Day the WABO Office will be closed on Monday July 4th.  Our office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5th.

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WABO 2022 Annual Business Meeting

Registration for the 2022 WABO Annual Business Meeting is now available.  The meeting is scheduled for July 28-29, 2022, at Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton, WA.  This special meeting includes election of Board members and the Annual Awards Banquet.    WABO has set a room block up at the Hampton Inn and Suites - 150 Washington Ave, Bremerton.  To reserve your room please call (360) 405-0200 for a WABO room rate of $144.  The room block ends on June 27, 2022.

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.

Information / Registration

Fall 2022 COAP Registration Now Open

WABO's Code Official Accreditation Program (COAP) is currently seeking students to enroll in year 1, 2, and 3 of the program!  Don't delay, registration will not re-open to new students until Fall of 2023.

The completely online program will be administered by WABO with classes starting September 12, 2022

Information/Registration

COAP Seeking Qualified Instructors

The WABO Code Official Accreditation Program (COAP) Committee is currently seeking future 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 be placed on a roster of backup instructors, poised and ready to step up and fill-in (as needed) for an existing instructor, while also preparing via online training for the opportunity to take on a paid instruction position of your own.

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 Spring Business Meeting

Over 65 people gathered at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth for the WABO Spring Quarterly Business Meeting on April 21-22, 2022.  A large number of scholarship recipients attended and were able to meet and 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