WABO Member

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. Many services are offered to WABO members:

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WABO Bookstore

The primary source for international, national, and Washington State Amendments to building codes. WABO members receive a discount!


Conduct educational seminars and the Annual Education Institute to keep professional personnel current on code enforcement issues.

Welder Certification

Development and implementation of a structural steel program for welders, welder examiners, and testing agencies. This program is recognized as a model in the United States.

Special Inspection Certification

Certification and registration program for special inspection laboratories and inspectors to provide building departments the means to meet the obligation imposed on the building officials to approve special inspectors.

WABO Job Board

Find out what is available in the job market.

Code Development

WABO actively participates in the development of building code development process on a state and national level.


WABO members developed the Code Official Accreditation Program to promote the professionalism of its members.