WABO Accredited Code Official Program


WABO recognizes and supports the jurisdictions, agencies, and individuals responsible for safeguarding life, health and property and promoting public welfare through the administration and enforcement of the codes. WABO is committed to enhancing and increasing the professional administration of codes by promoting and supporting the qualifications, technical knowledge and credentials of code officials.
WABO believes that local jurisdictions’ code enforcement responsibilities are best administered by qualified code officials. WABO believes local authorities should appoint qualified individuals and that recognized qualifications for all code enforcement personnel should be applied throughout the state. 
In response to concerns of the state legislative bodies, WABO supports and encourages professional accreditation for code officials to demonstrate qualification to administer state and local codes. Towards that end, WABO proposes to establish a WABO Accredited Code Official Program.
The accreditation program demonstrates that the accredited code official has passed a WABO approved examination that covers Washington laws related to state building codes including, but not limited to, administrative procedures, architectural barriers, and Washington amendments to the administrative codes. It is intended that each jurisdiction employ a building official that meets certain minimum requirements, as specified herein. WABO is committed to supporting individual jurisdictions throughout the state in acquiring WABO accreditation.

The RCWs and WAC covered in the ACO exam:

  • RCW 18.27
  • RCW 19.27
  • RCW 19.27A
  • WAC 51-04

This accreditation program is voluntary and seeks to validate the individual requirements to work as a code official in the State of Washington. It does not intend to create separate classes of members within the organization, depending on whether one is accredited or not. The accreditation of building officials is encouraged to provide recognized professional credentials for code officials, qualification standards for code enforcement agencies, and greater safety for citizens.

Accredited Code Official Application Packet 

 

Gary Schenk
CBO, ACO

Retired - City of SeaTac
C. Andrew Higgins
MCP, CBO, ACO

City of Seattle
Michael Barth
MCP, ACO

CodePros, LLC
Willie Hill
CBO, ACO

BHC Consultants
Trace Justice
CBO, ACO

Snohomish County
Gregory Colvig
CBO, ACO

Retired - City of Pullman
Mary Kate McGee
CBO, ACO

City of SeaTac
Dave Cantrell
ACO

Retired - Seattle King County Public Health
S. Kelly Mayo
CBO, ACO

BHC Consultants
C. Ray Allshouse
CBO, AIA, ACO

City of Shoreline
Tim Nordtvedt
CBO, ACO

City of Granite Falls
Kurt Aldworth
CBO, ACO

City of Kirkland
David Spencer
CBO, ACO

SAFEbuilt
Jon Siu
PE, SE, ACO

Retired - City of Seattle
Sheila Salerno
CFCO, CBO, ACO

Retired - City of Poulsbo
Lee Kranz
CBO, ACO

Retired - City of Bellevue
Thomas Phillips
CBO, ACO

Town of Woodway
Dean Giles
AIA, ACO
City of Spokane
Gary Lampella
ACO

Retired - City of Warden
Sean Carlstrom
CBO, MCP, CFM, ACO
City of Shelton
Stacy Criswell
CBO, ACO

City of Monroe
Dermott Murphy
CBO, MCP, ACO

City of Spokane
Brian Smith
CBO, ACO

City of Camas
David Swasey
CBO, ACO 

City of Bothell
Ryan Mumma
CBO, ACO

City of Bellevue
James Tumelson
CBO, MCP, ACO 

City of Edgewood
LG Nelson
CBO, ACO

City of Chehalis
Andie Lorenz
CBO, ACO

Adams County

  

Join your colleagues and apply to become an ACO today!