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WABO Code Official Accreditation Program

The first-in-the-nation online program designed to provide in-depth training tailored to prepare individuals for positions within Washington State building departments. This four-year completely online program awards a certificate upon satisfactory completion of each year (three quarters per year) for a total of four certificates. By completing an International Code Council Certification for each certificate awarded, individuals have the option of gaining Accreditation through the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO), up to a total of four accreditations.

Everyone deserves to live and work in safe structures. Do your part by finding a rewarding career in protecting the public as a building code administrator. Enroll in this four-year completely online program to fill a continuing demand for qualified:

PERMIT TECHNICIANS
BUILDING INSPECTORS
PLANS EXAMINERS
BUILDING OFFICIALS

Year 1:  Working Knowledge of City and County Permit Centers - Permit Technician

  • Administrative and legal aspects of working in the regulatory side of the construction industry
  • Customer service and communication basics at a public service center
  • Basic understanding of construction codes

Year 2:  Field Application of Construction Codes - Building Inspector

  • Inspecting development at construction sites
  • Communication techniques with builders & contractors
  • Report writing and properly documenting permit records
  • Inspector-level knowledge of construction codes

Year 3:  Construction Code Reviews of Permit Applications – Plans Examiner

  • Multi-discipline permitting, process and procedures
  • Technical writing and presentation development
  • Understanding the interaction of plans examiners and permit applicants

Year 4:  Building Department Administration and Operations – Building Official 

  • Detailed overview of complex governmental organization and legal environment surrounding building safety regulation
  • Examine governmental structures and law making at the local, state, and federal level
  • Understanding structure, budgeting, employee relations, records management, customer service, technical competency
  • Types of leadership, personal attributes, diversity, communication, team-building, collaboration, and education

Questions? Call Melissa (360) 628-8669 or email [email protected]