Reasons to be an OBOA Member

With approximately 1,100 individual member representatives throughout the State, OBOA provides information and education not only to building officials and their personnel, but to a growing number of contractors, building designers, architects and engineers.

Just a few of the membership benefits include:

  • Education & Training (ICC CEUs): All OBOA programs are approved courses through the International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider Program (PPP). OBOA offers an incredible amount of excellent continuing education! We have our popular multi-day Educational Institutes in the Fall and Spring each year and often a Winter Institute, a full schedule of offerings all year long. Each institute provides an array of high-quality professional instructors presenting various code-related and timely industry subjects, crafted just for our members and their CE needs. Members receive reduced registration fees at all OBOA-sponsored programs. We also offer half and full-day seminars throughout the year.

  • Industry News and Updates: Stay in the know with OBOA. OBOA hosts numerous business meetings throughout the year, a perfect forum to get the latest updates from industry, peers from around the State, and expert professionals. The meetings feature speakers from the State of Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) and many pertinent key individuals presenting on hot, top of mind topics. We also provide various communications with code updates, local and national trends and insights, special regulatory and legislative alerts.

  • Networking (Connections) & Professional Development Opportunities: OBOA's quarterly business meetings (QBMs) and annual conference in July are designed to keep members connected and accessible to each other, an integral part of the association community. These professional forums with colleagues are highly regarded for their outstanding educational sessions and peer-to-peer discussions -- the perfect way to share and learn from each other. Every OBOA meeting offers at least one timely keynote presentation with excellent continuing education and professional development.

  • Job Board and Website: OBOA has a great website and its own Career Center. Post open positions and stay informed by visiting It's free for members to post an unlimited number of job postings.

  • Opportunities to Get Involved: OBOA has several important committees who do incredible work. Take advantage of this opportunity to grow your professional development, learn from peers, and give back to the profession and association.

  • Code Development: Through our Code Development Committee, OBOA is involved in state, national and international code development activities. We are actively representing the needs of our members and effectively making change right on the floor of the code hearings.

  • Governmental Affairs Advocacy: OBOA has a dedicated and extremely well-respected lobbyist, Inga Deckert, who in conjunction with the OBOA Legislative Committee, provides governmental affairs representation at the State Capitol, the Building Code Division and building industry policy forums. She works hard behind the scenes to be our voice legislatively.

These are just a few reasons to be an OBOA member! We are fortunate to have long-standing and highly involved members who reinforce the value of what we offer and help make us a strong organization. 

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