AMS Professional Certification Programs

Serving the public's need to identify broadcast and consulting meteorologists who have achieved a high level of competency in communicating complex weather, water, and climate information. Since 1957, AMS certification programs have been an important part of the AMS community. Today these three widely respected programs continue to recognize thousands of meteorologists who have met the high standards of AMS certification.

Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM)

The CBM program was established to raise the professional standard in broadcast meteorology and encourage a broader range of scientific understanding, especially with respect to environmental issues.

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Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)

The AMS has established high standards of technical competence, character, and experience for certified consultants who provide advice in meteorology to the public.

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Seal of Approval

The AMS Seal of Approval was launched in 1957 as a way to recognize on-air meteorologists for their sound delivery of weather information to the general public. (The AMS is no longer accepting applications for the Seal of Approval Program.)