NOAA/National Weather Service's Chief Learning Office United States Department of Commerce
Commerce Learning Center

WELCOME: This portal is designed to provide access to all NWS training, including course listings, course descriptions, training schedules, and online materials.

Our Mission

The Office of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) provides professional and technical training to enable NWS employees to reach optimum performance in present assignments and future responsibilities. The Office goals are to teach job-specific, communication, leadership and practical skills for all employees; teach latest scientific and technical concepts to support research to operations; emulate the NWS working field environment in an educational setting; and provide students the ability to work and experiment with concepts or equipment off-line as part of learning.

No Residence Courses are scheduled through July 1, 2021

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News & Announcements

  • COMET has published Using the NOAA Satellite Proving Ground Global Flood Website. This lesson gives users of flood information an overview of the website, which provides flood extent information for inland and river flooding, tropical storm flooding, dam breaks, ice jam flooding, environmental analyses, and other surface water applications. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (04/13/21)

  • COMET is pleased to announce the publication of the new lesson, NWP Vignettes: Foundations in Probabilistic Forecasting - Data Distribution and Statistical Measures. This lesson is a series of 17 short (5-7 minutes each) vignettes focused on topics in probabilistic forecasting, including lessons in data distribution and specific probabilistic measures. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (03/10/21)

  • COMET has published Satellite Products for Evaluating Convective Maintenance. This lesson provides best practices for using GOES-R/16/17 and JPSS satellite products to aid in the forecast process for convective maintenance. The lesson uses a convective case study, and in addition to conventional satellite imagery at high temporal resolution, the forecaster will use Flash Extent Density (FED) and Minimum Flash Area (MFA) imagery from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) and the CIMSS/NOAA ProbSevere product to aid in their forecasts. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (01/19/21)