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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.

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News & Announcements

  • COMET has published What is the Hydrologic Ensemble Forecast Service (HEFS)?. This training comprises three videos that explain what HEFS is and how it works. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/15/22)

  • COMET has published Meteorological Analysis and Forecast Tools for Aviation. This lesson provides foundational knowledge for a select list of analysis and forecast tools, as well as information on how they can best be used within the aviation space. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/15/22)

  • Training on Communicating Probabilistic Forecasts has been released. This third component of the Foundations in Probabilistic Forecasting curriculum provides practice communicating probabilistic information to the public and decision makers via four different scenarios. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/26/22)

  • COMET has published Communicating Threats and Impacts During Tsunami Events. This lesson highlights products from the National Tsunami Warning Center and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center that provide important information to forecasters during tsunami events. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/26/22)

  • COMET has published two additional lessons that address communicating subseasonal to seasonal impacts, specifically relating to Climate Change and Drought. To access these lessons in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/25/22)

  • COMET has published Communicating Subseasonal to Seasonal Impacts: Climate-Weather Interactions. This lesson aims to build an awareness of climate conditions in the forecast setting, and the influence of background climate in setting up potentially impactful weather events. These elements in combination can create situations requiring decision support and impacts messaging. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/11/22)

  • COMET has published Microwave Analysis of Tropical Cyclones, 2nd Edition, which replaces an older lesson. This 2nd Edition updates information on the satellite programs and microwave remote sensing capabilities deployed on several newer polar-orbiting satellites, and mentions microwave missions planned for the near future. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (06/02/22)

  • COMET has published GOES-R/JPSS Case Exercise: Applications for Heavy Rainfall & Flash Flooding. This lesson focuses on a potential heavy rainfall event across Pennsylvania and New Jersey to highlight GOES-R and JPSS satellite products that can provide useful information to forecasters during heavy rainfall scenarios. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (04/07/22)