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.

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News & Announcements

  • COMET has published Communicating Hazards and Impacts During Extratropical Transition. The main goal of this lesson is to gain practical experience with focusing messages on impacts, collaborating with other offices and maintaining consistent messages as a tropical cyclone becomes post-tropical. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (09/27/21)

  • COMET has published Satellite RGB Composite Imagery and Applications. This lesson explores the use of RGB (Red, Green, Blue) composite satellite imagery products for environmental applications including detection and characterization of surface features, cloud types, convection, and dust. Learners are provided opportunities to explore the usefulness of RGB products in actual forecast situations, demonstrating the value of the multispectral composite products compared to single-band imagery. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/20/21)

  • 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)