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.

All Residence Courses are cancelled through June 30th

Training Events Planning Calendar
Residence/Virtual Courses
Web-Based Training Release Dates

News & Announcements

  • All Residence Courses are cancelled through June 30. We do not yet know whether / when any courses may be rescheduled but we are working to figure that out in addition to exploring potential distance learning options. For any questions related to residence courses, please reach out to OCLO Webmaster.   

    - Every two weeks we will reevaluate the schedule for the next 6-8 weeks. We will post updated information here and will update the class schedule on the Training Portal. (05/04/20)

  • What can you tell me about COVID-19? A Public Health Service Officer working in NOAA is trying to reach as many offices as possible via webinars. Until one can be scheduled for your team, please check out this April 20th recorded session. We will continue to update this information as available & you can always visit the NOAA COVID-19 Google Site for more information. (04/22/20)

  • New from COMET is Navigating the National Weather Service Fire Weather Program. This lesson provides the latest Fire Weather Program information, including organizational structure and responsibilities, for new and veteran NWS staff. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (04/20/20)

  • COMET has published GOES-R/JPSS Case Exercise: Detecting and Monitoring Western US Wildfires. This lesson takes learners through two significant points in the life of the northern California Kincade fire of October 2019. Multiple satellite products are applied toward monitoring the conditions involving a potentially rapidly spreading fire. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (04/20/20)

  • 2020 Tropical Training is available in the Commerce Learning Center. The 2020 Tropical Operations curriculum is targeted for coastal WFOs while the 2020 Inland Tropical Operations curriculum is targeted for inland WFOs. See the Tropical Training Page for more info. (04/14/20)

  • I'm looking for training - how can you help? Check out this NWS Insider Article with a couple of short tutorial videos for navigating new features we’ve developed within the CLC & recommendations for other resources. (04/10/20)

  • COMET has published Using Merged Satellite Precipitation (CMORPH and IMERG) Guidance. This lesson explores the capabilities of merged satellite precipitation guidance through two atmospheric river events in different locations within the United States. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (03/11/20)