WELCOME: This portal is designed to provide access to all NWS training, including course listings, course descriptions, training schedules, and online materials.
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 December 31st
COMET has published National Water Model Services: Training Videos. These videos, and accompanying 1-page fact sheets, cover five services as well as the quantities "bankfull" and "annual exceedance probability" as used by the model. Experts from NOAA's National Water Center and from WFOs help the learner see how these services can be used in operational forecasting and decision support services. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here.(10/21/20)
COMET has published The Structure of the NWS Aviation Program. This lesson provides a broad understanding of the NWS aviation program structure and functions, focusing on roles and responsibilities of operational units providing aviation forecasts and decision support. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here.(07/23/20)
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)