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 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)

  • COMET has published Tactical Fire Weather Forecasting. This lesson provides practice with fine-tuning gridded forecasts to account for small-scale variations, especially with wind forecasts, which are critical to wildland firefighting operations. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (03/08/22)

  • COMET has published National Water Model FIM (Flood Inundation Mapping) Services. This training package on Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) focuses on the reason FIM is a necessity, then guides the learner through the process of recognizing what the various FIM options contain and how they are used. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (02/17/22)

  • New from COMET is NBM v4.0 Probability of Weather Type. This lesson explains conditional probability and the modified Bourgouin method used by the National Blend of Models version 4.0 to calculate probability of weather type (PoWT), as well as the Freezing Rain Accumulation Model (FRAM) used in the NBM. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (02/17/22)