NOAA/NWS/OCLO/Forecast Decision Training Division United States Department of Commerce
Commerce Learning Center

Our Mission

The Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD) of the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the forecast and warning process within NWS forecast offices, national centers, CWSUs and river forecast centers. FDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of on-line asynchronous training, virtual courses, teletraining, and simulations to meet this mission. The staff works closely with COMET, VISIT, NESDIS, and NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory. FDTD coordinates all NOAA line office activity with the COMET and VISIT programs. FDTD’s goal is to enhance the performance of NWS personnel so they can better serve key decision makers and the public during forecast and warning operations.

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

Forecast Decision Training Division

Office of Chief Learning Officer

Training-Related Links


Commerce Learning Center

OCLO Training Portal


NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer

National Weather Servive Training Center (NWSTC), Kansas City, MO

Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD), Norman, OK

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET), Boulder, CO

Meteorology Education and Training (MetEd), Boulder, CO

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT), NASA, Huntsville, AL