NOAA/National Weather Service's Warning Decision Training BranchUnited States Department of Commerce
Commerce Learning Center

Our Mission

The Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD) develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the warning process involving a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office and its partners. WDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of in-residence, teletraining, and on-line asynchronous training content to meet this mission. Our primary goal is to increase expertise among NOAA/NWS personnel and their core partners so that they can better serve the public during warning operations.

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WDTD Training Catalog



Many NWS training facilitators often look at the WDTD web site to find training that may be available to their staff. To aid those facilitators, we have made two different training catalogs available.

WDTD Course Catalog

The WDTD Course Catalog (Excel document) provides facilitators with a list of WDTD courses available in the CLC to all NWS users. This catalog organizes our training by CLC subject area (see document tabs) and provides key details about each learning object, including training title, description, course length, and creation date. NOTE: courses that touch on multiple topics are listed separately in each subject area.

WDTD Curricula Catalog

The WDTD Curricula Catalog (Excel document) provides facilitators with a list of WDTD curricula available in the CLC to all NWS users. The catalog provides the curriculum title, description, curriculum length and creation date, but doesn't list each learning object in a specific curriculum. NOTE: NWS facilitators can get those specific details by searching for the curriculum in the CLC and viewing the Training Details page.


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