Presentation on theme: "Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) Program An American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certification Program for Meteorologists
2 The Who,What,When,Where,Why,and Howof the AMS CCM Program
3 What is the AMS CCM Program? The CCM program is a service for the general public by the AMS. The Society has established high standards of knowledge, experience, and character for certified consultants who provide advice in meteorology to the public. The CCM program was established to ensure that certain individuals have been tested and found to meet or exceed those standards.
4 What is the AMS CCM Program? examines candidates and certifies those who are successfulprovides a system to ensure the CCMs maintain a high level of professional competence
5 What is the Purpose of the CCM Program? The purpose of certification in the CCM program is fourfold:To foster the establishment and maintenance of a high level of professional competency and mature and ethical counsel in the field of consulting meteorology;To provide a basis on which a client seeking assistance on problems of a meteorological nature may be confident of mature, competent, and ethical professional counsel;To provide incentive for the continued professional growth of the meteorologist after completion of his or her academic training;To enhance the prestige, authority, and success of consulting meteorology specifically, and of professional meteorology generally, by promoting a consistently high order of professional activity so that CCMs are recognized as leaders in their areas of expertise.
6 What are the Basic Qualities of a CCM? KnowledgeExperienceCharacter
7 What are the Basic Qualities of a CCM? A CCM has:achieved a high level of knowledge in the atmospheric sciencesat least 5 years of experience in applying that knowledgedemonstrated provision of mature, competent, and ethical counsel
8 Why a Professional Certification for Meteorologists? Professional certification demonstrates your commitment to:the highest level of service to:the general publicindustrygovernment agenciesacademic institutionsthe highest standards of professional practicea strict code of ethicscontinuing professional developmentcontributions to community and profession
9 Why Become a CCM?Professional certification in the atmospheric sciences by one’s peers should be the ultimate goal for all professional meteorologists.
11 Where Do CCMs Work? Some have their own companies Some work for U.S. government agenciesSome work for state agenciesSome work in private industrySome work in academiaSome live and work outside of the United StatesSome are employed as experts in specific industriesSome are full-time consultantsSome undertake consulting over and above their regular employment
12 Some Areas of Expertise Forensic meteorologyAtmospheric modelingAtmospheric chemistryAviation meteorologyMarine meteorologyTropical meteorologyRadar meteorologySatellite meteorologyClimatologyOperational forecastingTransportation
13 Who Can Become a CCM?Applicants must be qualified to be AMS members, have at least five years of professional experience in applying the principles of meteorology, and be considered a professional in the eyes of fellow meteorologists.The qualifications for certification are based on an applicant’s knowledge, experience, and character.The three qualifications referenced above comprise a standard to which an individual seeking this recognition should aspire.
14 When Should You Apply to Become a CCM? Once you have achieved:the educational requirements set forth by the AMSat least five years of professional experiencethe respect of your peers in the fieldIf you have met these basic requirements, now is the time to apply.
15 Where is More Information Available? On the Web:
16 How Can You Become a CCM? Download an application form: Print it.Complete it.Submit it.It’s as simple as that!