|1a.||Successful completion of professionally related formal training activity: Activities include short courses, on-line learning courses, seminars, or similar learning experiences but for two to four hours.||0.500||point per training activity, maximum of 3.0 points per year|
|1b.||Same as 1.) but for one to two hours||0.250||point per training activity, maximum of 3.0 points per year|
|1c.||Same as 1.) but for more than four hours.||1.000||point per training activity, maximum of 3.0 points per year|
|2.||Successful completion of, or instructor for, an undergraduate or graduate level course offered by an institution of higher learning (i)||5.000||points per course|
|3.||Successful completion of office-sponsored professionally related training activity: Activities must be instructor-led for multiple employees on science-related or consulting topics.||0.500||point per hour of training activity|
|4.||Attend a conference or symposium||1.000||point per day attended, maximum of 3 points per conference|
|5||Participate in a webinar or attend a technical seminar or lecture that is not part of a technical conference on a professionally related topic: presentation must be at least 50 minutes long||0.250||point per lecture attended|
|6.||Gain new area of expertise: In-depth study of a new topic in order to become knowledgeable in it is considered development when the effort is commensurate with equivalent formal training. Studies may be performed either independently or by working with||2.000||points per area of new expertise, maximum of 12 points per 5 year period|
|7a.||Lead or co-lead a short course or workshop that is up to 2 hours long.||1.000||points per unique course or workshop|
|7b.||Same as 7a but for more than 2 hours.||3.000||points per unique course or workshop|
|8.||Give a technical lecture or seminar to an organized group.||0.500||point per lecture|
|9.||Present a paper or stand with a poster at a technical conference.||2.000||points per paper or poster|
|10.||Author or co-author a text book.||10.000||points each|
|11.||Author or co-author a peer reviewed paper or book chapter.||5.000||point each|
|12||Author or co-author a preprint for a technical conference.||1.000||point each|
|13.||Design and Develop a Continuing Education or University course on a professionally related topic: these are technical courses for people in other professions who are not primarily students (e.g., “meteorology for attorneys)||3.000||points per course|
|14.||Author or co-author a popular book with technical content.||7.000||points each|
|15.||Author or co-author a technical article in a popular magazine.||3.000||points each|
|16.||Serve on a thesis/dissertation advisory committee for a university/ college student||2.000||points per committee|
|17a.||Mentor a young graduate meteorologist: this should be an on-going discourse with a co-worker, colleague, subordinate, etc.||2.000||point per person, per year|
|17b.||Same as 17a but less than a weekly time investment (on average).||1.000||point per person, per year|
|18a.||Mentor a student on a scientific or technical matter: At least an hour but less than four hours must be spent with each student.||0.250||point per student, per year|
|18b.||Same as 18a but at least four hours and less than ten hours with each student.||0.500||point per student, per year|
|18c.||Same as 18a but at least ten hours with each student.||1.000||point per student, per year|
|19.||Subscribe to and read technical journal||1.000||point each per year|
|20.||Maintain membership in scientific and technical societies.||1.000||point per each society membership per year|
|21.||Successful completion of any COMET module on the MetEd web site (http://www.meted.com). Members should keep paper copies of their quiz results or on-line surveys and are encouraged to check this site frequently since modules are added regularly.||0.500||point per module completed with a 0 or 1 difficulty rating. 1.00 point per module completed with a 2 difficulty rating. 1.25 point per module completed with a 3 difficulty rating. Maximum 16 points per 5 year period|
|22||Judging a Science Fair, presenting a lesson to a K-12 class, or similar activity||0.500||points per event, maximum of 0.5 points per year|
|23||Primary Organizer or Co-Organizer of a science-related program, workshop or seminar. This should be a conference where scientific papers and/or case studies are presented.||3.000||points per conference|
|24||Watching AMS recorded conference presentations online https://ams.confex.com/ams/ams/archives.cgi or similar recorded scientific conference presentations.||0.250||point per 3 recorded presentations, maximum of 3 points per conference|Professional Experience
Active employment in the profession: Consulting, Forensics, Forecasting, Research, Technical Management, Environmental Monitoring, Education, etc.
point per 6-month period of active employment
Serve as Project Manager or Principal Investigator on basic or applied research program or consulting project for internal development, a funding agency, or a client 10-50 hours: points are given by time spent on one or more projects for an entire year
point per year
Same as 2a.) but 50-100 hours per year.
point per year
Same as 2a.) but more than 100 hours.
points per year
Serve as Lead Forecaster for a Special Project: Serve as a lead forecaster for special projects such as the Olympics, America’s Cup Race, Around-the-World Balloon Flights, Field Programs, Emergency Response Support, Homeland Security Support, etc.
points per project
Serve as an Expert Witness (deposition, trial)
point per event
Testify or serve as an expert at a regulatory hearing, commission meeting, congressional hearing, or similar function.
point per event
Serve as Technical Advisor or Reviewer: on technical issues for government agencies, media corporations, universities, school boards, local governments, etc.
point per activity
Participate (author, co-author, or reviewer) in the development of a national or international voluntary consensus standard.
points per standard
Serve on Technical Review Board for governmental or professional society.
points per Board, per year
Serve as National or Local Officer in a Professional Society: serve as an officer or a councilor at a national or local level for a professional organization.
points per appointment
Serve as board or committee member of a Professional Society: serve a term on any committee or board of a relevant professional organization, or serve on a conference program committee for a professional conference, workshop or meeting (i.e., AMS, NWA, NC
points per appointment per year
Serve as Editor, Associate Editor of a refereed technical journal.
points per year
Review of a manuscript for a peer reviewed publication or of a proposal from a scientific or regulatory agency.
point per review
Obtain a new professionally relevant certification - PE, QEP, Broadcast Seal, etc. (may only be used if the new certification was granted subsequent to the granting of the CCM credentials).
Maintain a professionally relevant certification (PE, QEP, Broadcast Seal, etc.)
point per certification period
for each certificate maintained
Provide continuing periodic atmospheric, earth or related science content to newspaper, radio, syndication or web outlets outside of your primary employment.
point per 6-month period
Participate in a regional oral exam of a CCM candidate.
point per oral exam
Nominate an AMS member for AMS Fellow and/or the Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Consulting Meteorologist.
point per nomination
Each AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist shall continue to engage in professional development and service activities to maintain their active status. To document this, a CCM must accumulate 28 Professional Development Score (PDS) points over a continuous five-year period. A specific activity can only be counted under a single numbered item.
Individual CCMs are encouraged to propose additional activities that demonstrate professional growth by notifying the CCM Board chair. If the CCM Board accepts them, they will be added to this list. The active participation of all CCMs is encouraged if this list to maintain its relevance with time.
This list of activities defines professional development in a broad sense. It recognizes that activities that serve the meteorological community and society at large and develop skills and provide avenues for professional growth that complement activities leading to greater technical competence. Point allocations reflect development goals and do not necessarily reflect the amount of effort or time required.
(i) These points are not earned by a person who normally serves in a teaching faculty position (that credit is gained through professional experience).