|1.||Completion of AMS, NWA, or NWS or related workshop or short course||2.000||points per half-day session|
|2.||Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate level course||5.000||points per course|
|3.||Professor or instructor for an undergraduate or graduate level course*.||1.000||point per semester hour (max. 15 points per period)|
|4.||Successful completion of office or vendor sponsored professionally related training activity.||0.250||point per hour of activity|
|5.||Attend an AMS, NWA, IABM, or other federal agencies engaged science-related programs.||1.000||point per day attended max 4 pts per conference|
|6.||Participate in a webinar or a scientific or technical seminar or lecture that is not part of a conference.||0.250||point per lecture attended|
|7.||Gain new area of expertise**.||5.000||points per area of new expertise (max 15 pts per 5 year period)|
|8.||Lead a portion of a short course or workshop.||3.000||points per unique course or workshop|
|9.||Give a technical lecture or seminar to an organized group.||0.500||point per lecture|
|10.||Prepare and present a scientific presentation or poster for an AMS, NWA, IABM, and federal agencies engaged science-related programs.||2.000||points per presentation|
|11.||Author or co-author published materials that provide outreach and education to the community.||2.000||points each (max 8 pts per 5-year period)|
|12||Author or co-author a peer reviewed paper or book chapter.||5.000||points each|
|13.||Author or co-author a popular book with technical content.||7.000||points each|
|14.||Author or co-author weather-related article for popular publication.||3.000||points each|
|15.||Supervise and mentor a high school, undergraduate or graduate student in the atmospheric, earth and related sciences as part of an accredited program including scholarship programs.||1.000||point per person per internship term|
|16.||Maintain membership in scientific or technical societies.||1.000||point per year|
|17.||Completion of a NWS shadow program. (8 hours minimum)||2.000||points per shadow/maximum 6 points per certification period.|
|18a.||Successful completion of any difficulty level 0-1COMET module on the MetEd web site (http://www.meted.com).||0.500||.5 point per module completed. Maximum 16 points per 5 year period for all COMET modules.|
|18b.||Successful completion of any difficulty level 2 COMET module on the MetEd web site (http://www.meted.com).||1.000||1 point per module completed. Maximum 16 points per 5 year period for all COMET modules.|
|18c.||Successful completion of any difficulty level 3 COMET module on the MetEd web site (http://www.meted.com).||1.250||1.25 point per module completed. Maximum 16 points per 5 year period for all COMET modules.|
|19.||Attend a non-scientific journalism seminar/workshop with the intention of improving your "station scientist" reporting skills.||1.000||point per day attended with a 4.0 point maximum per five year period.|
|20.||Attend a scientific journalism seminar/workshop with the intention of improving your "station scientist" reporting skills.||1.000||point per day attended with a 6.0 point maximum per five year period.|
|21||Successful completion of a weather related FEMA online course or other similar online courses||1.000||CEU is equivalent to 1 professional development point (e.g. .8 CEUs = .8 professional development points)|
|22||Organize or Co-Organize an AMS, NWA, IABM, or other federal agencies engaged science-related program or other science-related workshop or seminar. This should be a conference where scientific papers and/or case studies are presented.||3.000||points per conference|
|23||Watching AMS recorded conference presentations online https://ams.confex.com/ams/ams/archives.cgi or similar recorded scientific conference presentations.||0.500||point per conference, maximum of 4 points per 5 year period.|Professional Experience
Active Employment in the Meteorology Profession
point per 6-month period of active employment
Provide atmospheric, earth or related science content to newspaper, radio, syndication or web outlets outside of your primary broadcast employment.
point per 6-month period
Serve as Lead Forecaster for a Special Event or Project*
points per event or projects
Testify or serve as an expert at a government hearing, commission meeting, or similar function
point per event
Anchor, produce, or report in special programming on weather, climate, environmental or preparedness issues.
point per show segment up to 10 minutes (ex. 1.5 points for a 30 minute show)
Develop or Lead special programs with community groups and schools that help enhance science education.
points per program
School outreach in the form of visits and/or judging science fairs.
points per visit
Serve as a National or Local Officer in a Professional Society.
points per appointment
Serve as board or committee member of a Professional Society.
points per appointment
Maintain currently held professional certifications. AMS CBM or Seal (5 points per 5 year period) and NWA Seal (1 point per 5 year period) are included.
point per certification period
Each AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist or Radio and Televsion Seal Holder shall continue to engage in professional development and service activities to maintain their active status. To document this, a CBM or Seal Holder 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 CBM or Seal Holders are encouraged to propose additional activities that demonstrate professional growth by notifying the CBM/Seal Board chair. If the CBM/Seal Board accepts them, they will be added to this list. The active participation of all CBM/Seal Holders 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.
* These points are not earned by someone who normally serves in a teaching faculty position (that credit is earned through Professional Experience)
** If you are unclear if a specific project falls into this category, please contact the Broadcast Board Chair