Serving the public's need to identify broadcast and consulting meteorologists who have achieved a high level of competency in communicating complex weather, water, and climate information. Since 1957, AMS certification programs have been an important part of the AMS community. Today these three widely respected programs continue to recognize thousands of meteorologists who have met the high standards of AMS certification.
The Certified AMS Teacher (CAT) Program was established by the AMS to recognize and support educators actively engaged in raising Earth science literacy. CAT specifically connects K-12 educators to AMS, which strengthens their connection to the atmospheric science community and its resources.