Short Course Information

Whether as an attendee or an organizer/instructor, short courses can enrich your professional experience and help you develop new skill sets, improve your ability to reach personal and professional goals, and keep your present skills relevant in a rapidly changing world. 

AMS certification holders receive professional development points for attending or leading a short course. Attendees receive two professional development points per half-day session and presenters receive three points per unique course or workshop. Additional information is available on our Professional Development web page.


Upcoming Short Courses

There are no course offerings at the moment. 

Past Short Courses

View information on past AMS Short Courses here.  



Short Course Proposals

AMS welcomes short course proposals for virtual or in-person courses at an AMS meeting on a variety of subjects that would be of interest to the weather, water, and climate community. Prior course topics include machine learning, Python, consulting meteorology, forensic meteorology, catastrophe modeling, artificial intelligence applications, to name a few. Python is in demand so don't hesitate to submit a proposal if you are interested in organizing a course on this topic. Short course attendees range from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals so organizers have the option to choose topics for a specific audience. Short course proposals are reviewed by the AMS Board on Continuing Professional Development (BCPD) and are submitted online.  

Submit a Short Course Proposal



Short Course Organizer/Instructor Resources

We are currently using GoToTraining as a platform for virtual short courses. Please review our GoToTraining Features and Tutorials to learn about all the options available to you. We plan to offer in-person courses at the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting in January 2022. Below are resources for in-person courses. For additional questions, please contact Kelly Savoie.

Guidelines for Continuing Education

Annual Meeting Short Course Deadlines Form

Short Course Room Set Up and Pricing

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