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

AI and Weather Radars (Virtual Course)

May 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) (Virtual)

Registration closes on May 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET


Past Short Courses

View information on past AMS Short Courses here.  



Short Course Proposals

AMS welcomes short course proposals on a variety of subjects that would be of interest to the weather, water, and climate community. Prior course topics include machine learning, consulting meteorology, forensic meteorology, catastrophe modeling, artificial intelligence applications, to name a few. 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.  

102nd AMS Annual Meeting Short Courses

AMS is now accepting short course proposals for the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting taking place from 23 to 27 January, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Short courses will be held in-person the weekend prior to the meeting. Proposals are due 15 April.

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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