Without some knowledge of the majority of the topics listed, the Society believes it is not reasonable for an individual to be regarded as a professional meteorologist. It is specifically required under paragraph 2.2 of the document Full Details of Scheme.
The syllabus is to be used in two ways. If a course has covered the majority of the topics listed, successful completion of that course will be taken to show that an applicant for Chartered Meteorologist has had systematic training in meteorology. If no such course can be quoted it will be the task of the Interview Panel to satisfy itself that the applicant has adequate knowledge of topics within the syllabus. Note that this syllabus is indicative rather than absolute and will be revised periodically.
Because the qualification of Chartered Meteorologist is intended to recognise a wide variety of backgrounds and specialisations, we expect the concepts to be understood at a variety of levels by different applicants. In any case mathematical derivations will not be demanded. As an example, we do not expect the equations of motion to be derived, but will demand that the physical processes on which they are based can be described accurately.
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