Process for CMet

There are four stages when completing your first application, followed by a renewal each year. A tailored framework allows you to easily record developmental activities. You can gradually build on this throughout your career to demonstrate your commitment to professional development

1. Complete your application

The main parts of the application are recording your CPD activities, writing an appraisal of your career, and providing evidence for how you meet the 5 key competencies. A resume or CV may also be added. Compiling your CPD record can take time, but do not be put off by the first step – once this part is complete, there is not much more admin involved, besides attend the interview.

2. Requirements verified

The Society will check your submission and will seek references from your nominated referees.

3. Interview

The Society will arrange for you to be interviewed by a panel of two assessors. This is not an exam – it’s more a stimulating peer to peer discussion, that will last about an hour. The interview provides you the opportunity to demonstrate that you: a) have a good level of specialist knowledge, b) have a broad knowledge of the current national and international context in which meteorological services are provided, and c) meet the competency requirements.

4. Accreditation as CMet

Following the interview, your application will be considered and decided by the Accreditation Board. On becoming a fully accredited meteorologist you will be issued a certificate, and will receive a kite-mark to include in all your work including emails and presentations.

5. Renewal

Each year your CPD will need to be renewed. Simply just keep your CPD record up-to-date throughout the year. This makes it easy to generate a report at the time of renewal. The panel will review your application, and then hopefully you can continuing practicing as a chartered meteorologist.

In general, accreditation takes approximately 4 months. Click here to view application and renewal fees