Professional Accreditation in Meteorology

The aim of accreditation is to provide professional qualifications in meteorology which satisfy clients, employers and the public at large that individuals have reached and continue to maintain a specified level of professional knowledge and experience. This accreditation relates to evolving more comprehensive national and international frameworks (including WMO standards) and is recognised by major UK and EU employers. It benefits individuals by:

  • providing recognition of their role and skills
  • a framework to support career development
  • provides a demonstration of commitment to their career

If you require more information about Professional Accreditation in Meteorology or are considering applying, please get in touch with 

Please note you need to be in membership to apply. If you are already a member, please log in and select the ACCSYS link to start your application.


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Achieving professional accreditation will enhance your career. Find out if you're ready by completing this two-minute self-assessment questionnaire.

Benefits of Professional Accreditation in Meteorology

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Gain recognition

Highlight your accomplishments as a meteorologist, for your meteorology knowledge and expertise, alongside your academic qualifications.

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Demonstrate your competence

Whether you’re a new meteorologist or a chief executive, demonstrate a commitment to professional development by recording developmental activities. Ensure you continue to sharpen your skills and enhance their effectiveness.

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Be a reputable source

By benchmarking professional meteorologists at the same high level, accreditation aims to re-engage public trust and confidence in meteorologists.

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Career advancement

Show that you have the competences beyond those required in your current post. You’ll be part of an extensive community of meteorologists, opening doors for career progression and enhancing your earning’s potential.

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Go further

If you are not ready to apply to become a  Chartered Meteorologist (CMet), then Registered Meteorologist (RMet) accreditation paves the way to progressing to CMet. Maintain your CPD record, and work towards becoming a CMet, the highest status that can be achieved in meteorology.



Ben Suter

I write, monitor and amend forecasts for aviation, commercial and infrastructure industries in Darwin, Australia where I will also be more heavily involved in things like cyclone warnings and volcanic ash advisories.

Andy Challinor

Prof Andy Challinor

I wanted to put my physics degree to a practical use. My research brings together meteorology, agriculture and socio-economics to try to help improve global food security.

Dr Helen Johnson

Dr Helen Johnson

It was the Force 8 gale I experienced while sailing across the North Sea as a trainee on the tall ship Sir Winston Churchill that finally inspired me to study meteorology! My degree provided a solid grounding in basic physics as well as the workings of weather and climate – I loved the theoretical as well as the practical sides of it.


Becky Venton, CMet

When working as an independent consultant, especially for international organisations, qualifications and certifications are required as evidence of attaining and maintaining standards and levels of knowledge. Being a Chartered Meteorologist gives me the credibility to offer professional advisory services in my area of specialism, namely Weather and Climate Services, and strengthens my bids for work in this area.

Paul Knightly

Paul Knightly, RMet

From a manager’s perspective, RMetS qualifications and accreditation schemes are valued inputs to MeteoGroup’s defined career structure. Members of my meteorological team benefit from membership through professional integrity as well as a clear promotional pathway. Additionally, personal development and objectives can be measured through the Society’s continuing professional development (CPD) tools.

Steven Keates

Steven Keates, RMet

One thing that being a registered meteorologist really drums home is the importance of continuous professional development (CPD). Regardless of your role, or level of experience, keeping your skills current and up to date is highly important. Being part of the Royal Meteorological Society provides many opportunities to do this, as well as a way of logging your achievements.

Helen Roberts

Helen Roberts, RMet

Being a registered meteorologist provides an ideal springboard to apply for the title of Chartered Meteorologist and cement yourself within the echelons of the profession. Needless to say, the criteria are tougher, but as you progress with your career, then this option will become less daunting with time”.

Paul Gundersen

Paul Gundersen, CMet

Successfully acquiring CMet accreditation represented a huge personal milestone – one that will doubtless benefit my career”

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The Royal Meteorological Society is the only body able to award Registered or Chartered status for Meteorologists.

We are recognised in European and UK law as both the Competent Authority and the Regulatory Body for Meteorology in the UK, and we offer independent recognition and regulation around training and professional development for meteorology and meteorologists.

We define the scope of our accreditation activity as recognising excellence in people and in organisations and their continuing professional development.

The Society does not provide any guarantee of the quality of individual work by accredited meteorologists.