Requirements for RMet

All those working in the practice, application, advancement or teaching of meteorology can become accredited, subject to the appropriate combination of qualifications and experience.

Standard Requirements

  • Knowledge in physics, chemistry, mathematics or geography up to university entrance level
  • Knowledge of meteorological science and practice as specified in the BIP-MT*
  • About three years practical experience in meteorological services
  • Evidence that the RMet competencies are satisfied
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English


  • Membership of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Willingness to abide by the code of conduct
  • Commitment to continued professional development

If you feel you are close to meeting the requirements above, or are not quite sure, then contact, for advice and guidance on how to proceed

*To access the WMO BIP-MT syllabus, click here (see Part III)