Certificate Requirements

To earn the Certificate in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology, one must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the 17 courses in the program with grades of "C" or higher.
  • Attend the BMP/OMP Summer Workshop after completion of all courses.
  • Pass a comprehensive exam with a grade of 80% or higher. The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to ensure that each student earning the certificate has adequate retention of the concepts covered through the program.

National Weather Association Seal of Approval

NWA Seal of Approval

The BMP/OMP Certificate Program was developed with the aid of the National Weather Association. Their Seal of Approval requires a written test in meteorology and the evaluation of your on-air video tape. In addition, the applicant must be a full member in good standing with the NWA, be currently employed as a commercial on-air weathercaster, and have 2 years full-time or 3-years part-time experience. If you have successfully completed the BMP curriculum, you should be prepared to do well on the NWA Seal of Approval written exam. For more information about the NWA Seal of Approval, go to the NWA Home Page.