Requirements for CMet

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

A feature of the CMet scheme is that knowledge of meteorological science and practice can be demonstrated by extensive practical experience.

Those not meeting the standard requirements, but who might still be eligible to be accredited, are recommended to view the guidelines in further detail Click Here ---> “Routes to achieve the award CMet

Standard Requirements:

  • Degree in any science, engineering or computational subject*
  • Knowledge of meteorological science and practice as specified in the BIP-M**
  • Minimum of five years recent work at an appropriate professional level
  • Evidence that the CMet 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 us, for advice and guidance on how to proceed.

*If you have either an alternative degree-equivalent, or lower qualifications, then you may still be accepted if you have sufficient and relevant practical experience.

**To access the WMO BIP-M syllabus click here (see Part II).