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 wider 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

The Society offers two professional accreditation schemes:

RMet is a professional qualification awarded by the Royal Meteorological Society for members pursuing a career in meteorology, or working in a role supporting meteorological services.

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

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 to 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 competencies 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.


Becky Venton

Becky Venton, CMet

Within my role in International Development and working with National Meteorological Services in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda, being recognised as a CMet has been an important addition to my CV, giving a level of professional credibility that overseas partners expect from the Met Office.

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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