Connecting Operational Meteorologists in Pursuit of Excellence
in Weather Forecasting, Communication and Service
Broadcast Seal Info.
NWA Radio & Television Weathercaster Seal of Approval Qualifications and Procedures (dated 13 March 2013)
Provides information on the NWA Broadcast Meteorology Committee, and the application and recertification procedures and policies for earning, maintaining and using the NWA Weathercaster Seal of Approval. For more information contact the NWA Assistant Executive Director at email@example.com.
The NWA Seal program qualifications and procedures were updated in March 2013 to include a completely paperless process from beginning to end. An applicant's documentation is now scanned and transmitted to evaluators electronically. Their weathercast submission is uploaded through YouTube and no longer involves DVDs and postage. Additionally, an NWA Seal candidate's knowledge of meteorology is appraised through a new electronic written examination.
This comes after the introduction of a new NWA Seal logo in late 2012 that is in use by all Seal holders today. The National Weather Association continues to make strides forward into the future, embracing new technology and streamlining the process of evaluation leading to award of the NWA Seal of Approval.
NWA Seal Exam Study Portal More than 300 MetEd modules produced by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and presented in 7 categories for the Seal Exam.
Recertification Documentation This provides a link to a checklist that should be included with Recertification materials. It also includes a sample letter from a National Weather Service Office to document training through the NWS Familiarization option.
National Weather Association
228 West Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609-4304
"Promote ethics and excellence in broadcast meteorology, through continuing education and professional development, and award the NWA Seal of Approval to those weathercasters who meet or exceed the standards of the National Weather Association."
Broadcast Meteorology Committee Chair:
NWA Seal holders can find the logo in eps and tga formats for download in the member portal.