The Certified Consulting Meteorologist
The Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) is a professional meteorologist who has an in-depth understanding of the atmosphere and its behavior. Services and products provided by CCMs are founded upon their abilities to apply this specialized knowledge to a broad range of related activities, issues, and inquiries. The essential attribute of the CCM is a specialized knowledge of the field, combined with broad experience, an integrated concept of service, and a clear and unwavering adherence to the rules of professional conduct and service.

The Purpose of the Certification Program
The CCM program is a service for business, industry, and the general public provided by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The AMS has established high standards of technical competence, character, and experience for those who seek to provide advice and consultation in meteorology. The program was established to indicate that individuals who are CCMs have been tested and found to meet or exceed those standards. The principal purpose of the program is to enable users of meteorological services to select consultants with greater confidence in the quality and reliability of the products and services they will receive.