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2018 Training Activities.  
The scheduled training activities for 2018 are listed below.  Note that there are some changes in the training schedule for 2018.  

Weather Spotter Training
  • National Weather Service public weather training (will be in January, exact date and location to be determined by NWS).
  • ECS Advanced Weather Spotter Training, Monday February 5, 7:00 PM at the Johnson County Admin Building, 111 S. Cherry, Olathe. The ECS annual business meeting will be held at the end of the spotter training on 2/5.  
The NWS public weather training is open to the public and is not required for certification of new members or re-certification of existing members, but all existing and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

The ECS Advanced Weather Spotter Training is required for new ECS members and existing ECS members seeking re-certification.  This training is not open to the public. 

ECS Protocols Training and Exercise 
  • ECS Protocols Training and Exercise will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Johnson County Admin Building, 111 S. Cherry, Olathe. Training will start at 8:00 AM and will be followed by both a table-top and field exercise.  You will need to bring a hand-held radio to this training.  
ECS Protocols training and exercise is required to become an ECS member and required for any existing member who wishes to re-certify for 2018.

Weather Spotting and Protocols Testing
  • On-line exams for weather spotting and ECS protocols will be posted here at the conclusion of each training session.  

If you have questions about your Member status, or the training schedule, contact training@k0ecs.org


If you need to review storm spotting basics or ECS protocols, see the resources below:
Full training requirements are detailed on the right hand side of this page.  
Training Requirements

New Members - see the "Join" page for a full list of the ECS membership requirements. 

Existing ECS Members must meet the following criteria to remain certified:
  • Every year:
    • Complete the on-line Membership Info Update Form
      Complete and submit the form on-line at the link above.  
    • Pay $5.00 dues
  • At least every other year:
    • Attend the NWS Spotter Training
    • Attend the ECS Protocols Training and participate in the ECS Protocols Exercise.
    • Pass the on-line tests covering the content of the NWS spotter training and ECS protocols.