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2019 Training Activities.  
The scheduled training activities for 2019 will be listed below.  

Background Check - new procedure for 2019All members and prospective members must submit the background check form (click here) directly to the County by February 28, 2019.  Complete the form at the link above and submit it to the County following directions on the form.  

Weather Spotter Training
  • National Weather Service public weather training.  TBD  
  • ECS Advanced Weather Spotter Training, TBD 
ECS Protocols Training and Exercise.  Date TBD

Weather Spotting and Protocols Testing  - To be completed by March 31, 2019

The deadline for completion of the testing will be 11:59 PM on March 31.  It will take a bit of time to compile all the testing results, member info form responses, attendance info, and dues payment records.  Once that's complete, ECS Member Certificates will be issued to those members who re-certified in 2019 and any new ECS members for 2019.  

If you have questions about your Member status, 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:
  • In 2019 - Complete the County Background Check (see link at left)
  • Every year:
  • 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.