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2019 Training Activities (revised 2/26/2019).  
The scheduled training activities for 2019 are listed below.  Note the changes for 2019 and further changes made necessary by the cancellation of the training event scheduled for February 16.  See details below.

Weather Spotting and Protocols Testing  - 
To be completed by March 31, 2019.  Both tests may be completed on-line and are self-scoring.  Read the directions displayed at the beginning of each exam for further details.
Background Check - new procedure for 2019.  
All members and prospective members must have submitted the background check form (click here) directly to the County by February 28, 2019.  

ECS Advanced Weather Spotting. 
This training is being done via video for 2019.  Click here to view the ECS Advanced Weather Spotting video prior to taking the weather spotting exam.  

ECS Protocols Exercise.  Completed on 2/26/2019
This exercise was held in conjunction with the 2019 ECS Annual Business Meeting.  

ECS Protocols TrainingCompleted on 2/4/2019.  
This protocols training is required ONLY for new members or members whose certification has lapsed. This training is optional for existing members who are currently in good standing. If you missed the Feb 4 event, a makeup is available.  Contact training@k0ecs.org for more details. 

Deadlines
The deadline for submitting background check information to the County was February 28, 2019.  The deadline for completion of the testing will be 11:59 PM on March 31, 2019.  It will take a bit of time to compile all the testing results, member info form responses, attendance info, and dues payment records.  Once you have completed all requirements, an ECS Certificates will be issued.  

Makeup Information
For prospective members and members whose certification expires in 2019 - If you were unable to attend any of the scheduled events above, contact training@k0ecs.org as soon as possible.  Limited makeup opportunities will be made available.

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 before 2/28/19 (see link at left). All members and prospective members must complete the background check for 2019 regardless of your current certification status. 

  • Every year:
  • At least every other year:
    • View the ECS Advanced Spotter Training video.
    • Participate in the ECS Protocols Exercise.
    • Pass the on-line tests covering the content of the ECS weather spotter training and ECS protocols.