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BMP or OMP Certificate Program

To earn the Certificate in Broadcast or Operational Meteorology, one must complete the following:

  • 17 courses in the program with grades of "C" or higher.
  • Pass a comprehensive exam with a grade of 80% or higher. The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to ensure that each student earning the certificate has adequate retention of the concepts covered through the program.
  • Prior to completing the comprehensive exam, all non-military BMP/OMP students must attend the BMP/OMP Summer Workshop.

The comprehensive exam is administered online and it is available during the final two weeks of August, September, and October. Students are allowed three attempts to pass the test. If one has not passed after three attempts, they must complete an additional meteorology course to have another attempt at taking the test.

The 100-Question timed exam has multiple choice questions that test the important concepts covered in each course. To prepare for the exam in the optimum fashion, it is advisable to retain all study aides, testing materials and books used throughout the program.

Each September, we will award certificates to each student who has accomplished the above requirements.

Students may also apply the 17 course, 52 hour certificate program toward the B.S. in Geosciences, Concentration in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology, also available online. More information on obtaining the B. S. degree can be found at the BOMP website.

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