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Registered Meteorologist (RMet) (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Registered Meteorologist (RMet)
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    Other  Directive 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:
    Charter and By-Laws of the Royal Meteorological Society (Incorporated by Royal Charter 1866)
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    Other  Directive 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    The Registered Meteorologist scheme is relevant to all professional meteorologists, whether consultants or practising professional meteorologists. Candidates work in areas of meteorology, and closely related sciences such as hydrology and physical oceanography, providing services, usually for those who are not specialists in these subjects. It is for this reason that communication skills are explicitly required, in addition to the standards of technical expertise, proven experience and probity. A requirement for accreditation is that individuals have reached a specified level of knowledge and experience and show themselves to be conversant with current best practice. A minimum of three years recent work experience at a n appropriate professional level is required.
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