NWS Wakefield SKYWARN
Amateur Radio Support Team
WX4AKQ Wakefield, VA
Training for Existing Net Control Operators
Periodic NCO Re-Certification
Net Control Operator training is valid for a maximum of three years. Beyond the initial training, the re-certification requirements are as follows:
Team Members should refer to the Team Roster in Ops Portal for their current status (ACTIVE, INACTIVE, or RESERVE). ACTIVE team members only need to re-certify once every three years, unless there are specific performance concerns. INACTIVE and RESERVE team members will re-certify annually, unless at least one report has been logged during a net over the previous rolling 1-year period, and in all cases must re-certify a minimum of once every three years.
Additionally, all team members are required to maintain valid Spotter training for the duration of their participation with our team. See Spotter Training Requirements for NCO's for more information.
Currently, the re-certification process is the same as the New Net Control Operator Training process. All materials must be reviewed and the classroom session or webinar must be attended in order to re-certify.
Contact your Area Manager for all re-certification training questions.