1. Introduction to Toolkit

The "top-level competencies" for AMO and AMF, together with related guidance, are available at, in https://aviation.wmo.int in "Competency implementation and competency assessment regulatory and reference resources", under the sub-header "Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster (AMF) and Observer (AMO) Competencies".

The top-level competencies represent the minimum requirements for AMP. They are expanded and interpreted in detail in the full competency framework in WMO-No.1205 Guide to competency. The aim of this Toolkit is to provide suggestions for assessing each of the performance criteria identified.

For clarity, the first section of this Toolkit includes background on competency assessment and how it is different from knowledge assessment. The next section is an introduction to competency assessment systems. It includes definitions of the different types of tools as well as some recommendations. It is important that users of the Toolkit are familiar with these definitions before developing a plan for implementation.

Following the introductory sections, the assessment tools are provided. Some of these tools are specific – they should be easily adaptable to almost any meteorological service. Others provide a suggested format for a tool which would be developed for a specific job.