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Spotter Training Classes


Classes are FREE and last about 2 hours.


Virtual SKYWARN Spotter Training

We have a NEW Virtual SKYWARN spotter training! It consists of four interactive sections to complete, followed by a final exam that must be taken to receive credit. After finishing the exam, please be patient and understand that up to two weeks may pass between completing the exam and receiving your spotter ID card and certificate. 


ALL 2021 and Winter 2022 classes have been canceled. At this time (2/15/2022), no new classes are being scheduled. Please check back in Spring 2022 to see if any classes have been scheduled.


**If you plan to attend a scheduled class,
please register prior to arrival.




If you have any questions regarding spotter training classes, please email or contact Anthony Cavallucci at (423) 586-3771 or email at