Awards

Nominations for the 2024 CLEAR Regulatory Excellence Awards will be open in early summer of 2024. If you have any issues or questions regarding the awards nomination process please contact Hannah Fletcher at hfletcher@clearhq.org

Explore the links below and in the left sidebar to view information about each of the award categories.

Two CLEAR Investigative Excellence Awards are eligible to be given each year—one to an individual and one to a team. The award recognizes an investigator or investigative team in occupational or professional regulation. The nominee(s) must have demonstrated exceptional performance in a particular case or a history of excellent performance beyond what is expected or required that resulted in a direct and significant impact to the protection of the public or consumer interests.


Nominees must be CLEAR members or employed by a CLEAR member (individual or agency) and nominated with concurrence by their board, college, commission or agency head.

Two CLEAR Regulatory Excellence Awards are eligible to be given each year—one to an individual and one to a team. The award recognizes an individual, team, program or agency demonstrating an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of occupational or professional regulation, regulatory processes or consumer and public protection. The individual, team, program or agency must have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, creativity, results and outcomes above and beyond the regular functions of the job or expectations, and beyond what is normally achieved.

Nominees must be CLEAR members or employed by a CLEAR member (individual or agency) and nominated with concurrence by their board, college, commission or agency head.

The CLEAR Consumer Protection Award recognizes an individual who has innovatively contributed to enhancing a broader public understanding of regulatory issues with respect to consumer and public protection, and citizen advocacy. In lieu of or in addition to regulation enforcement efforts, the nominee shall have successfully demonstrated public information and consumer outreach and education efforts and initiatives.


Nominees must be CLEAR members or employed by a CLEAR member (individual or agency)

The CLEAR Service Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and commitment to CLEAR, demonstrating dedication and integrity. The nominee shall have shown exceptional leadership, vision and creativity in fulfillment of the goals and objectives of CLEAR. Nominees for this award may include individual members, board members, staff or others affiliated with a member organization.

Nominees must be CLEAR members or employed by a CLEAR member (individual or agency) 

The James L. Guffey NCIT Development Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement and/or development of the CLEAR NCIT Program. The nominee shall have shown exceptional leadership, vision and creativity in the planning, development or execution of the Program.

Past Award Winners