Awards of Excellence

In keeping with the mission of the organization, IACTP seeks to enhance public safety and fair and humane treatment of offenders by promoting organizational and individual excellence in the profession of correctional training.  The IACTP’s Awards of Excellence Program strives to identify and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and programs in the field of criminal justice training but to achieve this goal we need your help!  Truly exceptional training programs are difficult to accomplish and as a training professional you know what should or should not be recognized and rewarded.

Submit your nomination for the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel’s Awards of Excellence.  IACTP would like to recognize excellence in correctional training in the following categories at the next IACTP Annual Trainers’ Conference. Links for online award nominations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Trainer of the Year Award – given to exemplary trainers in the field of Corrections as recognized by their leadership and their trainees.

Specialized Topics Award – given for high quality training in a particular course, program or subject.

Innovation Approaches Award – given for high quality training which advances the state of the art in correctional training.

Training System Award – given for high quality training throughout an entire system or training department.

Commercial Program Award – given for a high quality training offered by a commercial vendor.

President’s Program Award – given by IACTP President to acknowledge exemplary service to the organization

For more information on the criteria for eligibility for the Awards of Excellence, contact Michael Jones at:
Award nominations may be submitted throughout the year,
but August 15th is the deadline for submission to be  considered for that year’s award program. 
Awards are presented at the annual IACTP National Conference.  
To submit your nomination online, please click below:
Online Awards of Excellence Nomination Form

If you are unable to access the online awards form, then please contact the IACTP office at or 859-333-4209 to request a Word version of the nomination form.