Chapter Recognition Awards

The ACR Chapter Recognition Program was created in 2003 with the following goals:

  • To formally recognize chapter successes and innovative ideas
  • To facilitate the sharing of ideas among chapters, thus encouraging and supporting the activity of all chapters

Chapters submit award forms for the activities or initiatives they engage in between January and December of the award year. Submissions are made in four categories: Government Relations, Meetings & Education, Membership, and Quality & Safety.

In addition, the Overall Excellence Award honors chapters who have demonstrated excellence in every award category.

The submission deadline is January 15 for the preceding award year.

See the chapter recognition award winners for 2017 »

Find out how to earn points towards chapter recognition awards.

Chapter Recognition Form Requirements


Please report your chapter activities for the award year using the forms below. Chapters may submit forms in multiple categories, or just one. Each category has required forms that must be submitted in order to be considered for an award. The Chapter Recognition: Submit a Successful Practice form is optional and may be submitted multiple times in multiple categories for additional points.

Award Forms in Microsoft Word

Word versions of the forms are provided as a convenience, so that Chapters may work on them offline. However, Word forms will not be accepted as final submissions. All data must be transferred to the online forms

Government Relations Award

State- and federal-level government relations activities are eligible for recognition points. Please report your chapter’s activities, initiatives and successes using the appropriate forms. The required form must be submitted to be considered for an award in this category.

Online forms (use for final submissions):

Word forms (will not be accepted as final submissions):

(All data must be transferred from the Word forms to the online forms)

Meetings & Education Award

The College recognizes chapters for meeting the education and networking needs of the membership. Please report your chapter’s activities, goals and successes using the appropriate forms. The required form must be submitted to be considered for an award in this category.

Online forms (use for final submissions):

Word forms (will not be accepted as final submissions):

(All data must be transferred from the Word forms to the online forms)

Membership Award

The College rewards chapter efforts in providing services and opportunities for members in various stages and specialties of the profession. Please report your chapter’s activities, goals and successes using the appropriate forms. The starred form must be submitted to be considered for an award in this category.

Online forms (use for final submissions):

Word forms (will not be accepted as final submissions):

(All data must be transferred from the Word forms to the online forms)

Quality & Safety Award

Awards recognize chapters that document a continued commitment to promote and inform on quality- and safety-related matters. Please report your chapter’s activities, goals and successes using the appropriate forms. The required form must be submitted to be considered for an award in this category.

Online forms (use for final submissions):

Word forms (will not be accepted as final submissions):

(All data must be transferred from the Word forms to the online forms)

Overall Excellence Award

The Overall Excellence Award honors chapters who have verified excellence across all categories. All of the required forms must be submitted to be considered for Overall Excellence.

When you submit required forms in the Membership, Meetings & Education, Government Relations and Quality & Safety categories, then you are automatically considered for the Overall Category. You do not need to submit them twice.

Online forms (use for final submissions):

Word forms (will not be accepted as final submissions):

(All data must be transferred from the Word forms to the online forms)

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