AHMP Individual Awards

AHMP AWARD DESCRIPTIONS, EVALUATION FORMS, AND REFERENCES

Below are descriptions of each award and its achievement criteria, including links to the Evaluation Forms that are to be used as cover sheets by the nominators, and by the Committee to conduct the nomination review. Following the descriptions, references and links to key documents have been provided for the use of nominators and the Committee to ensure criteria is met.

Certified Member Awards (Four)

A Certified Member is defined in AHMP's bylaws as "Any individual who has achieved a hazardous materials management-related certifying credential from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) or other accredited certifying programs recognized by the Board of Directors." Examples include other accredited certifications including but not limited to: CSP, CIH, CPEA, CET, PE, and PG. 

AHMP DISTINGUISHED SERVICE RECOGNITION (formerly Champion of Excellence)

Given to an individual certified member of the AHMP who has successfully achieved at least seven (7) of the following criteria in the previous calendar year:

  1. Make a technical presentation on a hazardous materials management topic at the AHMP annual conference, other professional venue, review course for the CHMM or other AHMP approved credential, or the AHMP EHMM course. (Documentation: copy of program)
  2. Publish a paper on a hazardous materials management topic in a professional periodical or other venue with significant distribution to the public or other professionals. (Documentation: copy of paper and evidence of publication, such as table of contents) 
  3. Serve in a leadership role (officer, director, committee chair) for a local chapter, the AHMP, or the IHMM for at least nine months of the year. (Documentation: letter or email from organization) 
  4. Authorship or critical review and comment submittal of at least one chapter of the Desk Reference. (Documentation: letter or email from organization or copy of Desk Reference page with your name) 
  5. Authorship or critical review and comment submittal of at least one section of the EHMM course. (Documentation: letter or email from organization) 
  6. Submit, as a certified member of the AHMP, comments on state or federal legislation or rulemaking related to hazardous materials management. (Documentation: copy of submission and/or reply from agency
  7. Sponsor/coordinate a community based project or other volunteer project. (Documentation: project proposal/approval or initiation/completion) 
  8. Achieve media visibility (e.g. interview, press notice or publication, non-AHMP award, publication in non-technical media, etc.) for his/her personal certification or the AHMP. May be in professional or public print, video, or web-based media with general distribution. The same activity may not be used to satisfy both Requirement 2 and Requirement 6, and presentation at an AHMP or chapter conference or event does not satisfy this requirement. (Documentation: copy or other evidence of visibility obtained) 
  9. Present a chapter or AHMP webinar which was combined with national AHMP. (Documentation: letter or email from AHMP Executive Director) 
  10. Contribute to a chapter or AHMP publication, or otherwise contribute to the development or marketing of a chapter or AHMP product. (Documentation: letter or email from AHMP Executive Director or chapter president)
  11. Make a presentation to the public, educational group (school, teachers, class, etc.), or other groups (non-hazmat professionals) that includes the roles and benefits to society of hazardous materials management professionals, their certifications, and/or the AHMP.(Documentation: copy of announcement and/or presentation and/or letter or email from group) 
  12. Contribute measurably to increase national AHMP by at least 2 members, cyber chapter by at least 2 members, or chapter membership by at least 3. May include formerly active members who renew membership. (Documentation: letter or email from new members stating your encouragement led them to join or re-join AHMP or a local chapter) 
  13. Serve as an AHMP-recognized liaison to another professional organization. (Documentation: letter or email from professional organization) 
  14. Bring someone who has not previously attended to a chapter meeting, tour, or other event. (Documentation: letter or email from the new attendee and proof of attendance) 
  15. Attend the AHMP national conference. (Documentation: certificate of attendance)
  16. Obtain a new corporate sponsor for national AHMP at any level. (Documentation: letter or email from sponsor) 
  17. Represent AHMP at a regional conference for another professional organization. (Documentation: documentation from event organizers referencing your role as AHMP representative or letter from national AHMP)

This award may be given as many times as a nominee qualifies for it, in years consecutive or otherwise – no limits. Obtain the AHMP Distinguished Service Recognition Evaluation form/cover sheet here.

YOUNG HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Given to an outstanding certified member of the AHMP, under the age of 35, who in the previous calendar year has made extraordinary technical, professional, educational, training and/or administrative contributions to the field of hazardous materials management and to the AHMP and/or its chapters, while promoting the vision, mission and strategic plan of the AHMP. This award carries a one (1) year exemption from AHMP dues. Obtain the Young Hazardous Materials Professional of the Year Award Evaluation form/cover sheet here.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Given to an outstanding certified member of the AHMP, over the age of 35, who in the previous calendar year has made extraordinary technical, professional, educational, training and/or administrative contributions to the field of hazardous materials management and to the AHMP and/or its chapters, while promoting the vision, mission and strategic plan of the AHMP. This award carries a one (1) year exemption from AHMP dues. Obtain the Hazardous Materials Professional of the Year Award Evaluation form/cover sheet here.

PETE COOK FOUNDER’S AWARD

Given to a certified member for outstanding accomplishments in support of the AHMP by providing longterm service or continuous professional achievements while promoting the vision and mission of the AHMP, and the integrity of the CHMM credential. This award carries a five (5) year exemption from AHMP dues. Descriptions of previous award winners are provided in References and Links. Obtain the Pete Cook Founder’s Award Evaluation form/cover sheet here.