How is someone nominated for the award?
There are two ways to be considered for the award: those who have received the Distinguished Service Award are automatically considered, and those who are nominated by a Worldwide ERC® member via the online form.
Who is on the nominating committee?
The Nominating Committee is composed of at least three individuals, all previous winners, with those individuals chosen by the Chair Elect of the Foundation Committee who also chairs the Committee.
What are the requirements?
The final award winner must have at least two Distinguished Service Awards and reflect the characteristics required by the award.
What if I want to nominate someone who has passed away?
In the case where a nominee has passed away they are still eligible for the award, provided they fit the criteria.
What if I want to nominate someone who has retired?
In the case where a nominee has retired they are still eligible for the award, provided they fit the criteria.
When is the award granted?
The status of this recognition is valued so highly that normally one award is granted every four years in Washington D.C.
When can I nominate a candidate?
Nominations are open year round. There will be a cut-off date before the nominating committee needs to vet candidates. Please see the HCC Leadership Award page for the designated cut-off date.
What if I missed the cut-off? Will my candidate be considered the next granting cycle?
Yes they will!