Outstanding New Professional Award

Background and Purpose: This award was established in 2003 and is designed to recognize and encourage continuing professional development among novice counselors in the State of North Dakota.


  1. Has developed an outstanding program to serve clients in his/her discipline. 
  2. Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and is respected by co-workers and the community of employment. 
  3. Is a positive role model for others.


  1. Must be a new professional in the counseling field (1-5 years in the field). 
  2. Must be a member of NDCA.
  3. Must provide one letter of recommendation from another counseling professional or co-worker. 
  4. All materials due: 12-30-2023. 
  5. Fill out nomination form.