The Certificate of Recognition has been instituted for presentation to Canadian Forces Personnel and for other persons or organizations that have provided outstanding service to the Air Cadet League of Canada.
Although any Canadian Forces Officer may be considered, such consideration is primarily focused on Members of the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC). The Award may be issued in conjunction with any of the other Awards, or it may be issued as a separate Award by the National Honours and Awards Committee. This Award is for an individual who may have made a unique, but important and significant contribution that has benefited Air Cadets specifically, and the Air Cadet Movement overall. It can also be used to recognize and acknowledge an outstanding one-time service to the League as a result of a request for such service from the League. Nominations for this Award can be made at the National, Provincial or Local Level. Nominations made at the Local Level shall be forwarded to the Chair of the Provincial Committee. Each Provincial Committee, Member of the Board of Governors or Advisory Council may submit one or more nominations for this Award using League Form ACC50 for each nomination. Nominations for this Award shall be forwarded to the Chairperson of the National Honours and Awards Committee and should contain a full supporting narrative of the reasons for the nomination. Nominations shall be forwarded to reach the National Office no later than 15 March. Names of successful nominees will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Air Cadet League.