The purpose of the Awards Program is:
1.  To help in attending the IFBLS World Congress for BLS's or students from around the world
2.  To recognize the “contribution to the professional development” of a BLS in the world who is in good standing with the local Association member.

In the first case the prize is money provided by a sponsor. In the second case the prize will be a plaque or a gift.

The following Awards will be available for the 2018 World Congress in Firenze, Italy:
1. DVTA Continuing Education Award
2. Nordic Group Award
3. JAMT Award
4. Elizabeth Pletscher Award
5. Good Poster Award
6. Student Award
7. IFBLS Young Scientist Award (New Award)

The Awards Committee is responsible for the administration of the Awards Program. This Committee also actively seeks sponsorship opportunities for the Awards Program.