CAAK member’s children or grandchildren that are planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education this Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, located in Kentucky, are encouraged to apply for a $1,000 CAAK member scholarship.
Any full-time code related degree seeking student, that is currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education and will be returning this fall, are encouraged to apply for a $1,000 Code Related scholarship.
Annually, the CAAK scholarship committee may recommend to award up to four – $1,000 scholarships for
tuition assistance. Applicant requirements may be found on the CAAK website along with a description of all available scholarships. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2023.
If you have any questions, contact Joseph Lyons, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, via email at
Click here for a list of CAAK scholarship winners.
CAAK Member Awards
The Scholarship Committee may award a grant up to $250 for a member in good standing in one of the categories below (applications due July 1):
1. Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance to an applicant who is enrolled in a part-time or full-time program and exhibits academic excellence while working toward a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree from an accredited Kentucky institution of higher learning in the fields of: Construction Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Public Administration, Fire Science, or other field directly related to code enforcement; or a related field of study.
2. ICC Annual Conference Grant
The application deadline for the annual fall conference is July 1.
One CAAK member in good standing, who is designated as an ICC Voting Member for their respective jurisdiction, may apply to the CAAK Board of Directors for consideration of this grant to offset the costs of registration, meals, travel and lodging during the scheduled conference. More than 14 ICC Grants have been awarded since 2003.
3. Seminar Grant
One professional development activity of the applicants choice in a field directly related to code enforcement offered by ICC, NFPA or similar organization.
*The Scholarship Committee may choose not to award any or all of the above awards if a majority of the committee is of the opinion that none of the applicants meet the intent of the grants. All moneys not awarded will be held and may be awarded in that designated category during the next cycle.
**Applicants are eligible for up to two (2) awards.
- Institute of Higher Learning: A Kentucky University, College, Junior College, Technical School or similar institution.
- Full-time Student: A student taking 12 credit hours or more.
Click here for a list of prior CAAK award winners.
Code Administrators Association of Kentucky is calling for “Code Administrator of the year” and “Patron of the year” nominations
Nominations are being requested for the following CAAK Awards. CAAK presents awards in several categories to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to the building safety industry. Nomination deadline is July 1.
1. Richard Prater Code Official of the Year Award
Presented to an individual whose contribution to the code enforcement profession is meritorious and worthy of recognition. This individual will demonstrate professional abilities, dedication, personal achievement, and have brought honor to their career; is recognizable as an example for all members of the code enforcement profession; and has furthered the cause of safety in the built environment within their jurisdiction or the state.*
2. John Payne Patron of the Year Award
Presented to a member or friend of the building industry who consistently demonstrates the qualities of integrity, professionalism and dedication in his or her services to the profession and whose personal standards represent the spirit of public service shared by CAAK.*
Click here for a list of prior CAAK award winners.
* Nominations for the award shall be submitted to the CAAK Executive Assistant by July 1st of each year and the recipient shall be chosen by the Board of Directors at a regular business meeting before the Annual Business Meeting.
New Inspector Orientation Class Scholarship.
One new opportunity we, along with the DHBC, are happy to offer is a scholarship for new inspectors that will cover your conference fee. The scholarship is open to new inspectors that are currently enrolled or will be enrolled in the Kentucky Certified Building Inspector Program with the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction before the Spring Forum. New inspectors are eligible for the scholarship for one year from the date of entering the program. The Scholarship will only cover the registration fee. If you receive a scholarship, you must attend the New Inspector’s Orientation Class. This class is now a requirement for all new inspectors to attend. We encourage anyone who has not taken this class in the past to sign up for it. It will contain a wealth of information, not only for new inspectors but also for more seasoned ones.
If you have any questions, contact Joseph Lyons, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org