LAPSEN

LAPSEN

The National Technical Honor Society is excited to announce a new partnership with the Law & Public Safety Education Network (LAPSEN) to enhance recognition for Career & Technical Education students enrolled in Law & Public Safety coursework.

NTHS serves as the honor society for Career and Technical Education and by being recognized as a member of NTHS, students know their efforts to excel in their pathway have been recognized at a national level. With the opportunity to qualify for the LAPSEN endorsement on their NTHS membership, students in a Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security (LPSCS) Career Cluster pathway are now getting industry specific recognition for their performance in that field.

LAPSEN is the premiere support organization for the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Career Cluster (LPSCS) in secondary education. It exists to help develop and support LPSCS career education programs through curriculum development, students and instructor certifications, instructor training, program assessment and certification, and assistance in developing and improving LPSCS career programs. Learn more at LAPSEN.org.

What is the LAPSEN Endorsement?
Current and newly nominated NTHS members who have excelled in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security (LPSCS) Career Cluster can qualify to add the LAPSEN Endorsement to their NTHS membership for $10. With LAPSEN being a leading national organization focused on developing quality LPSCS programs that prepare students for careers in those fields, the endorsement signals a students’ dedication and commitment to excellence in the LPSCS Career Cluster.

Students receiving the LAPSEN endorsement will have access to the following benefits:

  • All NTHS Member Benefits
    • NTHS Membership portfolio
    • Access to nearly $300,000 in scholarships
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Partner Discounts
    • Opportunity to access the NTHS Career Readiness Portal which includes career exploration tools, employability skills training and micro-credentials, and employer connections.
  • LAPSEN Endorsement seal on your NTHS membership certificate
  • LAPSEN Endorsement diploma seal
  • LAPSEN Endorsement bumper sticker
  • Automatic entry into the $500 LAPSEN Endorsement only scholarship
  • Ability to order the LAPSEN Medallion (Medallions can only be ordered if students have already received or are currently being submitted for the LAPSEN Endorsement).

Only advisors may add LAPSEN Endorsements. Students must either be new members or previously submitted members.

Add the LAPSEN Endorsement
Purchase LAPSEN Medallion

Contact Kate with any questions

Eligibility Requirements
Students must first meet NTHS eligibility requirements and either concurrently join NTHS or already be a member of NTHS in good standing. The advisor may then nominate and submit the student for the LAPSEN Endorsement.

In addition to NTHS membership requirements, students must also meet the following LAPSEN criteria:

  • 85 or higher on a numeric scale or a 3.0 GPA in all Law & Public Safety courses
  • 75 or higher on a numeric scale or a 2.0 GPA overall for all coursework
  • Recommendation of their current or previous Law & Public Safety instructor
  • Completed at least 1.5 units of Law & Public Safety coursework
  • No disciplinary actions in the last year

If the above requirements are met the student and/or advisor may select the LAPSEN Endorsement as an add-on to the students’ membership for an additional $10.

The LAPSEN Endorsement is offered in conjunction with NTHS membership. If you school does not have a chapter, you can charter one at no cost today.

How to Join
Only advisors may submit students for the LAPSEN Endorsement. This can be done in conjunction with a new membership order or independently for students who may already be members.

Submitting with a Membership Order
Step 1: Log in and enter your students into membership as you usually would. Once they or you have completed their information, click “Process”.
Step 2: Below “Checkout”, click “Add LAPSEN Endorsements to your order”.
Step 3: Complete the LAPSEN Endorsement form with:

  • Chapter Name/Number
  • Quantity of LAPSEN Endorsements
  • A list of students you wish to have receive the endorsement (you can copy and paste your students into this list.

Step 4: Click submit and you will be redirected to your cart
Step 5: You can checkout and complete your order now

Submitting without a Membership Order
If you are adding the LAPSEN endorsement to students who have already been submitted to NTHS and have already received their NTHS Membership Kit
Step 1: Log in to the advisor portal
Step 2: Come back to this page and click Add LAPSEN Endorsement
Step 3: Complete the LAPSEN Endorsement form with:

  • Chapter Name/Number
  • Quantity of LAPSEN Endorsements
  • A list of students you wish to have receive the endorsement (you can copy and paste your students into this list.

Step 4: Click submit and you will be redirected to your cart
Step 5: You can checkout and complete your order now

Only advisors may add LAPSEN Endorsements. Students must either be new members or previously submitted members.

Add the LAPSEN Endorsement
Purchase LAPSEN Medallion

Contact Kate with any questions

The LAPSEN Medallion is a custom piece of regalia to honor those who have received the LAPSEN Endorsement. The LAPSEN Medallion is only available for those NTHS members who have already received the LAPSEN Endorsement or who are currently being submitted for the LAPSEN Endorsement.*

The medallion is a great way to show your achievement at graduation, induction, and awards ceremonies. This double-sided, die-struck medallion features the LAPSEN Seal on the front and the NTHS Shield on the back. The neck ribbon is comprised of five color bands, each representing a different area of service in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Securities Career Cluster. Red for fire service, gold for legal services, blue for law enforcement, white for medical services, and purple for your NTHS honor.

*Please note, orders cannot be placed for the LAPSEN medallion unless a student has been or is being submitted for the LAPSEN Endorsement. If you are a student, please ensure that your advisor has submitted you for the LAPSEN Endorsement before placing an individual order. Advisors, you may submit your LAPSEN Endorsements and order medallions at the same time or order medallions after you have submitted your LAPSEN Endorsements.

Add the LAPSEN Endorsement
Purchase LAPSEN Medallion

Contact Kate with any questions