Be sure to follow the detailed requirements and process outlined in the Chapter Management Guide Section H 


  • Be sure to attach your head shot to your application

  • Mail the following to VA DECA Office by due date

    • Transcript from end of prior school year​

    • Professional Code of Conduct document

    • Applicant/Parent Agreement (pg 8 CMG)

    • Advisor Statement of Responsibility (pg 9 CMG)

    • Candidate Statement of Responsibilitiy (pg10 CMG)

Pre-SLC Qualifiers

All Candidates for state officer positions will complete:

  • Application - due December 18, 2019

  • Online Test - testing window Jan 2-10, 2020

Candidates with completed applications and test scores of at least 80% will:

  • Phone Interview with Chartered Association Advisor, Jan 8-14

Scores = Application + Test + Phone Interview

** Top 20 Candidates will be invited to campaign at SLC

Campaigning at SLC
  • Prior to SLC be sure to send your 30 sec promotional video to VA DECA by Feb. 21, 2019 by 4:00pm

  • Interview at SLC

    • Slating Committee - State Marketing Specialist, current students, past state officer, Board of Trustees Rep

  • Committee will recommend slated office​, candidates may

    • accept slated position

    • decline slated position and be removed from the election process

  • Campaigning at SLC​

    • NO SOCIAL MEDIA until 12:01AM on Friday Feb. 28, 2020​

    • Candidates are allowed: 1 computer or laptop (no audio), 1 tri-fold or poster, 1 piece of literature, props that interact with tri-fold, decorations limited to table top not to exceed height of tri-fold

    • NO costumes, toys, buttons, candy, food, beverage, loud behavior or chanting

If you are elected . . .
  • Newly Elected Officers will meet briefly after SLC closing session back stage

  • Professional Code of Conduct remains in effect until and throughout your term in office

  • Attendance at ICDC 2020 is optional, if you attend you will serve as voting delegate (in addition to competition if qualified to advance)

  • Team uniforms will be determined by the Chartered Association Advisor - Officers are responsible for cost of pants/skirt/dress, and shoes.  Estimated cost = $150-225 (payment plans available)

  • Required Conference attendance at:

    • Emerging Leaders Summit & VA Officer Training - June/July​

    • Officer Training at VAME Conference - July/August

    • Officer Leadership Retreat - August/September

    • Virginia CTSO Officer Training - Fall TBD

    • Competition Training Conference (optional)- October

    • DECA's Power Trip - November

    • SLC Planning - February

    • State Leadership Conference, Virginia Beach, VA - March