How to Get Started with DECA

Step 1: Attend a Meeting

If you're interested in joining DECA, the first thing you should do is join one of our weekly Team Meetings. It happens every Wednesday from 6 to 6:30 pm. You can join by clicking on this link.

Step 2: Fill Out Our Form

Please fill out this form to help us gauge your level of interest in participating in DECA events and match you with the appropriate coach to help guide you on your DECA journey.

Step 3: Choose an Event

After you've attended one of our weekly meetings, you should take a moment to look at the events DECA offers and think about which ones you would be interested in competing in. DECA has 25 events in multiple industry-related categories (Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing). Below you'll find the events split by career cluster, individual, and partner.

Please keep in mind that you are allowed to compete in two events (one prepared and one unprepared) for our State tournament but only one event for DECA ICDC (Nationals).

Step 4: Sign Up for a Coaching Session

Once you have completed your event form, we want you to attend at least three coaching sessions with our officer team or one of our coaches (in-person or online). You can sign up for our virtual coaching sessions here.

Step 5: Pay the Membership Fee

To compete in the DECA tournaments, each member needs to pay a $40 annual fee. If you have any questions regarding membership payment, please reach out to Kyle Barber.