At Washington DECA, we love to see members who want to take their DECA experience and service to “the next level,” and running for state president is one of the best ways to do just that. Should you be elected, you will find yourself making new, life-long friends; meeting countless DECA members near and far; taking on new challenges; and growing – not only your skills and your experience, but also your network. Truly, it will be an experience that will change your life.
To get started, download the candidate guide. This candidate guide includes the information you need to proceed with your application and campaign. It’s never too early to start preparing!
The test has 50 objective questions (multiple choice, true/false, matching) covering general DECA knowledge, the Code of Conduct, and the Washington DECA organization. To prepare for the exam, download the:
You are responsible for securing your own proctor to administer your online test and providing their information in your candidate application. Information regarding access to the test will be sent to your local chapter advisor and your proctor should coordinate with your advisor to obtain this information.
Failure to complete the test may result in immediate disqualification.
The test makes up 25% of an area president candidate’s overall score. The test is 50 questions long and is worth one point each. Test scores will be divided by 2 in order to be properly weighted at 25% of the candidate’s total score. For example, a test score of 40/50 will be recorded on the cover sheet as 20/25. Odd numbers divided by 2 are to be recorded to the tenth’s place (e.g. 20.5)
The newly elected State President will be announced at the Closing Awards Session at the State Career Development Conference. Their first duty is to attend the Emerging Leader Welcome Orientation immediately following SCDC. This is a required meeting for all newly elected State Officers.
To learn more about the candidate process, please download the candidate guide.