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The 2022 Business Professionals of America, Delaware Association, State Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held hybrid on February 7th (Virtually) for Prelims and February 22nd (In-Person) at Del-Tech Terry Campus Del-One Convention Center for Finals.

The registration fee is $30 per student.

As per Article IV, Section 3, of the Delaware Association Constitution, a student must be enrolled in or completed a business education program, as approved by the Delaware Department of Education, to be eligible to participate in the State Leadership Conference. In addition, a student must also be a member of the BPA National Association before registration will be accepted.

Registration will be available ONLINE at (Middle Level) or (Secondary Level), (click the Registration button) until January 24, 2022. Late registration will be accepted until January 28th at 5pm. An email invoice will be generated and sent to the designated advisor upon submission.  Registration will NOT be accepted after the late registration deadline. In addition, several additional forms are included with this document and can be found  at .

  • Competitive Events Reference SLC Form B-1 Event Numbers; SLC Form B-2 Pre-submit Instructions
  • Pre-Submitted Event Procedures SLC Form B-3 Pre-submit Deadlines
  • Parent/Guardian Permission Form & Conduct Practices SLC Form C-1, C-2 & D-1 Permission & Conduct
  • Voting Delegate Form SLC Form D-2 Voting Delegate
  • Board of Directors Nominations SLC Form E-1 and E-2 Board of Directors

5)   Torch Awards Guidelines SLC Form F-1 Torch Awards

  • Honorary Life Membership Award SLC Forms G-1 and G-2 Honorary Life
  • State Officer Candidate handbook & Application Click the link
  • Online Registration Instructions SLC Form H-1 Registration – Advisor Instructions
  • Online Practice Testing SLC Form H-2 Online Practice Test Instructions
  • Photo Release Form SLC Form J-1 Photo Release Form
  • Advisor Verification and Sign-Off SLC Form K-1 Advisor Verification and Sign Off *

* This form is to be sent to the DDOE in lieu of C-1, C-2 and J-1

  • ITC Award (State only award) SLC Form M-1 Inspiration Through Collaboration
  • Advisor of the Year SLC Form N-1 Advisor of the Year

All state event testing times will follow national guidelines, as listed in the Workplace Skills Assessment Program guidelines.


SLC Planning Meeting Advisors all asked to virtually attend an advisors’ meeting on 1/13 to discuss important information regarding the SLC.

Happy Hour for Registration: Rob and Eric will hold a virtual happy hour on 1/27 to allow Advisors to pop in and ask any last minute questions regarding registration or event submission leading up to the deadline on 1/28.

Pre-Conference Events Students registered for events to be administered on State Testing Day (three (3) student limit per school, per event) will be tested on February 2nd.  February 3rd will be reserved for any approved makeups.  Testing Day will be conducted virtually this year and school staff should be used as proctors.

Grading Pre-Conference Events The tests will be scored on State Grading Day, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, starting. More information will come out on this as we move closer.

Pre-submissions As a reminder, ALL documentation (as referenced above and in the 2022 State BPA Deadlines. MUST be submitted via by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022 to be scored. Documentation will NOT be accepted after this time.

State Leadership Conference – Prelims on 2/7 and Finals on 2/22.  Each student may compete in two competitive events; one individual event and one team event, or two individual events. Students may compete in an unlimited number of open events.

2022 Delaware BPA State Leadership Conference Tentative Schedule:

Mon. – 2/14/2022 (VIRTUAL)

Voting Form Opens  – 12:00 pm

Tues, Wed, & Thur 2/15 – 17/2022 (VIRTUAL)

Open Events – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Thurs. – 2/17/2022 (VIRTUAL)

Voting Happy Hour Zoom – 4:00- 6:00 pm

Voting Form Closes – 6:00 pm



8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am


9:30 am – 12:00 pm


10:00 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm


1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm

In addition, students are also eligible to receive Special Recognition and Torch Awards at the State Conference. Please review these documents thoroughly as application for these awards are to be submitted by Monday, January 24, 2022. Guidelines can be found at

The following guidelines apply to all competitive events, as approved by the Delaware Board of Directors:

In ALL contests, students must have scored at least 50% of the total possible points (for their individual or team event) to be recognized at the State Leadership Conference and to be eligible to compete in that event at the National Leadership Conference.

Contest Substitutions Contest substitutions will be accepted if dated on or before Friday, January 28, 2022. Please notify Eric McGuire ( immediately if you have a contestant who will not compete or for whom you need to make a substitution. Due to the complexities of scheduling, NO substitutions or changes can be accepted after this time.

Registration Cancellation Requests Cancellation requests dated on or before Friday, January 28, 2022, shall receive a 75% refund of their registration fees only. No requests for refunds will be honored after this date.

Payment The required method of payment is by credit card at by Friday, January 28, 2022. Payments not received by this date will result in canceled registration.

Other forms to be sent via email by Friday, January 28, 2022 include: Advisor Verification and Sign Off (required) and Honorary Life Member Award, as well as Board of Directors Nomination (optional). See BPA Cares manual for details (download at

Permission, Code Of Conduct and Advisor/Student Ratios In addition to required permission slips (attachment C), the Conduct Practices and Procedures guidelines documents must be distributed to parents/guardians (adherence to these procedures is referenced on the permission slip). Please note that the Advisor Certification and Sign-Off sheet is to be emailed to Eric McGuire in LIEU of forms C-1, C-2 and J-1.