Being a DECA Advisor should not be a stressful experience. This page is dedicated to Advisors and how to best support your DECA club.
New for 2023-2024 DECA Advisor Resources and Classroom Resources
DECA is more accessible and exciting as ever with so much in the way of classroom resources to help your club and classroom grow in information and lesson ideas. Filter your content, join DECA Advisor Chats and Maryland DECA will also be holding monthly Virtual Calls for all DECA Advisors in Maryland to get updates and support on the last Thursday of each month at 5:00pm. Make sure to check your monthly Advisor Update Email for the link. Be sure to stay on top of any DECA emails or information to come.
There are some requirements for Maryland DECA Advisors in order for your chapter to meet all required National DECA requirements, school required paperwork and travel associated with being a DECA Advisor. However, the payoff to see your students grow in their abilities and skills throughout the year, makes everything worthwhile. This page is dedicated to YOU, the Advisor, to give you as much information as possible to help your club succeed.
The information below can help you get started. You can also refer and share this Maryland DECA Comprehensive Chapter Guide with your chapter leaders in order to have a successful DECA Chapter.
Membership is what allows students to compete in competition and be recognized by National DECA. Dues are collected for a minimum of $15 ($8 to National and $7 to State). Click the link below to enter your 2023-2024 Membership. To see some more details, you may download this PDF to help you complete your registration. Final chance to register and pay for a DECA chapter is January 31st, 2024.
Many members love the opportunity to compete. And DECA has great opportunities for that.. In order to compete, members must have registered and paid their dues to National DECA. Regional and State Competitions as well as ICDC, which is being held in Anaheim, California for 2024. Please click the link below to discover DECA's Competitive Event opportunities.
Advisor Links for County Paperwork
Each County has their own set of Field Trip Paperwork to submit for any DECA event. Below you will find the direct links to each County Website where their Field Trip Paperwork is located. Make sure to create a working relationship with your school's Finance Secretary and Field Trip Coordinator or Business Manager to make the process as easy as possible. It is advised that any paperwork be submitted to the school at least 4-6 weeks prior to the field trip date or before you can collect any funds.