Fast Start

6 Steps to Get Started With DECA! [PowerPoint]

Introduction to the Get Started With DECA [Video Series]



As a brand new chapter, the first step is to get activated with DECA. Once you activate, DECA will provide you with a membership portal username and password. 

Need additional assistance?   

Contact your Chapter Support Team at [email protected] or call (888) 605-3322 .



Get others excited about DECA! From students to administrators, to parents and the community, share the DECA message and answer the question, "Why DECA?" These resources will help you make the case for starting a DECA chapter at your school. 
DECA Immersion Overview [Introducing DECA]
What is DECA? [PowerPoint]
Recruiting Brochure 
State Officer Welcome Video
Membership Application
Google Form Version of Member Application 
Membership Agreement
Sign-Up Sheet [Instruction]
Sign-Up Sheet [Template]

[3] MEET!


You've sparked interest on it's time to hold your first DECA meeting!  
First Meeting Facilitation Guide



Make it official! Register your students for DECA annual membership through the Online Membership Portal.  

Before you enter members into the portal, you'll need to collect membership dues of $20 per member for students and advisors. 

Need additional assistance?  

Contact your Chapter Support Team at [email protected] or call (888) 605-3322 .

[5] LEAD!


A strong DECA chapter is supported by advisors and led by students. Identify your student leaders and arm them with the structure and leadership resources they need to create a solid foundation for your chapter!  
Elevate Your Leadership Team



Mark your calendars...schedule all of your chapter events for the year! From conferences to fundraisers to community events, and more, utilize Washington DECA's events and resources to enhance your chapter's calendar of events for this year.  
DECA Menu [11 X 17 paper]
2019-2020 DECA Weekly Planner Sem 1 [8.5 X 14 paper]
2019-2020 DECA Weekly Planner Sem 2 [8.5 X 14 paper]
2019-2020 CA DECA Calendar of Events
2019-2020 DECA Inc Calendar of Events
DECA Inc Month-By-Month Guide


Teach DECA is a resource for all your DECA chapter needs! Gain access to helpful tutorials, download template resources for the classroom, attend interactive webinars tailored for advisors, and more. Our Chapter Support Team is also available to meet with you for one-on-one virtual coaching sessions.