Getting Started

6 Steps to Get Started With DECA!
Get Started with DECA [Tutorial] 
Get Started with DECA [PDF]


[ 1 ] ACTIVATE!

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?   

Watch this: ACTIVATE TUTORIAL 
Contact your Chapter Support Team at teach@wadeca.org or call (206) 802-2877.


[ 2 ] EXCITE!

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. 


[ 3 ] MEET!

You've sparked interest on campus...now it's time to hold your first DECA meeting!  


[ 4 ] REGISTER!

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?  

Watch this: MEMBERSHIP PORTAL TUTORIAL   
Contact your Chapter Support Team at teach@wadeca.org or call (206) 802-2877.


[ 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!  


[ 6 ] SCHEDULE!

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.  


ABOUT TEACH DECA

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.