Join more than 200,000 high school members in 5,000 classrooms in 3,500 schools across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.

You’ll have the opportunity to become an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA activities at the local, chartered association and international levels.

From community service projects, competitive events, educational conferences, leadership positions, networking and social media, you’ll attain the knowledge and skills you need to be college and career ready.

Simply ask your local DECA advisor at your school how to join your chapter today!

  • Who can be a DECA member? +

    DECA membership is available to students with career interests in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and management in grades nine through twelve. DECA membership is also open to DECA advisors, alumni and professional members. Students who are in college may join Collegiate DECA. All DECA members must register through an official
  • Who should join DECA? +

    All students who participate in DECA activities at the local, district, chartered association and/or international levels should pay chartered association and DECA Inc. dues. These activities include, but are not limited to, conferences, competitive events, online challenges, scholarship applications and more. Board policy states that all members, including advisors, must
  • What are membership dues? +

    DECA Inc. membership dues are $8 USD per person (student, advisor, alumni and professional) plus appropriate chartered association dues. The list of dues is available and automatically appears for your chartered association in the online membership system.
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