Announcing DECA's 2021 Certified School-based Enterprises

February 8, 2021

Congratulations to the DECA School-based Enterprises (SBEs) that earned a 2021 Chapter Certification!

For the certification process, SBE student managers and DECA members completed a written project showcasing how their retail operations or food service operations school-based business adheres to select model business standards.

Recognition is provided for outstanding achievement at three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. SBEs earning Gold-level Certification or Gold Re-certification are eligible to participate in the exclusive SBE Academy and competition at this year’s virtual International Career Development Conference.

This year, SBEs faced numerous challenges to open and run their business operations. While navigating new school, district and state health and safety guidelines, many chapters innovated their stores, products and protocols to meet the global pandemic.

  • 246 SBEs earned Gold-level Certification or Re-certification
  • 1 SBE earned Silver-level Certification
  • 5 SBEs earned Bronze-level Certification

See a complete list of the 2021 certified SBEs here.

To learn more about this project and how your chapter might participate in the future, please click here.

Congratulations to all the Certified DECA School-based Enterprises!


Debbie Taylor
Leadership Specialist

As DECA’s leadership specialist, Debbie implements a comprehensive student leadership program for both the high school and college divisions. She is responsible for the Emerging Leader Series, executive officer teams and elections, and student recognition programs like the Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program and DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. Debbie has worked for DECA since 2019.

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