Congratulations to DECA's 2024 Certified School-based Enterprises

Feb 6, 2024

Congratulations to the DECA School-based Enterprises (SBEs) that earned a 2024 Chapter Certification!

For the certification process, SBE student leaders completed a written project to demonstrate how their SBE met the National Curriculum Standards and showcasing how their retail operations or food service operations school-based business adheres to select model business standards.  SBEs have faced numerous challenges to remain open and run business operations while navigating health and safety guidelines.

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 bring up to two (2) members to participate in the exclusive SBE Academy and competition at this year’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California.

The 2023-2024 academic year had a record number of submissions, with nearly 800 SBEs submitting for chapter certification. View the full list of results here.

  • 728 SBEs earned Gold-level Certification or Re-certification
  • 10 SBEs earned Silver-level Certification
  • 4 SBEs earned Bronze-level Certification

Advisors can log into the SBE Submission Portal and review their rubric and evaluation.

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 Manager

Debbie Taylor is DECA's leadership manager. In this role, she implements a comprehensive student leadership program for both the high school and college divisions. She is responsible for the Emerging Leader Series, student recognition programs and leads the DECA Inc. executive officer teams and elections.

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