Congratulations to DECA's 2023 Certified School-based Enterprises

Feb 13, 2023

Congratulations to the DECA School-based Enterprises (SBEs) that earned a 2023 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 one to three members to participate in the exclusive SBE Academy and competition at this year’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL.

  • 613 SBEs earned Gold-level Certification or Re-certification
  • 7 SBE earned Silver-level Certification
  • 13 SBEs earned Bronze-level Certification

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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