Who is Business Professionals of America?
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a "co-curricular" organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Resources and materials are available on-line and designed to be customized to a school's program.
The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA's showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences.
Some of BPA's other major programs include the scholarship program, the National Leadership Academy, and National Officer Elections. The Torch Awards Program and Special Recognition Awards Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to the community.
Click here to download a copy of the BPA constitution.
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Business Professionals of America serves a broad spectrum of students, varied in age and skill level. Based on age and competency, people can participate in our four divisions. Each division has an associated cost. Because BPA is a multi-tiered organization, part of a member's dues goes to pay each level of the organization.
Regional Dues: Please keep in mind that each region also has a regional due associated with your membership. To find out how much your region charges for regional dues, please contact your regional advisor. Contact information for all regional advisors can be found on the Contact Us Page.
The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.
At Business Professionals of America, we are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States. The measure of our success will be the perception that alumni of Business Professionals of America are highly competent and skilled workforce professionals who enable business and industry to maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life associated with our celebrated United States of America.
What does BPA Mean?
The field for which we prepare our students; emphasizes that we educate our members to work efficiently, not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations.
Our students indicate they join BPA to take advantage of a wide variety of professional development opportunities.
Symbolizes pride in our country and its free enterprise business system.
Pledge & Graphics
For more information regarding the BPA Pledge, Colors, and Graphics, please click here.