All objective tests will be administered online. Please refer to the 2019-2020 Official Guidelines for Competitive Events to see which events have an objective test.

All testing will be done prior to the Career Development Conference and the performance components (written, oral, role plays) will be completed at conference. Be sure to read each event guideline carefully.

Online testing will be offered Jan. 21, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2020.

Online Testing Proctor

You must complete the online testing proctor information for your 2019-2020 DECA chapter by clicking the link below, and completing all of the information. All online testing information and instructions will be emailed to the testing proctor on file, approximately one week prior to the start of testing.

This MUST be completed each year prior to the testing window.

Testing Liaison

Ticket for Online Testing

It is the responsibility of each local advisor to complete a “Ticket to Test” for each DECA member needing to complete an online test for one of DECA’s competitive events. Please use extreme care when completing this form to ensure your student is ticketed for the correct exam.

Ticket to Test

DECA Exams

Business Administration Core

PBM – Principals of Business Management and Administration

PFN – Principals of Finance

PHT – Principals of Hospitality and Tourism

PMK – Principals of Marketing

Business Management and Administration

BLTDM – Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

HRM – Human Resources Management Series


ADC – Advertising Campaign

AAM – Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

ASM – Automotive Services Series

BSM – Business Services Marketing

BTDM – Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

FMP – Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan

FMS – Food Marketing Series

MCS – Marketing Communications Series

MTDM – Marketing Management Team Decision Making

PSE – Professional Selling

RMS – Retail Merchandising Series

SEM – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series

STDM – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making

SEPP – Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan


ACT – Accounting Applications Series

BFS – Business Finance Series

FCE – Financial Consulting

FTDM – Financial Services Team Decision Making

Hospitality and Tourism

HTPS – Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

HTDM – Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

HLM – Hotel and Lodging Management Series

QSRM – Quick Service Restaurant Management Series

RFSM – Restaurant and Food Service Management Series

TTDM – Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Personal Financial Literacy

PFL – Personal Financial Literacy