FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the difference between state competitive events and national competitive events?
Both types of competitive events are offered at State Conference. State competitive events are only offered at State Conference and do not advance to National Conference. Only national competitive events are offered at National Conference.
Where do I find the competitive event rubrics?
After you affiliate, you can access the National Competitive Events Guide on Total TSA.
What are all of the competitive events offered at State Conference?
We organized the competitive events we offer by career cluster. Take a look!
I have a technical question about an event. Who do I ask?
For national competitive events, the Competition Regulations Committee (CRC) is a great place to start. You can contact them here.
Can I add members after the December 1st affiliation deadline?
Yes, you can! However, be aware that only affiliated members will populate on the State Conference registration website. As long as your chapter was affiliated by the deadline with or without student names, you will not be charged a late fee.
What are the benefits of affiliating with TSA?
Affiliating with TSA gives you and your students access to:
- Competitive events guides
- Leadership training and conferences
- Professional development
- Business and industry connections
- Network of students and teachers
- State level leadership opportunities
- Advisor resources shared drive
- Chapter management
- Conference materials
- Sample projects
Do I need to have a full student roster when I affiliate?
You can initially affiliate without entering in students names to gain access to the resources. Then as the year progresses, you can add students to your membership roster and increase in membership levels as needed. By State Conference, you will want to make sure you have your full roster uploaded.
How do I decide which competitive events my students compete in at State Conference?
First, you want to make sure you are meeting the eligibility per chapter outlined in the COTSA Advisors Shared Drive. If you have many students interested than your chapter is allowed, you may want to consider hosting runoffs.