You are automatically entered by way of being a chapter advisor. You will see your name at the top of the first invoice you create for your chapter in the online membership registration system. When you login to the membership registration system athttps://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/, if you do not see your name list in the “Advisors” box in the upper-right corner of the page, you may click the “Add/Edit” link to add additional advisors. Alternatively, you can click this link to delete advisors as well.
NOTE: Advisors who oversee multiple chapters will be invoiced on only one dues invoice.
Membership names can only be swapped on a membership list within five (5) business days of submitting an invoice. This is stated on the national invoice and in the pop-up window that appears before an invoice is submitted. If it is beyond those five days, the original student’s name must remain on the list and membership dues payment is required for that student. As it relates to the student who you would have added onto your membership roster, you can always add additional members before the deadline by logging in to the membership registration system at https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/.
You should plan to submit all your students’ names at least two business days before the regional regional competition registration deadline in order to avoid any regional competition registration late fees.
Members can count all activities they participated in while a member of Business Professionals of America but this is restricted by division i.e. secondary, postsecondary, middle level. For example, if a senior has been a member for four years, he/she can count activities done during those four years. This includes activities done during the summer. Furthermore, if someone is a freshman, they can only claim activities since they joined BPA not activities prior to that time. You can not carry over Torch Award activities from division to division.
Many chapters allow their members to apply for the same award a following year. Members may carry over a limited number of points in each category, but a majority of the points must be for new activities. NOTE: Students who have obtained their ambassador award in a previous school year must start over at zero points.
Virtual events are neither conducted at nor associated with regional competition. In addition, they do NOT count as one of the student’s two main events. They can compete in as many virtual events as they wish IN ADDITION TO all the competitions to which they are eligible to participate in at the regional level.