Giving Purpose to Potential

About Us

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Florida BPA was started in 2000 and has grown to accommodate over 1,000 members.

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 in 72 competitive events.

Mission Statement:

Our mission at Business Professionals of America is to develop and empowers student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service

Vision:

To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service, and personal development.

BPA Pledge:

We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for careers in a world-class workforce. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation.

Divisions BPA is organized into 5 different member classifications:

  • Middle Level Division:
    For middle school students enrolled or formerly enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs.
  • High School / Secondary Division:
    For high school students enrolled or formerly enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs. Associate Member Designation is for high school students enrolled or formerly enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs for special populations.
  • College/ Post-secondary Division:
    For post-secondary (one-year, two-year, baccalaureate, or post-baccalaureate) students enrolled or formerly enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, business education and career or related education programs.
  • Alumni Division:
    For former active members of any student division.
  • Professional Membership:
    A professional member may be a person associated with BPA. (Such members may include teachers, teacher-coordinators, teacher-educators and supervisors, employers and/or training station sponsors of business education, friends of Business Professionals of America, corporate sponsors, and others appointed by the governing educational body willing to contribute to Business Professionals of America's growth and development). Professional members are stand-alone members, not serving as part of a chartered division.