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        Category

        Code

        Points

        Activity

        Max Use

        Knowledge

        401

        10

        Demonstrate or explain the parts of the BPA emblem and their meaning to your BPA advisor or chapter (must be part of an actual demonstration, not merely being an observer) (identify to whom, when, and how presented)

        1

        Knowledge

        402

        10

        Recite the BPA pledge by memory on a one-to-one basis to your advisor or chapter (chapter meeting recitation does not qualify) (identify to whom presented and circumstances)

        1

        Knowledge

        403

        10

        Make a short presentation on the BPA colors to your advisor or chapter (identify to whom, when, and how presented)

        1

        Knowledge

        404

        10

        Make a short presentation on the purposes of BPA to your advisor or chapter (identify to whom, when, and how presented)

        1

        Knowledge

        405

        10

        Explain the significance of the Torch Ceremony to your advisor or chapter (identify to whom, when, and circumstances)

        1

        Knowledge

        408

        5

        Participate in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the regional level (identify the region and name of competitive event)

        2

        Knowledge

        409

        5

        Place in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the regional level (identify the region, place, and name of competitive event)

        2

        Knowledge

        410

        5

        Participate in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the state level (identify the name of competitive event)

        2

        Knowledge

        411

        10

        Place in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the state level (identify the competitive event and place)

        2

        Knowledge

        412

        10

        Participate in a BPA competitive event, individual or team, at the national leadership conference (identify the name of the competitive event)

        2

        Knowledge

        413

        15

        Place in top ten in a BPA competitive event, individual or team, at the national leadership conference (identify the place and name of competitive event)

        2

        Knowledge

        414

        5

        Attend a workshop at a  BPA fall, regional, state, or national leadership conference (identify the workshop, presenter, and conference)

        4

        Knowledge

        415

        10

        Attend a parliamentary procedure workshop; does not need to be presented by BPA (identify the workshop, presenter, and circumstances)

        1

        Knowledge

        416

        10

        Read all three of the BPA local, state, and national constitutions (identify the sources)

        1

        Knowledge

        417

        10

        Study the current guidelines for a BPA Cares award program in the BPA Cares Awards Handbook. Present a written proposal to the local vice president outlining procedures for the chapter to receive the recognition.

        1

        Knowledge

        418

        10

        Conduct an interview with a business person (high school graduate at least) regarding what their job entails (identify the person, their job title, and the business where they are employed)

        1

        Knowledge

        419

        10

        Give a presentation demonstrating how to use a particular type of software to a group (identify the software, the group, and the place the presentation was given)

        1

        Knowledge

        420

        5

        Give a presentation on any topic using computer or multimedia (electronic) technology (identify your topic, the technology used, the group you presented to, and the place where the presentation was given)

        1

        Knowledge

        421

        5

        Conduct a job search using the Internet (identify two companies about which you received information)

        1

        Knowledge

        423

        5

        Take a State BPA Merit Scholar Test (identify the state conference)

        1

        Knowledge

        424

        10

        Earn a State BPA Merit Scholar Award (identify the state conference)

        1

        Knowledge

        425

        10

        Take the BPA Merit Scholar Test at NLC (identify the national conference)

        1

        Knowledge

        426

        15

        Earn a BPA Merit Scholar Award at NLC (identify the national conference)

        1

        Knowledge

        427

        10

        Attend a BPA State Executive Council meeting

        1

        Knowledge

        428

        10

        Write an article for the BPA regional or state publication or newsletter (must be submitted but need not be published) (identify the topic and publication)

        1

        Knowledge

        429

        15

        Write and get published an article about your chapter for the bpa.org website submitted through the National Center staff or State Advisor (on your state’s linked page from bpa.org)

        2

        Knowledge

        431

        15

        Write a BPA article for any city newspaper; it must be published (specify the topic, paper, and publication date)

        2

        Knowledge

        432

        10

        Speak about BPA at a non-chapter meeting (such as a civic organization) (this may include one presentation to a school-related organization) (identify the topic and meeting)

        2

        Knowledge

        433

        10

        Attend a professional webinar (identify the topic) (same activity cannot be used in conjunction with Knowledge 441)

        1

        Knowledge

        434

        5

        Take a certification exam from Certiport or Precision Exams (include certification name and testing site)

        2

        Knowledge

        435

        10

        Achieve a certification from Certiport or Precision Exams (include certification name and testing site)

        2

        Knowledge

        436

        10

        Take a certification exam at the National Leadership Conference Certification Lab sponsored by Certiport or Precision Exams (include certification name)

        1

        Knowledge

        437

        15

        Achieve a certification at the National Leadership Conference Certification Lab sponsored by Certiport (include certification name)

        1

        Knowledge

        438

        10

        Take the National Association of Parliamentarians Certification Exam at a BPA National Leadership Conference (identify the conference)

        1

        Knowledge

        439

        10

        Complete the requirements for the Life Skills Achievement Program provided through Next Step Academy (identify the courses taken)

        1

        Knowledge

        440

        10

        Create a portfolio that presents some of the work and/or projects you completed as a member of BPA (identify the work/projects covered in the portfolio)

        1

        Knowledge

        441

        10

        Attend a BPA professional webinar (identify the topic) (same activity cannot be used in conjunction with Knowledge: 433)

        2

        Knowledge

        450

        5

        Miscellaneous: any BPA knowledge activity not specified in the above codes (identify the activity completely)

        1

         

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