Become An Officer

Note: Applications for becoming a State Officer for 2019-2020 have been updated. 

Becoming an officer is simple!  But you must complete and submit all required components 21 days prior to the state conference. This year, the deadline is March 20, 2019.

1- Download the Officer Packet, read the packet carefully and make sure you meet the qualifications, have the time to dedicate to TSA and find the office that best suits your skills. You may apply for an elected position, an appointed position (Historian or Parliamentarian), or one of each.  Please note that the paperwork for Historian or Parliamentarian also needs to be submitted prior to the deadline, even if you are running for an elected position. 

2- Download the PA-TSA State Officer Candidate Endorsement Form, and have your parents, advisor, principal and superintendent sign the agreement. If you are applying for the position of Historian, fill out the additional form describing your experience in video editing and media production. Scan the document(s) and return to sevans [at]

3- Complete the simple on-line application, by clicking here.  You will need to have the following items in order to complete the application:

  • Your signed PA-TSA State Officer Candidate Endorsement Form scanned in as a PDF
  • If applicable, your signed form for the Historian position (scanned)
  • A current “head shot” as a JPG or TIFF file (please try and make sure that it is not upside down or sideways)
  • A 250-word statement of why you are interested in the position (you can copy and paste form any text editing software)

4- If you are applying for the position of Parliamentarian, you will also need to take a test on parliamentary procedure while at the State Conference. You can take the test at any of the testing sessions listed in the conference schedule.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Mrs. Shelley Evans, State Officer Advisor, at sevans [at]

Thank you for your interest in running for a State Officer position and best of luck! 

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