DECA Chartered Associations + Chartered Association Advisors
Chapters within a state, province or territory comprise the chartered associations. Associations are chartered by DECA Inc. with authority to operate DECA chapters in that state, province or territory. Charters may be granted for the high school division, the college division or both. Charter holders agree to follow DECA Inc.’s constitution and bylaws. State departments of education hold DECA Inc.’s charter for the high school division in all 50 U.S. states. College charters are held by either state departments of education or a non-profit corporation.