2020-2021 Competitive Events Guidelines

HOSA Handbook Section B - The HOSA Competitive Events Program:

A necessary instructional resource for HOSA chapter members and the local Health Science teacher/HOSA advisor is Section B. Section B provides all current information pertaining to the HOSA Competitive Events Program to enhance leadership and technical skill development in the classroom and to guide competition at the local, district/regional, state and international levels.  This publication includes General Rules and Regulations; specific Competitive Events Guidelines (including competency based performance rating sheets); and Competitive Event Appendices - all pertaining to administration of, preparation for and participation in HOSA competitive events.
Equipment and supplies needed by HOSA event management to run and organize competitions, can now be found HERE. This information is no longer part of the event guideline files. 
Updates during the membership year: For more information on guideline updates, please see item #48 in the General Rules and Regulations.

9.17.2020  Healthy Lifestyle - Points for the reference page have been added to the rating sheet. 

9.20.2020  Clinical Specialty - The Work-based Summary and Learning and the Professional Verification Letter have been deleted due to limitations in facility access due to Covid.

9.23.2020 Nursing Assisting & Personal Care Clarification has been made to Skill V steps #7 & #8.

Middle School Events 


Secondary and Postsecondary/Collegiate Events 

Health Science Events



Health Professions Events

Emergency Preparedness Events


Leadership Events



Teamwork Events


Recognition Events



National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center 

(Secondary, Postsecondary/Collegiate and Alumni)


**Student must be classified under the provision of the 2004 reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to participate.

HOSA offers numerous scholarships every year to its members interested in pursuing a variety of health careers. As you consider participating in these competitive events, please keep in mind there may be a HOSA Scholarship offered that fits your interests! For more information on the HOSA Scholarship program, please visit http://www.hosa.org/scholarships. 

A History / Summary of the CE Program (Section B) can be found HERE.