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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.

New Mexico has more than 50 years of history and currently has 700+ members in 34 chapters statewide. Nationally, BPA has over 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters in 25 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) is an integral part of Business Professionals of America. The goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curricula. Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 90 categories, under five assessment areas including:

  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Management Information Systems
  • Digital Communication & Design
  • Management, Marketing, & Communication
  • Health Administration

Some of BPA’s other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, Officer Elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.

Vision Statement

The vision for Business Professionals of America is: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.

Affiliation Fees

State & National Dues


Initial Membership Due: November 1

NM BPA is a unified dues state. Students must belong to both the state and national organization.

State DUES

Secondary: $13.00
Middle Level: $10.00
Advisors: $13.00

National DUES

Secondary: $14.00
Middle Level: $10.00
Secondary Advisors: $14.00
Middle Level Advisors: $10.00


Secondary: $27.00
Middle Level: $20.00
Secondary Advisors: $27.00
Middle Level Advisors: $23.00

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