The requirements to become a certified region according to the State Competition Committee is a 3-year process. During this process you will need to designate a regional director. It is highly encouraged to have a co-director but not required. The Geographic areas for non-active regions have been determine by the state already. Refer to the map for additional details about region layouts.
Year 1 (Application year):
Set up a meeting with the Director or State Steering Committee Member
Can start as small as one school or district.
Director and Co-Director (if applicable) need to attend an active regional event
Director and Co-Director (if applicable) need to attend the State Event
The geographic area has been already established by the state for non-active regions.
Year 2 (Probationary year):
Areas that are involved indicated on the map as an active region with
Growth is expected to expand to other counties in the region
Year 3 (Certification year):
Full region is indicated on the Map
Everyone in your region must be allowed to participate.
Requirements to maintain a regional certification
Competition is open to whole region each year
Students from region participates at state each year
Regional Director or representative attend the planning meeting in February
Regional Director of regional representative help by working at the State Competition