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Advisor Information & Resources

Enjoy the Benefits of Professional Membership

Why is it important for an advisor to register as a professional member of SkillsUSA? It’s one of the best ways to demonstrate to students the importance of the organization and the opportunities that membership will provide.

Professional Members Benefits

2019-20 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards

The latest edition will be available by Oct. 1. The official competition guide for the SkillsUSA Championships contains rules for all national competitive events, including an overview, lists of technical skills and knowledge required, clothing requirements, eligibility and equipment lists. Note: Because of the constant need for updates, both the latest SkillsUSA Championships contest updates and the official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are located online here.

Jump Into STEM!

Curriculum includes middle-school and elementary-school STEM career exploration activities that can be taught by high-school and college/postsecondary members. This is a great opportunity to expose students to STEM careers and recruit for career and technical education programs as well as SkillsUSA.

South Dakota Tech Career Essentials: Foundations

This complete curriculum includes 29 lesson SkillsUSA plans that support the SkillsUSA Framework and prepare students for workplace success. Career Essentials: Foundations is the first building block in the suite of products offered through the SkillsUSA Career Essentials. 

Membership Benefits Details

SkillsUSA professional members receive all of these materials when they submit membership along with a valid email address. The 2019-20 SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards and other materials are provided through a digital delivery system. National dues for professional members are $20 plus state dues, which vary. The complete listing of 2019-20 state dues and deadlines is online or in the mailed membership kits.

If you need assistance with SkillsUSA membership or registration, hotline operators are ready to answer your questions about starting a new chapter, ways to engage chapter members or strategies to strengthen an existing chapter. Operators are on call 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday (Eastern time). To reach the hotline, call 844-875-4557 or email You can also chat online on the membership registration site.