2021 Virginia HOSA State Leadership Conference

This year, SLC will be virtual but will include all of the wonderful things that conference normally has to offer.  The state officers will be meeting soon to plan for a great conference and the competitive events committee has been hard at work to make this happen. 


Dates of SLC:  March 12-14, 2021


Cost:  The cost of the Virginia HOSA Virtual SLC is $45.00. This includes access to all general sessions (opening session, recognition session and awards ceremony), all educational workshops, and competitive events.  Medallions will be awarded only to competitors this year (no trophy for the school). 


Format:  If you attended the Fall Leadership Conference, the format will be very similar.  All participants will be provided a general URL for general sessions and Zoom invites for the workshops. If your school does not allow Zoom, please check with your IT department to see if they can grant an exception for those dates.  


Competitive Events:  All of the competitive events will be offered at the Virtual SLC  (except for Organizational Leadership) but there may be some modifications to the guidelines for Virginia HOSA.  All changes will be posted to the Virginia HOSA website by January 12th. The modified guidelines, rubrics and event information sheets will be found under Virginia HOSA, competitive events at www.virginia-hosa.org


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COMPETITIVE EVENTS:  Many competitive events will start before March 12th.  It is important that your students and you understand the timeline for events. The timeline will be released on January 12th to the Virginia HOSA website. 


All events that have a written test will be administered during the week of February 20th-26th.  The tests will be non-proctored and may be taken anytime during that time period.  There will be a help line available for testing questions and concerns.  This line will not become available until February 15th, The number will be provided to you at a later date. You may also email Virginia HOSA for testing questions at VAHOSA@virginiahosa.org.


Events that require Round One Testing:

  • All Health Science Events (Behavioral Health, Cultural Diversities and Disparities, Dental Terminology, Health Informatics, Human Growth and Development, Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Math, Medical Reading, Medical Spelling, Medical Terminology, Nutrition, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology)

  • The following Health Professions Events (including Personal Care) (Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Nursing, Dental Science, Home Health Aide, Medical Assisting, Nursing Assisting, Personal Care*, Pharmacy Science, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine and Veterinary Science)

  • The following Emergency Preparedness Events (including Life Support Skills) (CERT Skills, CPR/First Aid, Emergency Medical Technician, Epidemiology, and Life Support Skills)

  • The following Teamwork Events (Biomedical Debate, Creative Problem Solving, Forensic Science, HOSA Bowl, Parliamentary Procedure)


Events that have a Round Two- 

  • Some of these events are limited to the top test scores as noted on the summation chart

  • Round 2 competitors will be posted on March 6th, 2021 at 10:00 AM.  More information regarding posting of Round Two competitors will be coming soon!


SLC Conference Registration- 

The registration portal will open on Monday, January 11th, 2021.  Go to www.hosa.org, click on advisors, local advisor, click on conference management, log in (you will need your 5 digit charter number and password), scroll to the bottom for conferences and select "Virginia HOSA Virtual SLC".  The deadline to register is February 12th, 2021


SLC Conference Agenda- 

A more detailed agenda will be sent to advisors and posted on the website when it becomes available including the competitive events timeline and schedule. 


Friday, March 12th, 2021- 

Conference will officially kick off at 1:00 PM, March 12th, 2021 with workshops and competitive events. until 5:00 PM.   

Voting Delegate Orientation-  4:00 PM (Zoom)- only for registered voting delegates

Opening Session-  5:00 PM (General Link)


Saturday, March 13th, 2021- 

Workshops- 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM (Zoom)

Competitive Events- 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM (varies)

Voting Delegate Business Session- (for voting delegates only)- 4:00 PM (Zoom)

Recognition Session- 5:00 PM (General Link)


Sunday, March 14th, 2021- 

New State Officer Installation- 9:00 AM (Zoom)

Awards Ceremony- 9:30 AM (General Link)


IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE ACCURATE EMAILS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.   This is how we will communicate with competitors (testing ID and passwords).  Based on our virtual SLC last year, the Competitive Events Committee has identified that the following emails do not work to send information. If you need to update your email, please email janebest@virginiahosa.org

  • @icloud

  • @me 

  • Any school email (unless your school has granted access for students to receive outside email communication)


PAYMENT:  All checks must be made payable to:


  • Mail to: Jane Best, Virginia HOSA State Advisor, 837 Clay Street, Franklin, VA  23851

  • DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT- February 20th, 2021