As no two national HOSA charter organizations look alike, our Montana SLC is sometimes runs a little bit differently than at the International Leadership Conference (ILC) or in other states. We have created “short sheets” for each of the competitive events for you to see what they look like and how the scoring rounds will be done on our site. They will include: equipment you are required to bring, a basic description of the event, how our rounds will be done in Montana, and the scoring rubrics.
Competitive Event Resources
Online Video Submission Window For Technical Skill Events January 22- February 16, 2024
This year MOST technical skill events will have a video submission to qualify to sit for the written exam. Competitors should be practicing all of the skills for their event not knowing which ones they will be asked to submit a video of. The requirements will include performing 1-2 of the “mystery skill(s)” without the use of looking at the rubric. On January 22nd, Montana HOSA will be sharing the “mystery skill” for each event and requirements for video submission. The window for submitting this video will then be open until midnight on the night of February 16th.
If it is a 2 person event, both competitors must submit a video.
Instructions and forms to upload coming soon.
Online Written Testing Window February 26- March 8, 2024
All Health Science Events (commonly referred to as knowledge tests) along with the new National Geographic Learning Academic Center Tests; Health Professions and Emergency Preparedness Events; and any other events with a written testing component must be scheduled with your advisor and test proctor during this window.
Supplemental Materials Deadline March 15, 2024
Many of the “soft skills” events have supplemental materials that need to be uploaded early. Please check your short sheet guidelines to see what you need to upload by this date. Any event with a online upload will instead be shared to Montana HOSA during this timeframe. Instructions and forms to upload coming soon.
State Leadership Conference April 3-4, 2024
Qualifying competitors will have the opportunity to showcase their technical and professional skills in competition. Be sure to check the Montana Gotta Have It and Short Sheet Guidelines for equipment you are responsible for bringing.
Montana "Gotta Have It" List
It's important to start planning for your CEs early to be sure you have the proper equipment to practice with, as well as, the equipment you are expected to bring with you to the State Leadership Conference. Here you can find the Montana "Gotta Have It" list for each CE, as well, as a guide about what equipment looks like and where you can buy it. UPDATES for 2023-2024 WILL BE COMING SOON.
Can I compete in multiple events?
Yes, at Montana HOSA SLC you can compete in one event each day plus take as many knowledge tests ahead of time as you would like. For Leadership and Teamwork Events (you can choose one in these categories) and for Health Professions and Emergency Preparedness Events (you can choose one in these categories) for a total of 2 in-person events.
If I am competing in an event with skills, will I know those skills ahead of time?
At the state level, we do not tell competitors which of the skills from the rubric they will be tested on until they come into the room. Competitors will be tested on 1-3 of the selected skills and these skills become a “secret scenario” that is not to be shared with others.
What am I required to bring for my event?
Please check out the Montana “Gotta Have It” download along with your competitive event guidelines for more information about what each competitor is responsible for bringing or turning in ahead of time.
Can we ask other schools to borrow their equipment if we don't have it?
No, at SLC this is discouraged. We want to make sure that competitors have had the opportunity to properly practice with the required materials before coming to the state competition.
What are competitive event guidelines?
CE guidelines and short sheets are very important! Full guidelines for each of the competitive events can be found on the national HOSA website here. These are essential to understanding how your event will be run, evaluated, and the rules of the event. Montana HOSA will soon be releasing “short sheets” which are a condensed version of this and highlight the changes of how things might be run at our local level.
What if my teammate(s) cannot come to state anymore?
This is not uncommon as we all know people can get sick, have family emergencies, or circumstances change in the weeks before state. For most teamwork events, it is a range of people on a team, for example 3-5 people. Therefore, you must have at least 3 people and no more than 5. You cannot compete at SLC without the minimum number of competitors. Substitutions maybe allowed, but only for events that did not have a qualifying test required of the person stepping in and that the new competitor is still only competing in one event per day. Please keep this in mind when deciding who your teammate(s) is or before choosing an event with teammates.
Do I have to qualify to compete at SLC?
Yes, some events will have pre-qualifying standards including tests and early submission of videos and/or supplemental material this year. Advisors will be notified of students who have qualified for their events at the end of March or early April. Please follow the Montana HOSA short sheets, gotta have it list, and calendar for more information on these qualifying deadlines.
When is the online testing window?
February 26- March 8, 2024
When does my advisor have to register me for SLC by?
The Montana SLC registration is open from January 22- February 16, 2024. Note: All members registering for state, must have previously been affiliated in the system.
Does my event have materials I need to submit early?
Check your guidelines, short sheets, and/or the Montana HOSA Gotta Have It chart to see if your event has early submissions. Technical skill video submissions will be due February 16, 2024. Supplemental material submissions will be due March 15, 2024.
More information about how to submit coming soon.