Competitive Events Guidelines

The 2018-2019 Guidelines have been posted. For a summary of the major changes to the guidelines this year, visit the first two links on the CE Useful Tools page.

January 9, 2019 - GRR #32 A, regarding competitor photo identification, was inadvertently omitted from the General Rules and Regulations when published August 2018, but will be in effect for the 2019 ILC. 

January 4, 2019:  A new link has been provided to the Healthcare Issues Exam for NIH Medline Plus Magazine.

Dental Science- a typo was corrected on page 14 of the guidelines that the total points is 45, not 30. 

Pharmacy Science has been updated with clarifications made to Skill III:  Withdrawing Liquid from a Vial.  The changes are in red.  

November 6, 2018: Healthcare Issues Exam, guideline item #4 update - NIH Medline Plus Magazine has informed HOSA that they were not able to meet the October deadline to publish the Fall edition of the magazine, as they are moving to a new website and it is taking longer than expected; therefore, the Fall edition will be posted sometime between November 15-30.  Since the state level test contains questions from July 1 – November 1, this means that the state level HCIE will only contain questions from the Summer (July) edition of NIH Medline Plus Magazine. The ILC HCIE will contain questions from the Fall edition (posted the end of November/first of December timeframe) and Winter (February) editions of NIH Medline Plus Magazine.  

October 19, 2018: Knowledge Test Transcultural Healthcare: The resource “Transcultural Healthcare: A Culturally Competent Approach” by Larry Purnell is being discontinued. It is only available on Amazon via electronic Kindle format. The regional and state tests in 2018-2019 will still have questions from both resources. The 2019 ILC test will ONLY contain questions from “Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness” by Rachel Spector.

September 23, 2018: The Community Awareness and Health Education guidelines have been re-posted with an updated rating sheet reflecting the addition of materials uploaded to STEM Premier.

September 7, 2018: The Biomedical Debate guidelines have been re-posted to include the list of references that will be used to develop the test questions for round 1. 

HOSA Handbook Section B: The General Rules and Regulations for each of the events is located in this part of the Handbook.  Be sure to read this in its entirety before you compete in any HOSA competitive events. 

Health Science Events

Health Professions Events

Emergency Preparedness Events

Leadership Events

Teamwork Events

Recognition Events

* Must be classified under the provision of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Public Law 105-17.

** Event Includes Middle School Division