Competitive Events

HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the HOSA Competitive Events Program, a constantly expanding and improving series of health care related competitive events.  Competitive events are designed to provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by members through Health and Biomedical Science class instruction, related job training and activities. Individual members and teams are evaluated according to set standards of performance by professionals from the health care community appropriate to each event. Those who prepare for an event are developing the knowledge and skills to become future health professionals.


Tips for Success at the ILC Competitive


  • Study the Guidelines
    In order to be successful, you must follow the rules! Be sure to bring your copy of the guidelines to the event orientation. 
  • Be Test Ready
    Don't forget to bring two #2 pencils! Many HOSA events include a round one test and the use of Scantron forms that require #2 pencils.
  • Choose the Right Event for You
    There are 60 competitive events, be sure to pick the right one for you!



Reasonable Accommodation Policy

HOSA members with disabilities or who do not speak English will be reasonably accommodated in national competitive events through event modification as a means of providing an equal competitive opportunity. Such members may be allowed to provide and utilize special equipment that HOSA may not be able to provide. For Spanish speaking competitors, HOSA will make every effort to find interpreters as needed. Requests for reasonable accommodation must be indicated on the HOSA International Leadership Conference registration form and submitted to HOSA Headquarters by the May 15 deadline.


Professionals who wish to spread the awareness of the health profession and leadership skills are invited to get involved in HOSA! We are actively recruiting volunteers to serve as judges for the 43rd annual HOSA International Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas, June 24-27, 2020. We need judges for our HOSA Competitive Events. The events are designed to motivate HOSA members to study, work hard, and achieve a high standard of excellence in a variety of leadership and skill disciplines. We will have 8,100+ competitors in 60 different events which means we need over 400 judges to evaluate student performance.  

Learn more about HOSA judging by clicking here!


Already registered to judge?

Please watch this 5 minute video about the role of judges in HOSA’s Competitive Event Program and what you can expect. Thank you in advance for commiting to serve as a judge for the International Leadership Conference.