Certiport Parental Consent Form

New Requirements for Certiport Exams Being Enforced at NLC

This year there is a new requirement that has been implemented by Certiportat the direction of Microsoft and Pearson VUE—regarding any and all MOS and MTA exams incorporated into the BPA Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP).  All students under the age of 18 will be required to submit a signed parental consent form which must be on file with the National Center in order for scores to be released to BPA at Nationals.

If there is no parental consent form on file with the National Center on or before May 1, 2020, contestant scores will not be released to BPA and students’ overall scores for contests will be drastically affected.

Please download the form, complete, and then follow the instructions for uploading this form to National BPA using the pre-submit system. This form must be on file with the National Center for any and all student contestants who are/will be under the age of 18 before May 5, 2020.

It is strongly encouraged that all states include this newly required parental consent form in all BPA materials and packets for students who may and/or will be advancing to Nationals. Please direct any questions regarding the new requirement to Dr. Louann Ross.  Additionally, Certiport will accept scanned original signatures, however, they will not accept digital signatures; so, the form must physically be signed before scanned and submitted.

Contests requiring Certiport Parental Consent Form

BPA Competitive Event Name
Industry Recognized Certification Exam
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications MOS Excel Exam 2016
Advanced Word Processing MOS Word Exam 2016
Computer Network Technology MTA Networking Fundamentals
Computer Security MTA Security Fundamentals
Database Applications MOS Access 2016
Fundamentals of Web Design MTA HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals
Integrated Office Applications MOS PowerPoint 2016
Network Administration Using Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting MTA Windows OS Fundamentals
Visual Basic/C# Programming MTA Software Development Fundamentals – VB Exam
MTA Software Development Fundamentals – C# Exam

Uploading Instructions

Business Professionals of America will utilize the pre-submit system to collect the scanned and signed Certiport Parental Consent Forms. We urge advisors to maintain the original paper copy and have it on file with them while at the National Leadership Conference.

Students or advisors, please use the following directions to submit the form.

1. Visit legacy.bpa.org/submit
2. Use the student’s membership ID and password to login to the system.
3. Click the link for submitting to an NLC Contest or select NLC 2020 from the list.
4. Select from the Event list, Certiport Parental Consent Form.
5. Choose your division.
6. Enter your name.
7. Enter the email for upload confirmation.
8. Click Choose File.
9. Select the file from your computer.
10. Click Submit.

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