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Congressional Degree Guidelines

The first stage of the TSA Advanced Degree Program is the Congressional Degree. This degree is available to all TSA members regardless of grade or level. A member will receive this degree by meeting the following requirements:

  • Be a TSA member of good standing.

  • Attend the TSA Fall Leadership Conference

  • Take the TSA Congressional Degree written exam, scoring 85 percent or better.

    • A time limit of 30 minutes shall be given for the exam.

    • The exam shall consist of matching and multiple-choice questions.


The information that the members will be tested over will include:

  • Motto

  • TSA colors and their meaning

  • Officer symbols

  • Duties of the officers

  • The goals and purposes of TSA

  • The names, schools, and offices of the state officers, representatives, and alternates

  • The key personnel of TSA (e.g., National Director, State Director, etc.)

  • The TSA official dress

The Congressional Degree exam shall be administered by the chapter advisor by October 1st. Members who meet all of the above requirements shall be recognized during the TSA Fall Leadership Conference. Members receiving the TSA Congressional Degree will be awarded the appropriate lapel pin. Receiving the TSA Congressional Degree makes the TSA member eligible to pursue the Senatorial Degree.

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