Proficiency Awards recognize the development of technical knowledge and skills that students develop through their Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. Based on a calendar year of SAE documentation, students may begin applying for this award program during their freshman year through one year after graduation. Student applications compete in over 50 categories at the chapter, district, state and national levels. See the Policies and Procedures Manual for full eligibility and program details.
In addition to completing a Proficiency Award application and mailing to the state office, by the state calendar of due dates or hand delivered to preliminary evaluation on Friday evening (the day prior to preliminary evaluation) in Kearney. All applicants advancing to state must also complete the State Qualifying Proficiency Application Form by the date designed on the state calendar of due dates. To apply, please complete the State Qualifying Proficiency Application Form located on the Teacher Password Protected page. This form will require indication of potential interview conflicts, indicating if the applicant wishes to be considered for first place, and submitting biographical information which will be read on stage during state convention if selected as first place.
All Proficiency Applications must be completed online using the AET. Visit National FFA’s Proficiency Award Page for more information.
- Log in to the AET and start an application using your records.
Tip: View the Proficiency Award PDW video.
Downloadable Proficiency Award Documents
National FFA Proficiency Award Areas and Descriptions – New areas and descriptions as of September 3, 2019