• What is FBLA and How Can it Benefit Me?




    What Is FBLA?


    FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA) is the national student organization for all secondary school students participating in business and information technology education programs.  It involves students in chapters in the united fifty states, Guam, American Samoa, The Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide.  All local chapters operate under the supervision of a state chapter, and all function within the framework of the national organization.


    Membership is open to secondary school students, grades 6 through 12, enrolled in business and business-related courses, who accept the purpose of FBLA, subscribe to its creed, demonstrate willingness to contribute to meaningful school-community relations and possess qualities for employment.


    FBLA is designed to function as an integral part of the instructional program of thebusiness education curriculum.  The purpose of the organization is to


              “...provide opportunities for secondary school students to develop vocational and career supportive competencies for business and office occupations and to promote civic and personal responsibility.”


    FBLA is operated in cooperation with the U. S. Office of Education, the Association for Career and Technical Education, the National Business Education Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Coordination Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations.


    Benefits Of FBLA Membership


    The national and state chapters of FBLA exist as an integral part of the instructional program for its members.  FBLA relies primarily on member dues to provide the student with a broad range of publications, programs and services custom-designed to emphasize each member’s personal growth and development.  FBLA membership is an investment that yields big future dividends.


    FutureBusiness Leaders of America provides opportunities for:


    «  enhancing self-confidence and leadership skills through chapter leadership activities


    «  sharpening public speaking skills by leading discussions, presenting workshops, and giving speeches


    «  building friendships through chapter team activities and at conferences


    «  applying money management techniques by developing chapter and project budgets


    «  acquiring the skills needed to compete in the job market


    «  networking with business leaders to increase job prospects and mentoring opportunities


    «  participating in conferences and workshops on leadership skills, image, etiquette, time management, goal setting, decision making and career development


    «  competing in FBLA competitive events


    Goals Of FBLA


    Every FBLA program, service and activity has been designed to achieve one or more of the following organization goals:


    « develop competent, aggressive business leadership


    « strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work


    « createmore interest in and understanding of American business enterprise


    « encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business and community


    « develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism


    « encourageand practice efficient money management


    « encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty


    « assiststudents in the establishment of occupational goals


    « facilitate the transition from school to work



    FBLA Pledge


    I solemnly promise

    to uphold the aims andresponsibilities of

    Future Business Leaders of America

    and, as an active member,

    I shall strive to develop thequalities

    necessary in becoming a responsible

    business leader.




    FBLA Creed


    I believe education is the right of every person.


    I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family and educational institutions, aswell as people around the world.  I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.


    I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.


    I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political,community and family life.


    I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.


    I believe every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school and community.


    I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly.  I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.




    FBLA Code Of Ethics


    I will be honest and sincere.


    I will approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my work at a high standard.


    I will willingly accept responsibilities and duties.


    I will seek to profit from my mistakes and take suggestions and criticisms directed toward the improvement of myself and my work.


    I will abide by the rules and regulations of my school.


    I will exercise initiative and responsibility and will cooperate with my employer and fellow workers.


    I will dress and act in a manner that will bring respect to me and to my school.


    I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my resources to worthwhile projects.



Last Modified on October 31, 2023