FBLA Competitive Events New / Modified / Name Change

Procedure Changes

  1. Individuals/Teams—Modify event guidelines so that all events that are currently teams of 2 to 3 would be an individual or team of 2 to 3. Parliamentary Procedure would remain a team of 4 to 5. LifeSmarts would remain a team of 2.
  2. Projectors—Modify event guidelines to no longer use projectors in preliminary round of presentation events—competitors would present directly from their laptops/devices. Eliminates disadvantage some students experience if projectors don’t work and creates a level playing field for all competitors. (Projectors will only be provided for finals in events with viewing, and it is up to the competitors to decide if they wish to use them.)
  3. Rating Sheets—Newly revised FBLA rating sheets will be instituted.

Important Update: Cancellation of FBLA MOS Excel and Word Competitive Events

We just received notice that Certiport will no longer be sponsoring the MOS Excel and Word competitive events, therefore, they will not be offered for our upcoming 2017–18 FBLA competitive events program.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

New: Present a newscast to judges. Topic in CMH.

Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Name Change: Name change from "FBLA Principles & Procedures" so all grades 9/10 events are named "Introduction to [event name]"

Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Name Change: Name change from "Public Speaking I" so all grades 9/10 events are named "Introduction to [event name]"

Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Name Change: Name change from "Public Speaking II"; distinction no longer needed.

Category: Team Performance
Type: Individual or Team

New: New event for 2017-18. Run similarly to Virtual Business Management Challenge.