Diamond Chapter

In honor of FBLA-PBL's 75th anniversary, we created a chapter recognition award exclusively for the 2016–17 membership year!

Chapters earning Diamond Chapter status will be recognized in the 2017 National Leadership Conference (NLC) program and members attending the NLC will each receive a Diamond Chapter name badge ribbon. All entries must be submitted online with required documentation by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 1, 2017.

FBLA, PBL, and FBLA-Middle Level chapters must complete 10 of the 19 activities listed below. Items 1, 2, & 3 are required.

Online Diamond Chapter Application

Deadline: April 1 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  1. REQUIRED. Chapter earns Membership Achievement Award. (Upload award submission confirmation.)

  2. REQUIRED. Chapter submits at least one article with photos for Tomorrow’s Business Leader (FBLA & FBLA-ML) or PBL Business Leader (PBL). All articles must be submitted online. (Upload screen shot of submission confirmation email. Article does not have to be published to receive credit.)

  3. REQUIRED. Create a chapter recruitment plan. (Upload copy of plan.)

    Choose 7 activities from the options below.
  4. Recruit 75% of underclassmen in your school. FBLA & PBL: freshman & sophomores; FBLA-ML: lower two grades in your school. (Underclassmen school enrollment _____  Number of  paid underclassmen members _____)

  5. 75% of chapter members complete one level of FBLA Business Achievement Awards (BAA), FBLA-Middle Level Achievement Program (MAP), or PBL Career & Membership Achievement Program (CMAP). (Upload chapter roster as of March 1 and highlight members achieving BAA, MAP, or CMAP.)

  6. 75% of chapter members compete at district/regional/state conference. (Upload chapter roster as of March 1 and indicate members competing.)

  7. Chapter achieves Chapter Challenge (Super Sweeps, Non-Stop November, & Action Awareness). (Upload Super Sweeps, Non-Stop November, & Action Awareness Certificates.)

  8. Chapter spends at least $75 at FBLA-PBL MarketPlace. (Upload copy of receipt.)

  9. Recruit at least 75% of your chapter membership as PD members (i.e. 50 student members = 38 PD members). (Upload copy of official membership roster including PD members.Will be verified based on national membership records.)

  10. Chapter contributes at least $75 to FBLA scholarship fund. (Upload copy of receipt/invoice.)

  11. Chapter raises at least $75 for March of Dimes. (Upload copy of official March of Dimes reporting form that was submitted to your state MoD office.)

  12. Chapter members collectively contribute 75 hours of community service. (Provide description of activities.)

  13. 75% of chapter members participate in a chapter community service project. (Provide 75-word summary of project and one photo.)

  14. Have chapter Instagram page with at least 75 followers and follow national FBLA-PBL account, @fbla_pbl. (Provide username.)

  15. Plan at least one activity to celebrate FBLA-PBL Week or CTE Month. (Provide description of activity and one photo of activity.)

  16. Present FBLA-PBL history presentation at chapter meeting and post photo on Instagram or Twitter. (Upload screen shot of post.)

  17. Conduct chapter officer/member installation ceremony. (Upload photo of an officer or member being installed.)

  18. Prepare brief history of local chapter (timeline, story, PowerPoint, etc.). (Upload copy of history.)

  19. Meet with a local (such as a mayor) or state (such as a senator or representative) elected official and post photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #FBLAPBL75. (Upload screen shot of post.)