FBLA Business Achievement Awards

The Business Achievement Awards (BAA) is a high school leadership development program that is easy to integrate into your classroom. The cocurricular activities are aligned to the career clusters, NBEA standards, and FBLA goals. View the alignments.

Students enhance their leadership skills, expand their business knowledge, contribute to their local communities, and earn recognition each step of the way by immersing themselves in their school, community, and FBLA programs.

Chapter advisers direct students through each level, while students work at their own pace to independently complete projects. There are four levels of the BAA, with each level increasingly challenging your high school students to expand their leadership skills and showcase their talents:

Each level builds upon previous work, and your students receive recognition when they complete each level. Students must be members of the FBLA division. Join today.


Service, Education, Progress: The Foundation of the BAA

Each level of the BAA covers these core activities and concepts:

Service—Uncover the link between a community and the success of a business. Your members focus on activities that improve the member's school, area businesses, community, and state. 

Education—Understand business and the world of work. Your members focus on activities and curriculum that prepare them for corporate America, develop an appreciation of entrepreneurship, and understand the benefits of continuing education. With input from business educators, industry professionals, and college educators, your members will be more prepared for their futures at college and at work.

Progress—Explore the local, state, and national levels of FBLA-PBL and how they complement one another. Your members focus on activities that promote FBLA-PBL at the local, regional/district, state and national levels. 


BAA Level 1: Future

The BAA Future level focuses on basic business skills, introduces your members to community service, and emphasizes the importance of FBLA involvement at the local level. 

  • Recognition: Pins presented at a local awards ceremony or FBLA event by adviser.

  • Deadline: March 1

  • Preview: Future Award Activities


BAA Level 2: Business

The BAA Business level focuses on local and district/regional and state FBLA involvement, helps your members develop intermediate business skills, and highlights community leadership. 

  • Recognition: Pins presented at a local awards ceremony or FBLA event by adviser.

  • Deadline: March 1

  • Prerequisite: Future Award

  • Preview: Business Award Activities


BAA Level 3: Leader

The BAA Leader level focuses on local, district, regional, state, and national FBLA involvement, develops advanced business skills for your members, and helps your members become community leaders. 

  • Recognition: Pins presented at State Leadership Conference.

  • Deadline: March 1

  • Prerequisite: Future and Business Awards

  • Preview: Leader Award Activities


BAA Level 4: America

The BAA America level focuses on FBLA leadership at all levels, helps your members hone advanced business skills, and instills a spirit of community involvement in your members. 

  • Recognition: Pins presented at the National Leadership Conference.

  • Deadline: April 25

  • Prerequisite: Future, Business, and Leader Awards

  • Preview: America Award Activities