Business Achievement Awards

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Update: Advisers are no longer required to register members for the BAA. Members may work on the activities anytime at the adviser’s discretion. See the instructions below for more details.


1. Share the activities for each level with your members. Remember, each level builds on itself so members must complete the activities in this order:

2. Instruct your members save their work locally. Members should be tracking their completed activities as they complete them. Once a student has completed the activities for the particular level, check their work and make sure that they have completed all of the required and total activities for the level before they select their work that will be uploaded to their Tallo online profile. Please note the change that advisers are only required to review the activities once the level is completed.

3. Review the Tallo online profile instructions with your student for each level. (You may want make a Tallo account for yourself if you wish so you can demonstrate the different components of the profile before your students start their profile).

4. Students will select both required and optional activities and upload them into their Tallo online profile.

5. Remind your students to share their Tallo profile with you when they have completed all activities for each level and uploaded their required and optional activities.

6. Once you approve the profile and all activities for the level that they have completed, submit the entry/submission form for the award. (Note: a new form system is coming soon!):

7. Upon the completion of each individual level, all students will have a detailed online e-portfolio through Tallo which they may share with potential colleges or employers. Student profiles may also be exported into a hard copy resume format.

8. Students have the option of sharing as little or as much of their profile as they wish. Review the privacy policy.

9. Do your students need to retrieve their BAA files from last year? Click here.

About the Business Achievement Awards

The Business Achievement Awards (BAA) is a leadership development program for high school students 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 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
  • Activities: Future Award

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
  • Activities: Business Award

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
  • Activities: Leader Award

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.