Welcome to FBLA Collegiate Direct

FBLA Collegiate Direct provides today’s collegiate students access to FBLA business programming without the need for a chapter presence. This membership option is an opportunity for any post-secondary student to enjoy membership benefits.

This option is ideal for collegiate students who attend a school without a chapter or are enrolled in a distance learning curriculum which does not provide the opportunity to participate in a traditional FBLA Collegiate chapter and who are not currently a member of an existing chapter.

As an FBLA Collegiate Direct Member, you can:

  • Join the FBLA Collegiate online Leadership Community
  • Run for local, state, or national office
  • Attend and compete at state and national conferences
  • Participate in an individual recognition program designed to help you develop job skills (Excellence Award)

Membership Dues
$10 for national dues. Click here for state dues.
The membership year runs August 1 through July 31.

Coming Up

FBLA Collegiate Excellence Award
Begins August 1

Fall Stock Market Game
October 10-December 16

Career Connections Conferences
Omaha, NE | November 3-5
Orlando, FL | November 16-17

National Career & Technical Education Month
February 2023

FBLA Week
February 5-11, 2023

National Leadership Conference
Altanta, GA | June 22-25, 2023

JOIN FBLA COLLEGIATE DIRECT

FBLA Collegiate members network at the 2022 National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

FBLA Collegiate members pose with their adviser in the Future Leaders Expo Hall at the 2022 National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

FBLA Board of Directors Business & Industry Rep. Sameer Somal poses for a photo with an attendee after his 2022 National Leadership Conference workshop.

FAQ’s for FBLA Collegiate Direct

FBLA Collegiate Direct is open to any post-secondary student who wants to learn more about leadership, teamwork, and networking with business leaders and potential job contacts.

Members shall be students enrolled in a post-secondary program, who accept the purpose of FBLA Collegiate and subscribe to its creed.  (As per 2021 FBLA Collegiate Bylaw amendment)

No, not unless you are enrolled in a distance learning curriculum which does not provide the opportunity to participate in the chapter at your school. You should join the chapter at your college or university.

No.  You must also pay state dues.  You may pay state dues in the state that you are attending college or a state where you reside?  The choice is up to you.

State dues are determined by each state and are submitted with national dues.  Click here for the list of state dues.

Members are active upon dues payment being received at the national center via an online credit card payment or a downloadable mail-in invoice with a check or money order.

Once you register for FBLA Collegiate Direct membership, you will receive a link to your personal provide where you will reset your password.  This will give you direct access to your invoice and will allow you to pay online by credit card.

Members will compete in the state where they paid state dues.  FBLA Collegiate Direct members are subject to the competitive event guidelines and rules of that state.

In the instance that a member resides in a state without functioning FBLA Collegiate representation, the Competitive Events Committee (CEC) will determine the competitors for the national level.  All aspects of competitive events are subject to review by the CEC.

FBLA Collegiate Direct members are eligible to run for state or national office in the state where they paid state dues if they meet all other eligibility criteria established by the state chapter.

Yes.  For the purpose of voting delegates, members of FBLA Collegiate Direct will be grouped by their designated state affiliation. The sub-groups thus formed will be treated as if they were local chapters within the indicated state(s) and counted be entitled to voting delegates based on the formula described below:

  • Under 50 members – two voting delegates (2)
  • 50-100 members –three voting delegates (3)
  • Over 100 members – four voting delegates (4)

Yes. In the instance that a member resides in a state without functioning FBLA Collegiate representation, the Elections Committee will determine appropriate delegation.