Career & Membership Achievement Program

The Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP) is a comprehensive leadership and membership recognition program for college students. It utilizes PBL projects, goals, and programs to help college students develop their leadership and job skills, with a special emphasis on career development and preparation for the world of work.


Registering Students:

  1. Log into your chapter membership record.
  2. Click on the National Programs button.
  3. To register students for any level of the CMAP, Click on View Students for CMAP.
  4. A list of your active and inactive students will be displayed (25 student record show on each page – click the page number at the top of the screen to go to additional pages).
  5. In order to register a student for any level of CMAP, the student must either have a pending membership order or be paid (inactive or active in the database).
  6. Click on award level button (Director, Executive, President) under the name of the student that you want to register.
  7. You will receive a URL to the student portal.
  8. Copy paste the URL and give it to your student. They will need this URL, their PBL Membership ID (which is included by the URL), and your PBL Chapter number (located on your membership record under account or in the box in the upper right hand corner in the adviser area) in order to login and track their progress.

Reviewing Student Work:

  1. Log into your chapter membership record.
  2. Click on the Adviser Area (Access Adviser Area).
  3. Click on Career and Membership Achievement Awards-CMAP Online.
  4. Click on Review Award Registrations for the level that you want (i.e. Director).
  5. Click on KEY/REVIEW to the left of the student name of the student you want to review.
  6. Once a student has completed all activities, you will see a submit button.
  7. Submit entry so that award is coded.


  1. Log into the Student Portal
  • Chapter Number
  • PBL Membership Number
  1. Select and work on your activities.
  2. Upload your activities in the program.
  3. Inform your adviser when you are done.

Members may complete more than one level per year and must report and log their progress. Each level builds upon previous work, and your students receive recognition when they complete each level. Students must be members of the PBL division. Join today.

Service, Education, Progress: The Core Principles of the CMAP

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

Service—Uncover the link between a local community and the success of business. Your members focuson 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 that prepare them for a successful career, develop an appreciation of entrepreneurship, and understand the benefits of lifelong learning. They will network with industry professionals and their peers and will confidently prepare for a successful future.

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.

CMAP Level 1: Director

The CMAP Director level focuses on an introduction to community service, career research, and PBL involvement at the local level.

  • Recognition: Pins presented at a local awards ceremony or PBL event.
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Activities: Director Award

CMAP Level 2: Executive

The CMAP Executive level focuses on developing job interview skills, state and national PBL involvement, public relations activities, and leadership skills.

  • Recognition: Pins presented at a PBL state meeting or conference.
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Prerequisite: Director Award
  • Activities: Executive Award

CMAP Level 3: President

This award focuses on total association leadership, business skills, and involvement in community.

  • Recognition: Pins, ribbons, and certificates presented at the National Leadership Conference.
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Prerequisite: Director and Executive Awards
  • Activities: President Award