The Business Achievement Awards (BAA) are an aggressive,
self-directed, results-based business and leadership program
designed to compliment academics while accelerating a student's
leadership skills. The awards focus on the words surrounding the
FBLA Crest: Service, Education, and Progress. There is a heavy
emphasis on education with integrated classroom projects.
The individual recognition is a four-tier program aligned with the
FBLA-PBL Goals, NBEA Standards, and Career Clusters. The individual
program has a March 1 deadline. The BAA has four distinct award
levels-Future, Business, Leader, and America.
In addition to receiving their America level pin at the National
Leadership Conference, all recipients of this award who attend the
NLC will receive America ribbons and certificates of recognition.
This award focuses on basic business skills, introduction to
community service, and FBLA involvement at the local level. Pins
will be sent to the local chapter adviser for presentation at a
local awards ceremony or local FBLA event.
Preview Future Award Activities
Prerequisite: Future Award. This award focuses on local and
district/regional and state involvement; intermediate business
skills; and leadership in the community. Pins will be sent to the
local chapter adviser for presentation at a local awards ceremony or
local FBLA event.
Preview Business Award Activities
Prerequisite: Future and Business Awards. This award focuses on
local, district/regional, state, and national involvement; advanced
business skills; and community leadership. Names of qualifying
students and pins will be sent to the state chair/adviser to be
presented at the state leadership conference, if desired.
Preview Leader Award Activities
Prerequisite: Future, Business, and Leader Awards. This award
focuses on total association leadership, business skills, and
involvement in community. Students qualifying for this award will
receive pins at the National Leadership Conference.
Preview America Award Activities
The local adviser determines a member's ability to advance in award
levels. Advisers should allow students to advance to higher levels
when tasks at the lower levels have been completed and/or if timing
is appropriate. Students may complete as many levels as they wish,
upon adviser approval, in a one-year time period. Work and
documentation will be completed online through interactive forms.
Activities not completed in one year may be carried over into the
next year. Projects completed for each level must be different.