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FBLA PRINCIPLES & PROCEDURES—INDIVIDUAL EVENT SECTION, STATE, AND NATIONAL COMPETITION Members in FBLA should be knowledgeable about the association and the information found in the official publications. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are interested in learning about the background and current information of FBLA-PBL. ELIGIBILITY FBLA members currently enrolled in grades 7-10* are eligible to compete in this event. A participant may not have previously competed in this event at the national level. Section:

Each local chapter with up to 49 members may enter a maximum of three (3) members. See the Eligibility Section at the front of this document to determine the number of competitors your chapter may enter if your chapter has 50 or more members.

State:

A minimum of the top five (5) places from section competition will represent their section at the State Leadership Conference. See the Eligibility Section at the front of this document for instances where more than five (5) will advance to the state level. This event qualifies for a wild card entry; see the Eligibility Section at the front of this document for further information.

National:

The first, second, and third place winner in state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference. Advisers and participants should refer to the latest edition of the FBLA Chapter Management handbook for national competitive event guidelines.

OVERVIEW A one-hour objective test will be administered based on the competencies listed. OBJECTIVE TEST PROCEDURE ƒ

A “proof of grade level” for each participant in this event must be mailed with the registration materials for the Section Conference. A “proof of grade level” for a wild card entry must be sent with the registration materials for the State Leadership Conference. Grade level must be highlighted or circled.

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All participants must report at the event time listed in the program. If a participant arrives after the testing administrator has begun giving event instructions, he/she will not be admitted to the testing area.

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All students from each school must take this test at the same testing session.

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*If a student in grades 7 or 8 places first or second at the State Leadership Conference, he/she cannot compete at the national level per national eligibility guidelines.

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All participants must show photo identification at the time the event starts or he/she will not be allowed to compete. A faxed copy is not acceptable.

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The participant must comply with the FBLA Conference Dress Code or he/she will not be admitted to the testing area.

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Participants must furnish their own No. 2 pencils and erasers.

Objective Test Competencies ‰ general information about the FBLA-PBL organization ‰ other facts found in the FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook ‰ official FBLA-PBL publications (Tomorrow’s Business Leader, FBLA Advisers’ Hotline, and any other official publication) ‰ FBLA-PBL Goals ‰ FBLA-PBL Creed ‰ FBLA Bylaws

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