INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
 

(Open only to members in grades 9-10 who have affiliated high school division.)

 

This event recognizes FBLA members in grades 9-10 who demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of parliamentary procedure along with an understanding of FBLA’s organization and procedures.

 

The one-hour objective test will consist of parliamentary procedure principles and FBLA bylaws. Through a partnership with the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), questions for the parliamentary procedure principles portion of the exam will be drawn from NAP’s official test bank.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

District:        Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

 

State:           Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

 

National:     See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

REGULATIONS

 

District:        Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

 

State:           When it has been determined that a student will represent the district at state competition, the student's local adviser must send the appropriate entry form to the state adviser by first-class mail.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

 

National:     See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

• Participants must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the FBLA district and state chapters and the national association.

 

• Participants must not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.

 

• Participants failing to report on time may be either disqualified or permitted to begin late with no extension of the time as scheduled.  
 
 

•  Participants must furnish their own No. 2 pencils and erasers.   No reference materials, electronic devices, or other items are to be brought to the event.

 

• Participants must adhere to the dress code established by the Board of Directors or they will not be permitted to participate in the competitive event.

 

JUDGING

 

Tests will be machine graded. In the event of a tie, the students’ performance on the final ten questions of the exam will be evaluated.  After that, if necessary, the order in which the tests were received will be used.


 

AWARDS

 

District:        The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.

 

State:           State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.

 

National:     The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum number will be ten.