(Open only to members in grades 6-9 who have affiliated middle level division.)

This event is designed to provide recognition for middle level FBLA members who have learned basic proofreading techniques, the ability to proofread accurately, spelling, and basic grammar rules.

The 30-minute objective test may include questions on proofreading, grammar, punctuation, word division, expression of numbers, capitalization, and business spelling.



Only members enrolled in grades 6 through 9 and affiliated middle level division as of December 15 of the current school year are eligible for this event.

Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.


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.

National        This is a state only event.



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.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

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

  • Participants must not have placed 1st 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 provide 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.



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.



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        This is a state only event.