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

This event recognizes middle level FBLA members who can demonstrate basic keyboarding applications skills.

Participants should be able to produce a personal letter, a one-page report, and a one-or two-column table/centering problem. 

Problems are weighted according to difficulty and may be completed in any order.  Results will be based on accuracy of printed copy and Standards of Mailability.



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 disqualified.

• 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.



Forty-five (45) minutes will be allowed for the skills test at the school testing site.  Additional time will be allowed for general directions, equipment set up, and warm up.  Problems are weighted according to difficulty and may be completed in any order. 

Word division manuals and dictionaries may be used as reference materials for the event.  In addition, students may use the FBLA-PBL Format Guide. Students must bring these materials with them to the event if they wish to use them.

The district director (with the approval of the state adviser) will determine the central site location for the test.  The state adviser will provide the district directors with the dates.  An impartial party will be selected to administer the test.



Judging of the skill test will be based on printed copy.  The documents will be evaluated by a panel of judges.  All decisions of the judges are final. 



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 SLC.

National:     This is a state only event.