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How do I run for a National Office?

Being a national officer is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences that a student can have as a member of FBLA-PBL. It takes commitment and responsibility, but it's also a lot of fun. Good leaders inspire others to have confidence in them. Great leaders inspire others to have confidence in themselves. National Officer Candidate Schedule National officer candidates will receive a detailed candidate schedule prior to the National Leadership Conference.

Since candidates for national PBL offices represent the state, NCPBL uses the following guidelines for nomination:

  • The candidate must be endorsed by the State Executive Committee. Members wishing to be endorsed must submit to the State Adviser a letter of interest including qualifications, platform and campaign basics, and education plans for the next year; a transcript; and a letter of recommendation from their chapter adviser. The receipt date for this letter of recommendation and materials is included on the NCPBL Calendar.

  • As representatives of the state, members wishing State Council endorsement are also to sign the Code of Conduct form that is used for state officer nomination.

  • The State Council will review completed applications and make decisions on endorsing a candidate and making the official national officer nomination.


As the state nominee, the State Council will assist in the candidate's campaign. The candidate is expected to keep the State Council, particularly the State Adviser, informed of matters related to the campaign.

The State Handbook Section 09 State Officer Candidate Guide will provide you with the information and forms necessary to seek endorsement to run for a National office. Please refer to the PBL Calendar for deadline dates for submitting these forms. Please contact the State Adviser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the National Guideline information.

The National Offices available for NCPBL members are:

Southern Region Vice President

See Section 09 State Officer Candidate Guide in the State Handbook.