Giving Purpose to Potential

Run for Office

Are you a potential state officer? A brief review of the requirements will encourage you. The state officer experiences the ultimate appreciation of Florida Business Professionals of America membership, and chapter members will experience greater involvement through their officer member. Candidates must meet certain eligibility requirements and personal qualifications.

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Personal Qualifications

  • Ability and time to perform the duties of the office.
  • Dedication to demands of the office.
  • Determination to conduct a vigorous campaign.
  • Willingness to develop leadership and management skills.
  • Self-discipline to devote the necessary time and effort to the requirements of national office.

Advisors play an important role in the work of a national officer. The partnership that is essential between advisor and national officer is pivotal to success in every activity.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a student enrolled in a state-approved business and/or office education program (Secondary Division).
  • Does not need to be a full-time business and/or office occupations student as long as enrolled in state-approved program with a career objective in business or office occupations or business education (Post-secondary Division).
  • Have a 2.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale; the average shall include all subjects taken the previous year and the first semester or quarter of the current year.
  • Be an active member of the state association.
  • Be a national member in good standing by February 15.
  • Be currently serving or have served as an elected officer of a local, regional/area, or state association.