What is Phi Beta Lambda?

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the collegiate division of the oldest and largest student business organization in the world, leading with a global membership of over 250,000 members, 6,000 chapters, and 10,000 advisers. As we focus on preparing our post-secondary members as professional business leaders, PBL gives you the opportunity to continue your FBLA-PBL journey from school to work, and offer programs that suits each individual members’ academic, professional, and personal interests.PBL is more than just business!

With Greek letters, PBL is often called FBLA-PBL, Phi Beta Lambda, or Professional Business Leaders. Our leadership and career development programs have provided our members the opportunity to grow, to network with other chapters and industry leaders, while showcasing their critical soft skills with our 55+ academic and professional case competitions. Additionally, PBL gives back to the community throughout several philanthropic events annually. PBL membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at post-secondary institutions

How Do I Become a Member?Chapter Registration

There are 3 ways of affiliating membership in Phi Beta Lambda:

  • Joining a participating chapter: Find a chapter near you.
  • Charter a new or inactive chapter: Follow the instructions on chartering with the Chapter Organizational Packet.
  • Join Virtual PBL: This type of membership is for virtual college students or if your campus does not have a PBL chapter.

Membership Dues

All active members in PBL shall renew and maintain their membership each academic year. In Washington State, here is a breakdown of required annual dues:

  • Local membership: varies*
  • Washington State membership: $10/member
  • National membership: $10/member

*Local dues are set at the discretion of each chapter. They collectively total local state, and national dues per member, which is sent directly to respective offices.

Membership Benefits

Leadership Development

Members develop essential soft skills by holding chapter officer positions at the local, state, and national levels; by networking with accomplished business professionals; and by participating in business-focused workshops, seminars, and competitions.

Academic & Business Competitions

Members demonstrate their business expertise at high-profile state and national competitive events. The top 3 students in Washington State in each competitive event are awarded and recognized. Each 1st place winner from the State Leadership Conference qualifies to attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference. If nationally ranked, the top 10 students are awarded with trophies, and the top 5 students or teams are awarded with trophies and cash awards.

Educational Programs

Members create career portfolios, enhance their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications, and have access to select college scholarships.

Fundraising

Need to raise money for your PBL chapter? Tap into the financial resources you need to travel, finance your PBL chapter activities, and more.

Exclusive Deals

Members receive exclusive discounts and enhanced benefits for travel, education, and more. 

Philanthropy

PBL values the ​gift of giving back, partnering with the March of Dimes, Make-A-Wish, and other charitable organizations that help to serve our community better each day.

Awards & Recognition

Individual members build a portfolio of accomplishments with a wide range of awards programs.