In 1948, Guntersville, Alabama, became the site of the first Alabama FBLA chartered chapter. In recognition of the importance of student organizations to career preparation, the Director of Career and Technical Education promoted FBLA through business education programs. During the last 60 years, Alabama FBLA has grown into a successful student organization.
The first Alabama State Conference was held in 1951. The purpose of the conference was to become organized to take steps to receive a state charter. On May 21, 1952, Alabama received its state charter and began the activities of Alabama FBLA.
For over 70 years, the Alabama State Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America has worked to provide secondary education students with the motivation, guidance, and knowledge for the transition from the classroom to the business world. The students are trained through many activities. Conferences are held in which the students may compete and attend workshops to further their leadership and business skills. For many members, Alabama FBLA is an integral part in the transition.