Welcome FCCLA Students and Advisers!

LifeSmarts has always had a strong connection with FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), and teams affiliated with FCCLA have the opportunity to compete both in LifeSmarts and in the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl.

Click here for directions to register for LifeSmarts.

Click here for the FCCLA coach’s quick reference guide.


Learn more about the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl at the FCCLA NLC

  • Five-member teams register first online, then compete in-person at National Fall Conference and NLC
  • Teams must compete at National Fall Conference in order to qualify for the Championship at NLC.

    • Sixteen teams earn a berth at NLC via National Fall Conference qualifying rounds
    • We invite FCCLA chapters to participate in state and national LifeSmarts tournaments.

Learn more about the state and national Varsity LifeSmarts tournaments, including the FCCLA TeamSmarts Challenge.

  • Four- or five-person teams compete online with the chance to advance to the National LifeSmarts Championship in April
  • Teams must complete the online qualification quizzes before their state’s online closing date
  • To receive an automatic bid to the National LifeSmarts Championship, FCCLA chapters must apply for the bid by January 31st.

LifeSmarts FCCLA Chapter Awards

FCCLA chapters can win monthly chapter awards! Register your team for the monthly TeamSmarts quiz to compete against other FCCLA chapters; the top-scoring team will receive a $100 cash prize! The TeamSmarts quizzes are open each month from September – February. Learn more about TeamSmarts here.

Additional Notes

  • Teams may compete in both their state’s Varsity LifeSmarts competition and in the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl.
  • FCCLA teams may also apply for the wild card spot reserved for one FCCLA team to represent the organization and compete at the National LifeSmarts Championship.
  • FCCLA teams are encouraged to compete in the monthly TeamSmarts quiz. Each month, from September – January, one FCCLA chapter will win a $100 cash prize for achieving the top score. (Teams may win one TeamSmarts chapter award per year.)

Please contact us with any additional questions. Best of luck in the competition this year!