1. What trade skills are certified and at what depth?
The NASBITE CGBP certifies that a candidate is competent in four primary areas:
Within each area are the following five "threads," which are topics that cross all four areas:
Within each of these areas and threads, there are tasks and knowledge statements tested through the CGBP exam.
2. What are the benefits of the CGBP certification?
Candidates who receive the NASBITE CGBP designation may use the credential logo and word mark on resumes and business cards, which will identify them to employers and the public as individuals proficient in global commerce. For companies, the certification establishes a professional development goal for current and future employees. The credential also helps individuals diversify their skills in global commerce and assures they understand a broad range of topics rather than just the specific field they have experienced within international trade.
3. What’s required to achieve certification?
To receive the NASBITE CGBP designation, a candidate must pass the CGBP exam and have completed either two years of college-level study or have worked in global commerce for two years.
4. What is the CGBP exam and when is it offered? What is the cost?
The CGBP exam is a multiple-choice exam covering the four areas and five threads. The exam is offered in major U.S. cities at various times during the year. Locations and dates are posted on www.nasbite.org under Exam Locations.
5. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our online programs are self-paced and open enrollment. You can start and finish the program at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given an initial three months to complete this program. Should you need more time, you may purchase an extension of 30 days for US$29 or an extension of 60 days for US$49.
6. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Each of the four courses contained in this program will take an average of forty hours to complete. The CGBP Prep Course will include the four individul courses plus two additional modules, taking 160 hours to complete.If you need more time, extensions are available.
7. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
8. How can I get more information about the program?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-786-273-9241. We will answer your questions promptly.
9. When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online, refunds cannot be issued.