Why study for the NASBITE CGBP?

This course is not simply a "teach to the test" training program; it will help you be a better international trade professional. I have taken a holistic approach and integrated my best practices and most useful tools throughout the curriculum. I am offering this information at a significantly reduced rate because I truly believe in what I do and that by realizing our common interests outweigh our differences, peace through commerce is achievable.

With the CGBP designation, global business professionals demonstrate their competency in global commerce and set themselves apart from the rest of the field. This course reviews all components on the CGBP exam and provides a base of knowledge needed to be successful in the field.

There are four domains of practice which include global business management, global marketing, trade finance and supply chain management. In addition to the four domains, there are five common threads including documentation, legal and regulatory compliance, intercultural awareness, technology and resources.

Many international trade professionals seek this certification to distinguish themselves for greater employment opportunities. The CGBP is a nationally-recognized professional credential and is also acknowledged in Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the European Union.

The NASBITE CGBP certification is valid for five years from the date on an individual’s certificate. CGBP certification can be maintained through continuing education. This helps to ensure that CGBPs are on the forefront of international trade.

How to use the training materials

This will be a three-day course covering the primary content areas of the CGBP exam. These areas include global business management, global marketing, resource/data sources, international supply chain management with a focus on  export facilitation and trade finance. Specific topics included and skills participants will learn are assessing company readiness to export, international business plan development, foreign partner selection, channel management, incoterms, international export documentation, financing export growth, risk management (political, economic, finance), foreign market selection, foreign market entry mode, international logistics (moving freight globally), international trade compliance issues, and international payment methods.

There are three different course options available to meet your specific needs: independent study; in-class training; and course licensing for trainers.

  • Independent Study
    Independent study allows for access to the CGBP Exam Prep course materials (online through this site) upon registration.
    Cost: $29 per month or $399 per organization (unlimited number of employees). Missouri residents, contact your SBTDC for a discounted rate.
  • Classroom Training
    Classroom training consists of 18 hours (six hours per day) in-class study. Assignments, key terms, and supplemental materials will be available online through this site. Contact me for details.
    Cost: $2,500 for in-house training (price includes all related travel costs)
  • Resource for Trainers
    Are you a Small Business Development Center or an International Trade Center interested in teaching your own CGBP Exam Prep course but don’t have time to develop curriculum? Course licensing is available! We will work with your instructor(s) to assist in localizing course materials. Contact me for details.


Certificate Vs. Certification: Buyer Beware!

The following article provides an understanding between the accredited CGBP and other types of certificate programs. It was originally published in The Export Practitioner (August 2010) and republished with permission by John P. Priecko, Coauthor and President and Managing Partner, Trade Compliance Solutions.

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