CGBP Student Pathway

The CGBP Student Pathway Program is an independent study program with several options for support and is designed to be undertaken in parallel with existing studies. The program can be started at any time, but it is recommended that students begin the program at least 12-18 months prior to graduation. The program is not intended to be intensive. Rather, it is intended as an ongoing/distributed effort that should sit easily alongside existing studies for most students.

CGBP Student Pathway Membership

For an initial $75 membership fee, NASBITE International will provide the following benefits to participating students:

  • Student Pathway Membership with NASBITE (Membership is renewed annually and remains in effect until the participating student graduates)
  • CGBP Exam Prep Assistance
    • Preparation support in the form of CGBP study tutorials that will include study tips and online resources on all aspects of the CGBP Practice Delineation
    • Expert Helpline: Email support for students preparing for the exam
    • LinkedIn Student Group for CGBP exam prep
    • 40% discount on CGBP Exam Prep modules online (optional)
    • Access to the NASBITE Practice Exam (value $50) = $50 savings
  • 50% discount on CGBP exam pricing ($195 vs $395) = $200 savings
  • Networking Opportunities: Access to the NASBITE Member Professional Networking Group on LinkedIn

Universities/colleges interested in this program should check out our Educational Partner page for more information.

CGBP Student Ambassador Program

NASBITE also offers a Student Ambassador program, designed to help faculty and staff at Educational Partner schools generate awareness for the CGBP Student Pathway Program. Educational Partner faculty may nominate one NASBITE Student Ambassador per 12-month period, beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year. The nominated student may be a currently-enrolled Student Pathway program participant or can be a new enrollee to the Student Pathway program.

The nominated student:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at the Educational Partner School
  • Must register with NASBITE for the Student Pathway Program (if the student is not already enrolled), or be in good standing (if already enrolled)
  • Must agree to help create awareness on campus for the CGBP Student Pathway Program, using tools and resources provided by NASBITE International
  • Shall commit to host at least one face-to-face information session on campus to introduce fellow students to the Student Pathway program, answer questions, and circulate a Student Pathway signup sheet to enroll new Student Pathway program participants

For Student Ambassadors, NASBITE will waive the $75 CGBP Student Pathway program registration fee if the student is not already enrolled; for students already enrolled in the Student Pathway program, NASBITE will offer a $75 credit towards NASBITE Membership if application for membership is received within six months following the students’ graduation. In addition, if at least five additional new students from the Educational Partner school enroll in the CGBP Student Pathway Program (and pay their membership fee) before June 30, NASBITE will waive the Student Ambassador’s $195 CGBP Certification exam fee.

Universities/colleges interested in the Ambassador program should contact for more information.

Student Pathway Program Guide

Be sure to check out our NASBITE CGBP Student Pathway Program Guide. This document outlines information about the CGBP credential and provides an overview of the Student Pathway Program.

Join today by first going to our registration page to create an account, then purchase the Student Pathway Membership in our  Online Store  (approved Student Pathway students only).

Student Testimonials

“Knowing that I wanted a career in international business, I wanted to distinguish myself from other applicants out of college and show that I had both concrete knowledge of international trade and commitment to the field. The CGBP credential was a great way to dip my toes into the international trade arena and improve my technical proficiency beyond the liberal arts degree I was pursuing. I believe having the CGBP can differentiate you in the job makret. It is particularly helpful for someone fresh out of college who is competing with others who have more work experience.”

Tracy DiPetrillo, CGBP (2014)
Cornell University – BS in Economics (2015)
Currently: Pursuing an MBA Degree, London, UK

“When I took the CGBP exam, I was a senior in college so knowing I was going out into the job market was scary. Pursuing the credential was a proactive action I could take that would help differentiate myself from other graduates. Having the CGBP credential listed on my resume has helped me in job interviews – it puts me above others applying for the job. It proves my competency in international business and trade. I was routinely asked about the CGBP in the job interviews that I had. People are impressed knowing that I proved my skills by taking the exam and becoming certified over others that have not gone to that extent.”

Mariah Carna, CGBP (2017)
Youngstown State University – BSBA in International Business (2018)
Currently: Global Compliance, Haltec Corporation, Salem, OH

“The world’s biggest enterprises are global because their leaders recognize the opportunities for growth existing outside of the domestic marketplace. Being a CGBP provides opportunities for me to expand the possibilities of my career to the global market. Employers are always impressed when they see a professional credential. It shows them that I am dedicated to improving myself in a professional capacity, and they take me more seriously even though I don’t have years of experience in the industry. Being a CGBP verifies to employers that I have the knowledgeable proficiency of a professional, something that most of my peers, graduating with only degrees and coursework, cannot say.”

Shane Ford, CGBP (2018)
San Diego State University – BSBA in Information Systems – Anticipated Graduation 2020
Currently: President, SDSU International Business Society, San Diego, CA

“I’m excited that NASBITE has launched the CGBP Student Pathway Program to support students in securing the CGBP credential prior to graduation. At UNI, I was fortunate to be able to take a capstone course that focused on international trade and was aligned with the CGBP credential. The Student Pathway Program will provide exam prep support to students, regardless of program structure that is in place. Prepping for the CGBP credential provided me with a broader understanding of the world of international business, and global business strategy. Securing the credential provided validation of expertise and provided me with a good foundation to enter the real world.”

Nick Canby, CGBP (2010)
University of Northern Iowa – BA in Supply Chain and Operations Management (2010)
St. Ambrose University – MBA With an Emphasis in International Management (2016)
Currently: OFP Supply Management Specialist, John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, IL

“The CGBP sparks curiosity and is a base from which you can explain the breadth of knowledge that is gained in attaining the CGBP. I believe that knowing key trade jargon and concepts in my interview showed that I could quickly adapt on a compliance team (the position I was seeking). Most importantly, knowing those concepts, allowed me to ask more intelligent questions about the company’s current import and export markets and operations. Securing the CGBP certification allowed me to hit the ground running and not waste my employer’s time in having to teach me international trade concepts core to doing business internationally. “

Shelley Campbell, CGBP (2016)
University of Alabama – BS in Commerce and Business Administration (2016)
Currently: Logistics Analyst, AFL, Greenville, SC, Transitioning Positions and Relocating to Costa Rica

Join today by first going to our registration page to create an account, then purchase the Student Pathway Membership in our  Online Store  (approved Student Pathway students only).

See our list of participating Educational Partner Schools below. If your school is not listed, contact us and let us know! We ask that you include the name of your school, along with a name and email address of who we should contact. We will reach out to them and let them know that a student has expressed interest in the CGBP Student Pathway program and will invite them to learn more and participate.

VALiberty University

State College/University
AL Troy University
AL University of Alabama
AZ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bangladesh Notre Dame University – Bangladesh
Bangladesh Bangladesh University of Textiles
CA California Baptist University
CA California State University Fresno
CA Chaffey College
CA Coastline College
CA Folsom Lake College
CA Los Angeles Harbor College
CA Los Angeles Pierce College
CA Los Angeles Southwest College
CA Loyola Marymount University
CA Moorpark College
CA Mt. San Antonio College
CA Pepperdine University
CA Riverside City College
CA Santa Ana College
CA Santa Barbara City College
CA Santa Monica College
CA San Diego State University
CA San Jose State University
CA University of Southern California
CA West Los Angeles College
Colombia Universidad de la Sabana
CO Colorado State University
CO The University of Colorado at Boulder
CO University of Colorado Denver
CT University of Hartford
DC George Washington University
DE Gwynedd Mercy University
DE University of Delaware
Dubai Motivation Training Center
FL Florida Gulf Coast University
FL Florida Institute of Technology
FL Lynn University
FL Polk State College
FL State College of Florida
FL The University of Tampa
FL St. Thomas University, Miami
FL Stetson University
FL University of South Florida
GA Savannah State University
GA University of Georgia
GA Columbus State University
ID Boise State University
IA University of Northern Iowa
IA University of Iowa
IL Bradley University
IL Governors State University
IN Indiana University
Kitwe Copperbelt University
KS Johnson County Community College
KS Washburn University
KS Wichita State University
MA Hult International Business School
MA Merrimack College
Mexico ITESM
Mexico Tecnológico de Monterrey en Aguascalientes
MI Finlandia University
MI Michigan State University
MI Northwood University
MI Wayne State University
MI Saginaw Valley State University
MI Western Michigan University
MN Bemidji State University
MN Saint Cloud State University
MN University of Minnesota Crookston
MO Cottey College
MO Park University
MO Missouri Southern State University
MO Southeast Missouri State University
MO Truman State University
MO University of Missouri
NC Campbell University
NC SKEMA Business School
NC University of North Carolina at Greensboro
NC University of North Carolina at Wilmington
NH Southern New Hampshire University
NM University of New Mexico
NV University of Nevada Las Vegas
NY Adelphi University
NY Baruch College
NY Daemen College
NY School of Business – Ithaca College
NY Syracuse University
OH Ashland University
OH Baldwin Wallace University
OH Bowling Green State University
OH Cleveland State University
OH Denison University
OH Kent State University
OH Lakeland Community College
OH Ohio Dominican University
OH Ohio University
OH Ohio State University
OH Ohio Wesleyan University
OH Shawnee State University
OH University of Akron
OH University of Dayton
OH University of Toledo
OH Wittenberg University
OH Youngstown State University
OK Northeastern State University
OK Oklahoma Christian University
OK Oklahoma State University
OK University of Oklahoma
PA Cabrini University
PA Gannon University
PA Duquesne University
PA Montgomery County Community College
PA Pennsylvania State University – Erie, The Behrend College
PA Penn State University
PA Saint Joseph’s University
PA Saint Vincent College
PA Villanova University
Peru Universidad de Lima
PR Inter American Univ of Puerto Rico Metro Campus, San Juan
SC College of Charleston
SC Southern Wesleyan University
SC University of South Carolina
TN Belmont University
TN Union University
TX Angelo State University
TX Austin Community College District
TX Baylor University
TX Dallas County CCD – Richland College
TX Houston Community College System – Central College
TX University of Houston – Downtown
TX Texas A&M University
TX University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
TX University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
VA George Mason University
VA Liberty University
VA University of Richmond
VA Virginia Tech
WA CSA International, Center for Study Abroad
WA Eastern Washington University
WA Highline Community College
WA North Seattle College
WA University of Washington
WA Western Washington University
WI Cardinal Stritch University
WI International Business Club at the University of Wisconsin OshKosh
WI University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
WI University of Wisconsin La Crosse
WI Waukesha County Technical College