The NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification is based on a 165-question, multiple-choice exam. The exam is made up of 150 “testable” questions that count toward the final exam score and 15 pre-test questions that are being evaluated by NASBITE International. The pre-test questions, randomly distributed throughout the test, do not count towards the exam score. 

The exam is conducted via live online proctoring and requires the candidate to connect via their computer from a location of their choice.  Review additional technical requirements.

Candidates have three hours to complete the closed book/closed note exam. It is recommended to allow additional time before the scheduled exam start time to support set-up for the virtual exam.

The CGBP exam tests competency in the following four primary domains: Global Business Management; Global Marketing; Supply Chain Management; and Trade Finance. The tasks and knowledge statements can be found in the NASBITE CGBP Practice Delineation.

To receive the NASBITE International 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.

Scores on the CGBP Examination are reported as scaled scores where the highest possible score is 800 and the lowest reported score is 200. A scaled score of at least 500 is required to pass the examination.

Candidates receive "Pass" or "Fail" notification of their exam performance immediately following submission of the exam.  Official score report details are shared with all candidates within four weeks of the close of the exam window.

Exam Registration

NOTE - Regular exam registration ENDS 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EXAM WINDOW. After that time, you will incur a $50 late registration fee.Registration is a two-step process.

The first step is to register for the CGBP Examination Window. 

When registering online for the exam, be sure to select the correct exam fee. Please contact NASBITE International at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with exam status questions.

The second step begins a week prior to the start of the exam window when you receive an email from Scantron (NASBITE’s Exam Vendor) with instructions about the exam process and how to schedule their exam during the window.

Exam Fees

The exam fee for first-time exam takers is $395. Registrations within 4 weeks of the start of the exam window will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.

Candidates are allowed to retest if they do not pass the exam on the first try. However, candidates may not take the exam more than twice in one year.

Retake fees are as follows:

  • Exam Registration (Failed Exam) – $150.00
  • Exam Registration (No Show on Exam) – $100.00

Refund Policy – All exam fees are non-refundable.

Exam Rescheduling

If you wish to transfer your exam to a different testing window, you may do so two (2) weeks prior to the start of the exam window without incurring a fee. If you do not reschedule at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the exam window, you will incur a $100 transfer fee. Please contact NASBITE Headquarters at (518) 694-5540, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reschedule your exam.

Start your journey toward earning the CGBP today!