Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)

NASBITE International’s Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential is widely recognized as the standard of excellence in expertise and professionalism in international trade. This certification communicates to employers and the public that the individual has the global business expertise and professionalism required to succeed in today’s competitive environment. Today, more than 2,000 global business professionals have earned the CGBP designation.

Today’s employers value the CGBP credential and look for it when screening potential candidates. They know it signifies a high level of expertise and professionalism. Read what employers have to say about their CGBPs.

The Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certifies that a candidate is competent in the following four primary domains:

  1. Global Business Management
  2. Global Marketing
  3. Supply Chain Management
  4. Trade Finance

NASBITE International began the development of the CGBP in the early 2000s in an effort spearheaded by Jim Foley from Bradley University. NASBITE International contracted with Professional Examination Service (PES) in New York to help create the body of knowledge and the test protocol. The credential was developed In cooperation with numerous practitioners,  federal and state government partners, corporate partners, and the Centers for International Business, Education, and Research (CIBERs). The first credentialing exam was given on March 20, 2005.

NASBITE International CGBP certification holders may use the credential logo and wordmark on resumes and business cards to signify to employers and the public their proficiency in global commerce. For companies, the credential establishes a professional development goal for current and future employees. The credential also helps individuals diversify their skills in global commerce and assure they understand a broad range of topics rather than just the specific field within international trade that they have experienced.



CGBP Governance Council

The CGBP Governance Council is the body responsible for the oversight and management of all aspects of the CGBP certification program. This includes setting certification standards, exams, test questions and review of candidate concerns among other activities.

Created in 2013, the Governance Council operates independently to provide a framework by which exam construction and maintenance and credential oversight can be conducted by members who are not directly engaged in the preparation of training materials or training of CGBP exam candidates.


Elizabeth M Smith

Elizabeth M. Smith (Chair)
South Carolina SBDC
International Trade Business Consultant
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Denise Whitford
Denise Whitford
Business Advisor
Connecticut SBDC
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