Maintain confidentiality of test bank questions, exam forms, and other exam-related information not considered part of the public domain.
The CGBP Governance Council
Elizabeth M. Smith (Chair)
Area Manager, Spartanburg SBDC
Clemson University/Spartanburg Community College
Lender Relations Specialist
District International Trade Officer
Manager of International Trade University of Mississippi/MS SBDC
Women’s Business Center Program Manager
WBC at University of Hartford
CGBP Governance Council Member Qualifications
The following qualifications apply to all members (other than the Public Member):
- Attained the NASBITE CGBP credential
- Demonstrated experience in international trade either as practitioner, teacher, or trade assistance provider
- May not be involved with training or teaching of candidates seeking to sit for the CGBP exam
- May not be involved with writing or developing training materials related to the CGBP exam
- Willingness to learn, assume leadership and participate fully
- Willingness to represent NASBITE International in the community
Note: The CGBP Governance Council Public member plays a special observation/oversight role on behalf of the general public. As such, the Public member is not required to have attained the CGBP credential or be currently engaged in international trade, as a practitioner, teacher or trade assistance provider.
If you are interested in giving back and supporting NASBITE International via activities that support the ongoing development and preservation of the integrity of the CGBP credential, several service opportunities exist.
CGBP Governance Council Membership
CGBP Governance Council members serve a three-year term. Annual opportunities exist for individuals meeting the CGBP Governance Council membership qualifications to submit a membership application. Contact NASBITE International to indicate your interest.
CGBP Exam Review Process Support
Periodically the CGBP Governance Council completes an exam review process to modify or develop new exam forms. Significant volunteer opportunities exist during this process and include:
- Item Writing (question authoring)
- Item Review (technical and editorial review of submitted questions)
- Exam Construction (creation of exams)
- Standard Setting (establishing passing point needed for each exam)
The CGBP Governance Council actively communicates with all NASBITE International members when volunteers are needed to support Governance Council operations, or exam review/development activities. If you would like to have your name added to the “CGBP Exam Review Process” support team, for advanced notification of service opportunities, please contact NASBITE International.