Stay up-to-date on international trade topics and training by maintaining a current Certified Global Business Professional certification. Once you become a CGBP, you will maintain your credential through an annual recertification fee and continuing education activities. Re-certification enhances professional development and sustains the value of the CGBP credential by encouraging ongoing professional development. Every CGBP credential holder must complete 10 continuing education units (CEU) annually. Attendance and/or participation in approved CEU activities will generally be counted at a 1-to-1 ratio. For example, attendance at a two-hour export compliance workshop presented by an International Trade Assistance Center will be credited with two CEUs.

NASBITE International accepts a wide range of professional development activities including: 

  1. Attendance/participation in an accredited or NASBITE International-approved professional program in person or virtually.
  2. Attendance/participation in a government-sponsored professional program in person or virtually.
  3. Attendance/participation in designated courses during the NASBITE International Annual Conference, National Small Business Exporter Summit, or monthly webinars hosted by NASBITE International.
  4. Publication of relevant, peer-reviewed materials related to the focus of the CGBP credential.
  5. Developing learning materials and/or coursework for NASBITE International accredited initiatives.
  6. Participation in CGBP certification program services (e.g. job analysis, item writing group, exam construction, pass point study) led by the CGBP Governance Council.
  7. Participation in NASBITE International and CGBP committees or Boards (i.e. re-certification committee).
  8. Public Policy Development.

How do I know if a program I have attended or plan to attend will count for CEUs?

Generally, if the program is related to any of the four CGBP domains (Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or Trade Finance) and is sponsored or presented by a credible trade training organization, college/university, or government agency, credit will be given. The best way to ensure credit for participating in programs is to attend one of the many pre-approved programs listed in our Pre-Approved Recertification Courses directory.

Programs not listed on the website may still provide CEUs. Email NASBITE International at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the program details and it will be reviewed.

How do I submit annual CEUs?

Submit your CEUs online via your Dashboard. NASBITE International does not require the submission of documentation for activities for which you are requesting CEUs, but reserves the right to audit CEU submissions and request documentation. Please maintain your documentation in the event NASBITE audits your submission. You will be contacted only if there are any questions regarding the credibility of the activity.

How do I view my CEU submissions?

You can view your submissions by logging into your NASBITE International account. View your CEU submissions on your Dashboard.


How do I pay my annual recertification fee?

You may pay your annual recertification fee via your NASBITE International account. On your Dashboard, follow the link to recertify.