What is the CGBP exam?
The NASBITE CGBP is a
150 question, multiple choice exam. The questions come entirely from the CGBP tasks and knowledge statements. The time allowed to
take the exam is three hours, though candidate should plan on spending 3.5 to 4
hours at the test center
When is the exam
Please click here to view exam
windows and registration deadlines.
is the exam offered?
The exam is offered at Prometric Testing centers with
locations around the world. Click here to find a testing center near you.
Can I view sample questions?
Please click here to view
sample CGBP exam questions.
there an exam study guide available?
here to view the exam study guide.
Does NASBITE endorse
or recommend a study text?
International endorses one text for exam preparation. Click
here to view and purchase the recommended text.
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study materials, please contact us at email@example.com
there a practice exam available?
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Are there special
instructions for SBA candidates?
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I have registered to
take the CGBP exam on the NASBITE website, what happens next?
Thank you for
registering to take the CGBP exam. Please click here to verify the
registration close date for the window in which you are registered. Once
registration for your exam window has closed, candidate information is verified
and submitted to the exam provider. Once you are verified as a candidate, you
will receive your authorization to test (ATT) letter via email. This letter
will provide a code that allows you to go to the Prometric website to choose
your exam location, day and time during the exam window for which you are registered.
Your ATT letter will arrive approximately two weeks prior to the opening of the
exam window for which you are registered. There are no further steps to take
until you receive your authorization to test letter.
What trade skills are certified and at what depth?
The NASBITE CGBP
certifies that a candidate is competent in the following four primary domains:
1. Global Business
2. Global Marketing
3. Supply Chain
4. Trade Finance
Within each area are the following five "Threads", which cross all
four areas listed above:
2. Legal and
Within each of these
areas and threads, there are tasks and knowledge statements tested through the
Who is a suitable candidate for the credential?
The CGBP is designed
to meet the needs of individuals working in the profession or studying for a
career related to global commerce. Candidates from both small and large
companies will benefit as will students in two or four year degree programs.
The credential is also suitable for individuals working in trade assistance
organizations, trade promotion agencies, and related educational institutions.
What are the benefits from achieving CGBP certification?
the NASBITE CGBP designation may use the credential logo and wordmark on
resumes and business cards identifying them to employers and the public as
individuals proficient in global commerce. For companies, the certification
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.
What is required to achieve certification?
To receive the NASBITE
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
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.
The national CGBP
Examination is criterion-referenced. That means your exam score is not compared
to others who took the exam (often known as test-curving). Rather, your score
is based strictly on the number of questions answered correctly. There is no
deduction for wrong answers so you should answer all questions - even ones for
which you are not sure of the answer.
The passing score on
the CGBP Examination was determined by a panel of experts in the field of
international business. Candidates must obtain the minimum scaled score of 500
to pass regardless of when or where they take the exam. A scaled score is
reported rather than a raw score because the scaled score will not vary due to
slight differences from test to test. There is no minimum or maximum number of
candidates that will be awarded the CGBP designation for each exam.
notified if they passed the exam within for weeks after the close of a test
window. Notices are sent by mail from PES. Candidates that do not pass also
receive their score total score, and their score in each of the four domains.
Candidates that pass the exam are provided their total score.
The exam is closed
book. You are not permitted to bring any notes or resources to the exam.
Calculators are not needed and are not permitted.
What is the cost of
Registration for the
exam is $100, which is not refundable. The exam costs $295. Total exam fees and
registration is $395.
can I Move to a Different Test Window
Candidates that have
confirmed their Prometric test center, date, and time within a test window
testing date range, may elect to not test during the test window and wait to
take the exam at a future exam date. To delay your testing date, please cancel
your appointment with Prometric three business days prior to your
confirmed exam appointment.
encouraged to cancel their appointment online at the Prometric website.- alternatively
you may call the Prometric Customer Service Center at 888-244-8378.
Once your appointment
has been cancelled, confirmation of cancellation should be forwarded to email@example.com.
The cost to cancel
your confirmed exam reservation and move to a future testing window is US
$50 if your exam is cancelled three or more days prior to your confirmed exam appointment..Please note that you must reschedule your exam within one year of your
original exam date.
to pay the $50 change fee.
is the cost if I do not cancel my exam in time, or do not make it to my
Candidates that either
do not cancel their confirmed test appointment at least three business days prior to a confirmed exam appointment, or
miss their exam appointment will lose their registration fee. However, you may
register again for a future test window by paying the applicable registration fee.
(Typically $150). Your exam fee of $295 will be credited against your future
exam. Please note that you must reschedule your exam within one year of your
original exam date.
To re-register for a
future testing window, you will need to wait until the registration for the
test window has opened, and then notify the staff of your situation. Please
note the specific exam registration fee varies by international location.
If you need to
reschedule your exam, please
click here to pay the $150 fee.
What is the cost to
retake the exam if I do not pass?
Candidates that either
fail the exam, or would like to improve their scores may register again for a
future test window by paying the applicable registration fee. (Typically $100).
Please note that you must reschedule your exam within one year of your original
If you need to retake
your exam, please
click here to pay the $100 fee.
happens after the exam?
Score reports are
mailed to exam candidates within two weeks of the close of each test window.
Please note that in some cases this means you will not receive your score
report for as many as six weeks after taking the exam if you tested at the
beginning of a window.
Once scores are
certified, an email is sent to all passing candidates providing information on
how to use the CGBP credential and logo use guidelines.
will be sent to each passing candidate within eight weeks of the close of each