What is the CGBP exam?
The NASBITE CGBP is a 165 question, multiple choice exam. Only 150 of the 165 question count towards your exam score. Multiple versions of the exam exist. All questions address task and knowledge components found in the CGBP Practice Delineation. The time allowed to take the exam is three hours, though candidates should plan on spending 3.5 to 4 hours at the test center.
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 Management
2. Global Marketing
3. Supply Chain Management
4. Trade Finance
Within each area are the following five "Threads", which cross all four areas listed above:
2. Legal and Regulatory Compliance
3. Intercultural Awareness
Within each of these areas and threads, there are tasks and knowledge statements tested through the CGBP exam.
Click here to access the NASBITE CGBP Practice Delineation.
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 credential?
Candidates receiving 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Candidates are notified if they passed the exam within four weeks after the close of a test window. Candidates that do not pass also receive their score total, 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.
Can I view sample questions?
Please click here to view sample CGBP exam questions.
Is there an exam study guide available?
Please click here to view the exam study guide.
Does NASBITE endorse or recommend a study text?
Currently NASBITE International endorses one text for exam preparation. Click here to view and purchase the recommended text.
NASBITE International is currently reviewing additional texts for endorsement. If you have study materials that you would like NASBITE International to endorse as approved study materials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-802-3381.
Accredited training programs and Certified Trainers are available in many states for in person training as well as convenient on line training. Please click the links above to find an accredited training program or certified trainer.
Is there a practice exam available?
NASBITE International provides a full practice exam through an outside vendor. The practice exam cost is $50 and can be accessed by clicking here.
I have registered to take the CGBP exam on the NASBITE website, what happens next?
Within an hour, you will receive a receipt from TesTrac and the next business day you will reserve a reservation email from BVirtual in order to proceed with your reservation. Once you have completed your registration, your account will be locked and you will NOT be permitted access your account until you have passed the exam. If you need to make any changes to your account, please contact us at 216-802-3381.
When is the exam available for exam candidates within the scheduled windows?
Test takers are able to take their exam with a B Virtual Certified Live Online Proctor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the designated testing window. Please click here to view exam windows and registration deadlines.
Where is the exam offered?
The CGBP exam is offered online and may be taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the scheduled exam windows. Please click here for technical requirements.
Accredited Programs may also offer online exams during exam windows at authorized testing locations. Click here to learn more about becoming an Accredited Program.
What is the cost of the exam?
The exam fee is $395 and is non-refundable.
How can I pay for the exam?
Major Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) and corporate checks are accepted forms of payment.
Can I transfer my exam registration to another testing window?
Once registered, exam candidates may move to a future testing window within the same calendar year. Candidates who move to a new testing window will incur a $200 administrative fee.
Can I reschedule my appointment to another day in the same test window?
Contact B-Virtual at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled exam time/day to reschedule during the same test window 877-238-0245.
What is the cost if I do not cancel my exam in time, or do not make it to my scheduled exam?
Candidates that either do not cancel their confirmed test appointment at least 48 hours in advance, or miss their exam appointment will forfeit all exam fees and will therefore be required to pay the full exam fee ($395) prior to rescheduling.
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. Please note that you must reschedule your exam within one year of your original exam date.
If you need to retake your exam, please click here to pay the $200 fee.
NASBITE Exam Refund Policy
Under no circumstances will exam registration fees be refunded.
P.O. Payment Policy
P.O.s are acceptable to generate a candidate registration file, however, all candidate registrations must be received by the end of each registration window---regardless of P.O. status.
Example: If the exam registration window closes on June 1, this means all candidates registered for the exam must be paid in full by June 1. If NASBITE International has not yet received payment, candidates will not be permitted to test in the upcoming window.
What happens after the exam?
Score reports will be sent to test takers 2-4 weeks after the close of the window in which the exam was taken.
Applicants who successfully pass the exam will receive a personalized high resolution .pdf that will be able to print from any desktop computer via Adobe Acrobat Reader. Should you wish to purchase a paper certificate with a gold seal, it is available for purchase for $30 in the shopping cart (international shipping charges where applicable).
Describe your monitoring/proctoring process for exam candidates, including what authentication methods are used and how you deal with questionable activities.
All test takers and proctors are recorded (both audio and video), from start to finish, no exception.
Test takers will be required to show a government issued photo ID to the proctor via webcam (driver’s license or passport) with name as it appears on ATT letter.
Online exam monitoring ensures the test taker’s desktop is “locked” from all applications, web pages, systems, peripheral devices, and any other systems or processes that are not allowed. The monitoring system and processes can allow for any changes based on test-by-test needs.
All systems, processes, software, programs and screen activity will be monitored and recorded during the exam. If the test taker opens an application the proctor immediately closes the application of the test taker and provides a warning.
Test takers are monitored both visual and audio via webcams. The connection is established through a simple “click to connect” applet, similar to online video conferencing.
If a proctor suspects cheating or violation of testing policies during the exam, the test taker is provided a warning when a proctor detects any aberrant behavior. The proctor is also required to contact their supervisor in any case where they have provided a warning based on suspected cheating or violation of testing policies. The supervisor may join the session to watch the test taker as well. If the test taker behavior continues the supervisor may terminate the exam and proctored session.
Hardware Requirements for international exam candidates
A webcam, access to the internet, and audio capabilities. That's it. Any 640 x 480 web camera is sufficient. We suggest a minimum bandwidth of 3Mbps. We require that you have your audio on and available during your exam, which can be accomplished through a standard headset, utilization of your existing microphone and speakers or a built-in microphone in your webcam.
Minimum System Requirements
Internet Explorer 9.0+ Firefox 1.5+ Chrome 16 or 17 MAC: Safari 1.1+ Chrome 25.0.1364.172
Platform (Operating system)
Windows XP Mac OS X v10.6 Windows 7
Adobe Flash 10.0+
Pop-ups are not blocked
Broadband 1 Mbps or faster (Result delayed)