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.
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?
Please click here to view the exam study guide.
Does NASBITE endorse
or recommend a study text?
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there a practice exam available?
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I have registered to
take the CGBP exam on the NASBITE website, what happens next?
registration for your exam window has closed, candidate information is verified
and submitted to the exam provider. In approximately two weeks prior to the opening of the exam window for which you are registered you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) letter via email. This letter
will provide detailed instructions on how to proceed to the Prometric website to choose
a location as well as a specific day and time during the exam window for which you are registered to test. There are no further steps to take
until you receive your authorization to test letter.
Access to the NASBITE website will be limited to general browsing. Candidates will not have access to their individual profiles until they have successfully passed the exam.
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
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?
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
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 four 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, 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
The exam fee is $395 and is non-refundable.
How can I pay for the exam?
Major Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) are accepted forms of payment.
Can I transfer my exam
registration to another testing window?
No. It is not possible
to transfer your registration from one test window to another. Unfortunately,
there are no exceptions to this policy.
Can I reschedule my
appointment to another day in the same test window?
If you choose to
reschedule your appointment within 3-30 days of your original appointment
within the same test window, you will incur a $50 change fee paid directly to
Prometric and make any schedule changes directly through Prometric.
You may reschedule exam
appointment only once within the same testing window. Please note
it may not be possible to reschedule your appointment with Prometric if the
request is made too late in the testing window because the test centers'
schedules may be full.
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.
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.
possible only during the open registration period for each test window.
Cancellations processed before the open registration period closes are subject to a
$50 administrative fee. The $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the the original exam registration fee. Your refund in this case the $50 fee is deducted from the fee paid upon
When can I cancel my
exam registration with NASBITE International?
If you are unable
to take the exam, or decide you do not want to take the exam, you must submit
your request before the open registration period for your chosen exam window
has closed. Submit your cancellation request in writing and e-mail it to
email@example.com before the application period for the test window for
which you are registered closes. Cancellations will be assessed a $50
administrative fee as noted above.
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