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.
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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?
Please be advised that NASBITE International is in the process of switching testing vendors. The administration of the CGBP exam will be slightly different. Please bear with us as we navigate this transition. Check back soon for more up-to-date information.
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.
When is the exam offered?
Please click here to view exam windows and registration deadlines.
Where is the exam offered?
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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?
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?
Yes. Appointments can be rescheduled within the same exam window as long as the change is made 48 hours or more prior to your scheduled exam by calling 800-733-9267. Exams cannot be rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to your scheduled exam.
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 two 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 exam date.
If you need to retake your exam, please click here to pay the $100 fee.
NASBITE Exam Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are 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 original exam registration fee. Your refund in this case the $50 fee is deducted from the fee paid upon registration.
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.
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.
What happens after the exam?
Score reports will be sent to test takers 2-6 weeks after the close of the window in which the exam was taken.
When is the exam available for international 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.
Describe your monitoring/proctoring process for international 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)
Can domestic test takers use B-virtual?
No, virtual exams are only available to international candidates at this time.