CGBP Info

Individuals wishing to obtain their CGBP Credential must complete the five steps detailed on this page.


STEP ONE: Register
Register For The CGBP Exam Here

NASBITE Membership is not tied to the CGBP credential,
prospective CGBPs must create a separate site profile.


  • Registration Overview

    Registration provides us with much of the information required to initiate the CGBP credential process.

    Creating a profile on the NASBITE International website will give you access to further steps in the credentialing process which are not available until you're logged in.

    Please Note: profiles created for the CGBP credential are separate from the profiles you may or may not have created for membership in NASBITE (since you may obtain a CGBP credential without becoming a NASBITE member, and vice versa).

    Both new and repeat candidates should use this site to register for the exam.

  • Where To Register

    The tab above labeled "Register Here" will give you access to the registration form.

    You'll have the opportunity to update this information after you obtain your CGBP credential to ensure it remains current.

    Please take care to remember (i.e. write down in a safe place) the username and password you select. You will need it to complete your application in subsequent steps.

    Please do your best to complete all fields accurately and completely to prevent possible delays in the processing of your application. (Note: unlike previous CGBP testing windows, you will not be providing your qualifications during registration. Rather, those who pass the exam will have the opportunity to upload their work experience and/or applicable college transcripts in Step 5.)

  • Then What Happens?

    Important: After you complete and submit the registration form, the system will generate a confirmation email and send it to the email address you provided. You must click the link in this email to verify your identity as soon as possible. Also be sure to carefully read the email for important instructions regarding payment by check.

    Once you've confirmed your identity, you'll be able to login to the NASBITE site using the drop-down form accessible in the black tab in the upper-right corner of all pages.

    Log in to the site, and then return here to complete Step Two: Pay Fees. You won't have access to the payment form unless you're logged in.

    Although PayPal is our preferred method of payment for CGBP applicants, if you will be paying by check, you can follow the instructions provided in the email sent to you after you registered. You MUST register even if you plan to pay by check, and you must register BEFORE sending in your check.

  • We're Sorry...

    The CGBP Exam Application Window Is Closed.

    To see the next available window, see "Testing Windows " under Step Three: Choose Exam Date, below.

  • You must register (STEP ONE) and log in before you can access this payment form. If you're you've registered to create a profile for NASBITE Membership, make sure that you log in using the profile you created for obtaining the CGBP credential. The NASBITE Membership profiles and CGBP related profiles are separate and unique.

STEP TWO: Pay Fees
CGBP Test & Application Fees

Payment is easy, and
you can pay here, securely.


  • What's The Cost?

    The CGBP application fee is $100 USD, and the exam fee is $295 USD, for a total fee of $395 USD.

    Candidates retaking the exam only need to pay the registration fee of $100.

    Important Notes On Testing Windows:

    If you have registered and created a profile in Step One above, and you will not be able to take the exam during the next scheduled testing window, then please wait to make a payment until after the next scheduled registration window closes (see Step Three below for registration and testing windows).

    If you have already registered and paid, but cannot take the exam during the next scheduled testing window, please contact us immediately.

  • Where To Pay?

    You may pay the CGBP application and exam fee via PayPal (faster, preferred method) by clicking the tab above labeled "Pay Here"

    If you're retaking the exam, and the $100 option is not displayed, please contact us.

    If you wish to pay by check (NOTE: you still *must* be registered prior to sending your payment), see the instructions here: How To Pay By Check

  • After Payment

    After registration closes, prospective CGBPs (who have completed their registration in STEP ONE, and who have paid their testing and application fees here in STEP TWO) will have their candidate information uploaded to the Prometric Testing Center database (on their behalf by NASBITE staff).

    Candidates will then receive a Confirmation Notice via email confirming their registration has been received by Prometric. This email will not be sent until approximately seven days after registration closes, which is also about two weeks prior to the first available test date.

    Candidates will be able to select test dates from within test windows which generally last two weeks, and are provided for your reference below in STEP THREE.

  • You must register (STEP ONE) and log in before you can access this payment form. If you're you've registered to create a profile for NASBITE Membership, make sure that you log in using the profile you created for obtaining the CGBP credential. The NASBITE Membership profiles and CGBP related profiles are separate and unique.

STEP THREE: Choose Exam Date
Learn When & Where Exams Are Given

Choose a date that works for you.
Take the exam in a convenient location.


  • Scheduling Overview

    NASBITE International now offers the CGBP exam through the national and international test network of Prometric, Inc. This provides candidates with over 200 test sites within the U.S., and an additional 200 sites internationally. Candidates will be able to reserve a date and time that best matches with their availability.

    IMPORTANT. Read Carefully:

    Although you will reserve your actual exam city, test location, date, and time in this step, because the actual scheduling and reservation of your seat at the testing facility happens on the Prometric website (not here on the NASBITE site) you will not receive authorization to complete this step until approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the first available test date, as is Prometric's policy.

    Also note that, regardless of when you register for the exam in STEP ONE above, your Prometric Eligibility ID (which is required to register for the exam on the Prometric website) will not be sent until about one week after registration closes, which is generally 2-3 weeks before the first exam date.

    Because Prometric maintains a large capacity of test locations, dates, and times to accomodate the CGBP exam, you should be able to select from a number of suitable date and time options, even though you will not be able to reserve your exact exam date and time until 2-3 weeks before the exam.

    Only AFTER you receive your Confirmation Notice and the included Eligibility ID (which also signals that your candidate information has successfully been entered into Prometric's database), a link to the Prometric Testing Center website will be provided to allow you to schedule your testing appointment at a Prometric Testing City. You will also be able to reschedule an appointment if at least 48 hours notice is given prior to your scheduled date / time for the exam.

    We recommend you schedule your testing appointment promptly after receiving your Confirmation Notice and Eligibility ID so that you are able to select the testing center, date, and time that is most convenient to you.

    You may schedule your specific testing appointment at any time after obtaining access to the Prometric website, however, you must schedule the appointment at least one day in advance of the exam.

    Warning: Candidates who miss the exam scheduling deadline for a given testing window will NOT be able to take the exam, and will need to contact our web staff so that they can register to take the exam during the next testing window. A $50 fee will be assessed.

  • Testing Windows

    April 25 through May 7, 2011

    Registration opens: February 21, 2011
    Registration closes: April 1, 2011

    Candidates will be able to selected test dates beginning Monday April 25 through Saturday May 7. (Some sites may offer testing on Sunday May 1.) To reserve the location, date, and time most convient for a candidate, you are encourage to reserve your exam soon after receiving your Prometric login and password around April 8.

    June 6 through June 18, 2011

    Registration opens: April 4, 2011
    Registration closes: May 13, 2011

    Candidates will be able to selected test dates beginning Monday June 6 through Saturday June 18. (Some sites may offer testing on Sunday June 12.) To reserve the location, date, and time most convient for a candidate, you are encourage to reserve your exam soon after receiving your Prometric login and password around May 20.

    July 25th through August 6th, 2011

    Registration opens: June 1st, 2011
    Registration closes: July 1st, 2011

    Candidates will be able to selected test dates beginning Monday June 25th through Saturday August 6th. (Some sites may offer testing on Sunday July 31.) To reserve the location, date, and time most convient for a candidate, you are encourage to reserve your exam soon after receiving your Prometric login and password around July 13.

    December 5 through December 17, 2011

    Registration opens: October 3, 2011
    Registration closes: November 11, 2011

    Candidates will be able to selected test dates beginning Monday December 5 through Saturday December 17. (Some sites may offer testing on Sunday December 11.) To reserve the location, date, and time most convient for a candidate, you are encourage to reserve your exam soon after receiving your Prometric login and password around November 18.

    Click here to view available Prometric Testing Centers. Once on the Prometric site, follow the link to "Locate a Test Center".

    Changing 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 at least two business days prior to your confirmed exam appointment.

    Candidates are encouraged to cancel their appointment online at the Prometric website. - alternatively you may call the Prometric Customer Service Center at 888-244-8378.

    The cost to cancel your confirmed exam reservation and move to a future testing window is US $50. Please note that you must reschedule your exam within one year of your original exam date.

  • Odds & Ends

    Dates Changes within the Test Window Test Dates

    Once a candidate has confirmed their Prometric test center, date, and time, a candidate may reschedule their appointment for a different location, date, or time as long as the request is made at least two business days prior to the previously confirmed test appointment.

    Date changes can only be made within the test window. For example, assume the test window dates are Dec 6-18 and a candidate has a confirmed test appointment for Dec 10. Assuming the request is made at least two business days before Dec 10, the candidate may reschedule to any available location, date, and time through Dec 18. However, they can not reserve a date past Dec 18.

    There is no cost to change your location, date, or time as long as the above policies are followed.

    Candidates are encouraged to change their appointment online at www.prometric.com/NASBITE - alternatively you may call the Prometric Customer Service Center at 888-244-8378.

    To re-register for a future testing window, you will need to wait until the registration for the test window has opened. You will need to fully re-register providing your candidate information just as you will have done for the original test window. You will see a pricing option for $50 for candidates that had previously registered, but not taken the CGBP exam.

    Exam Cancellation or No Show

    Candidates that either do not cancel their confirmed test appointment within two business days, or miss their exam appointment will lose your registration fee. However, you may register again for a future test window by paying the applicable registration fee. (Typically $100). 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 web staff of your situation. In STEP TWO, you will see a pricing option for $100 for candidates that had previously registered, but either did not take the CGBP exam, or took the exam but did not pass. Please note the specific exam registration fee varies by international location.


STEP FOUR: Pass Exam
More About Passing The Exam

Don't overlook this step!
Passing the exam is proof you're CGBP material.


  • Exam Essentials

    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.

    Prometric Exam Proceedures: Taking the CGBP exam at Prometric test centers will be via computer based testing. You will be provided time prior to the start of the CGBP exam to familiarize yourself with the testing software. When taking the exam, you will be able to skip a question and later return to prior questions. The software also allows you to 'strike-out' answers that you believe are not correct so you can focus on the remaining options, just as you might do with a paper exam. The software will also allow you to change answers, and will warn you if you try to exit the exam with questions not answered.

  • Passing The Exam

    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 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.

  • Exam Retake Policy

    Candidates that do not pass the CGGP exam on their first attempt are allowed to retake the exam, as early as the next convenient test date, or a later date. Candidates that do not pass the exam on their second attempt must wait at least 12 months before retaking the exam. Though there is no limited on the number of times a candidates may retake the exam, further attempts must be at least 12 months after the prior exam date.

    Candidates not passing the CGBP are provided a detailed score report showing their score in each of the four CGBP exam areas (domains). Candidates are encouraged to seek training prior to retaking the exam. When retaking the exam, candidates only pay the exam registration fee for their region - for example $100 in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. The exam fee of $295 is waived for all repeat candidates.


STEP FIVE: Submit Qualifications
Qualifications & Approval Info

You've made it this far...
There's just one more step.


  • College Level Studies

    Besides passing the NASBITE CGBP Exam, candidates must also qualify through either college-level studies or work experience.

    For college-level studies, the candidate must complete and earn credit for two years of college-level courses. These may be in any field.

    A degree does not have to have been earned. Candidates that have received any two, four, or post graduate degree would automatically qualify for the CGBP designation assuming they have passed the exam.

    For candidates that have not received a degree, they must indicate on their application where they have studied and how many hours (credits) of college credit has been received. For most colleges and universities using the credit-hour system, this would mean at least 32 hours of classes must have been successfully completed.

  • Int. Trade Experience

    Instead of qualifying for the NASBITE CGBP based on passing the exam and college level studies, candidates may elect to receive the credential by passing the exam and evidencing two years of work experience in the field of international trade.

    This work experience must be directly related to international trade in any of the four domains. Relevant work experience would include international sales, international freight forwarding, international banking, or international customer support.

  • In order to upload your qualifications for the CGBP, you must be logged in under the profile you created when applying to become a CGBP. You must have also passed the CGBP exam before you will be able to upload your qualifications.

    If you have received notification from NASBITE staff that you have passed the exam, please use the login link provided in the upper-right of this screen. After you login, return here to upload your qualifications in the form of a PDF file.