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Certified Global Business Professional

North Seattle Community College

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES203
Hours: 160
Fees: $2495.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What trade skills are certified and at what depth?

The NASBITE CGBP certifies that a candidate is competent in four primary areas:

  • Global business management
  • Global marketing
  • Supply-chain management
  • Trade finance

Within each area are the following five "threads," which are topics that cross all four areas:

  • Documentation
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Technology
  • Resources

Within each of these areas and threads, there are tasks and knowledge statements tested through the CGBP exam.

The NASBITE CGBP doesn't certify that a candidate is an expert in each of the four domains. It certifies that a candidate is proficient in the tasks and knowledge generally associated with a practitioner who's worked in global trade for two years.

2. What are the benefits of the CGBP certification?

Candidates who receive the NASBITE CGBP designation may use the credential logo and word mark on resumes and business cards, which will identify 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 assures they understand a broad range of topics rather than just the specific field they have experienced within international trade.

3. What’s 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.

4. What is the CGBP exam and when is it offered? What is the cost?

The CGBP exam is a multiple-choice exam covering the four areas and five threads. The exam is offered in major U.S. cities at various times during the year. Locations and dates are posted on www.nasbite.org under Exam Locations.

5. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment. You can start and finish the program at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given an initial twelve months to complete this program.  Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, you may purchase an extension of 30 days for $49 or an extension of 60 days for $79.

6. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

7. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Each of the four courses contained in this program will take an average of forty hours to complete. If you need more time, extensions are available.

8. Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

9. Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

10. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

11. Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

12. Who will be my instructor?

There is no facilitator for this program. Certified Global Business Professional does provide students an Ask the Experts feature which will provide them access to industry experts who will respond to all student questions within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. All of the experts are successful working professionals in the fields in which they represent.

13. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

14. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

15. How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

16. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

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