Led by NASBITE International, each training organization matches training to standard. Some of the institutions participating are:
This training has been developed in accordance with NASBITE International (formerly known as North American Small Business International Trade Educators) guidelines for a CGBP credential, a nationally recognized professional credential that demonstrates an individual’s competency in international trade.
Modules go over the following subjects:
1. Global Management
2. Global Marketing
3. Supply Chain Management
4. Trade Finance
5. Intercultural Awareness
6. Government Resources
7. Trade Compliance
Optional: Exam Review (Practice Tests, Case Studies)
Courses are available in various locations with some online availability. A typical training set is 5 days, distributed over a 30 day period with a 1 day exam. When these training sets are offered at SBDCs, most follow the Export Training Assistance Partnership (ETAP) model. The training sets are a combination of classroom and self-study.
Besides attending the modules, participants are expected to study. People without international trade experience will require a significant amount of outside study if they wish to sit for the national NASBITE CGBP exam.
Course cost ranges from $300 to $1000, with an average cost of $700.
In order to get the CGBP credential participants must have completed at least two years of college-level classes or worked in the international trade field at least two years. People without experience may participate but a larger amount of study will be required. Courses are at the Intermediate to Advanced level.