Get More from Your Class
The PCC SBDC has advised and taught business owners how to go global and navigate the intricacies of international trade for over 20 years. The SBDC has 6 CGBPs, and 3 CGBP-certified trainers on staff.
The high caliber of our international trade education enables professionals to pass the CGBP training.
The CGBP designation is accredited by NASBITE and recognized by the US Department of Commerce. For more information on the CGBP credential, please visit NASBITE’s website.
Should I enroll in CGBP Exam Preparation and Training?
Individuals who get the most out of this program are:
- Interested in gaining new knowledge about international trade.
- Looking to advance their career.
- Seeking to switch careers.
- Eager to learn quickly and study hard.
- Excited by the idea being a certified professional, and resultant opportunities.
What our Students Say
“I represented my organization while taking the international trade small business management course and was pleased with the new knowledge that helped our organization internationally grow. Personally, I then took the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification exam and passed.” – Mike Brown, Channel Specialist at Graphic Products, Inc.
- 5 weeks, meeting for 6 hours once per week.
- PCC SBDC CGBP Exam Prep course – $499
- CGBP exam registration, not refundable – $100 (not included in exam prep course fee)
- CGBP exam – $295 (not included in exam prep course fee)
For cancellation and other fees, please see NASBITE’s CGBP FAQ.
Meet Your Lead Instructor
David W. Kohl is a Department of Commerce certified international trade adviser with a mission to identify and realize global opportunities for individuals and organizations. He has specialty expertise in cross-cultural relations and also the East Asia region. His extensive international network and deep experience working with fortune 500 companies, top-ranked universities and government agencies around the world provide his clients with a unique set of resources and opportunities that create a distinct advantage in a dynamic and competitive world. David's clients have included The Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing, DuPont, Nike, Intel, Logitech, and security agencies at Portland International Airport.
He is a federally appointed member of the District Export Council of Oregon and also serves as International Trade Liaison for the State of Oregon’s SBDC International Trade Center. David is a NASBITE Certified Global Business professional (CGBP) and Certified CGBP trainer.
David has served two terms as President of the Northwest China Council, remains on the Executive Committee, and additionally, sits on the Citizen’s Advisory Board for the Confucius Institute at Portland State University. He also teaches as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the University of Portland.
His degrees include a BA in Business Administration from the University of Oregon, and a Master of International Management (MIM) from Portland State University. He has also earned diplomas from Beijing Language and Culture University, as well as the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.
Enroll in CGBP Exam Preparation and Training
Want to learn more about the course before enrolling? Complete the form on this page for a detailed course outline.
Upcoming Course Launch:
- April 7, 2017 at PCC CLIMB Center from 10am - 4pm | Enroll
- Meet for 5 Fridays, ending May 5
Please note: To complete your enrollment in CGBP Exam Preparation Training, you will need to register through Portland Community College.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for CGBP Exam Preparation and Training?
Portland Community College collects all payment, which will be due after the first day of class. We will provide instructions on how to pay.
I'm very busy. Will this program be worth my time?
Our clients say our programs saved them years of frustration and struggle while growing their businesses. Our programs are structured so you'll only have to devote a few hours every month to attend sessions and meet with your advisor.
Where and when are classes held?
Class times and locations may vary. Check our website for upcoming course offerings.
Are there any requirements for the program?
No, there are no requirements for this program.
Do I have to start with a certain program or take prerequisites?
No. Our programs do not need to be taken in any sequence. You take the programs that are the right fit for you. Our program facilitator will help you figure out what best fits your needs.
Will I earn college credit or a degree for completing this training?
No, you will not receive college credit for completing the CGBP Exam Preparation and Training.
What is the PCC Small Business Development Center?
The Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years. We combine one-on-one advising with programs taught by business experts, giving our clients the resources they need to grow their businesses. We’ve celebrated many successes with our clients. We'd love to celebrate your success.
Where can I find more information or classes?
Find resources and more classes to help you achieve your business goals on our website.
Have another question?
Contact David Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-722-5080.