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Advance your career, change careers, or gain new knowledge in international trade - become a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). The CGBP credential is highly respected and sought-after in the international trade industry. The CGBP designation is accredited by NASBITE and recognized by the US Department of Commerce. The OSBDCN Global Trade Center's CGBP Exam Prep training is the only test prep course in the Northwest, and completion of the course is timed right before the scheduled testing window, maximizing benefit for the participant.

NEW PROGRAM Starts February 28, 2024


What to Expect

This training is fast-paced, 3-day intensive training, during which you will meet virtually for a total of 30 hours of education. Each class section will cover an area of the exam taught by a CGBP professional, culminating in a practice exam, so you will get an idea of how you will perform on the actual exam.

More About the Program

  • Fast paced. You will meet for 3 days from 9am to 4pm.
  • Prepare for the exam. You will learn the 4 key areas of international trade covered in the test: Global Management, Global Marketing, Global Supply Chain, and Trade Finance. All sessions are taught by Certified Global Business Professionals.
  • Practice the test. In the last session you will take a practice exam to see what areas you might need to study more before sitting for the exam.


  • Tuition is $499.
  • Thanks to a generous award from the Oregon SBDC Network and Business Oregon, the winter CGBP program is fully sponsored on a first come, first served basis to the first 25 to enroll. Register now to reserve your seat at no cost.

JimFoleyPic9x9cm lower resolutionAbout Jim Foley
Foley is the former President of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and currently serves as Director of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship and the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University. He is also Director of International Programs for the Foster College of Business. The CGBP designation is accredited by both NASBITE and the US Department of Commerce.

Author of “The Global Entrepreneur: Taking Your Business International,” Jim Foley's experience spans 35 years of marketing, sales, corporate management and small business consulting. 

If you want to take your personal brand, skillset or current business to an international market don’t miss this course!

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