Starts May 7th, This is an Official NASBITE cgbp Training Program! If you own a successful business and want to explore potential international markets or are an exporter with limited international market experience, then the International Trade Certificate Program is right for you!
Topic: International Trade Certificate Program
Dates & Times: May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
Modules run 4 hours every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm for 4 weeks
Small Business Development Center, Tampa
1101 Channelside Drive, Suite 210
Tampa, FL 33602
Register: You must register for this event by April 29th! This program is offered only once a year.
Cost: $350 – for all 7 modules. (All inclusive price. Individual modules are not available.)
Prepare for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional Exam.
This program is accredited by NASBITE
- Learn and discuss advanced topics in international trade
- Receive an SBDC certificate of completion
- Meet and network with highly specialized practitioners. Classes are taught by experts who work in the industry
- Receive a textbook, a program manual, and dinner
Module I Export Fundamentals
Module II International Marketing
Module III Global Business Management (1)
Module IV Global Business Management (2)
Module V Financing
Module VI Logistics
Module VII Pricing and Certified Global Business Professional Overview
Sponsors:Enterprise Florida, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, United States Department of Commerce, Tampa Port Authority, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
SBDC International Trade Certificate Program Receives Accreditation from NASBITE International
The SBDC at USF’s International Trade Certificate Program (ITCP) is a comprehensive training program teaching individuals and businesses how to conduct business on a global level and is one of 11 NASBITE International accredited trade assistance programs in the world and the only one in Florida.
The SBDC started its ITCP as a response to the growing need of a preparation course for the Certified Global Businesses Professional (CGBP) exam as well as for small business owners who are interested in exploring potential international markets or are first time exporters with limited international market experience. Because of its market recognition and quality, the program also attracts other types of attendees including students, government officials and other industry practitioners.
Although the purpose of the training is not solely to prepare attendees for the CGBP exam, the content of the ITCP is aligned with the CGBP’s Domains and compared to the Tasks and Knowledge Statements. In addition, the program promotes excellent relationships with local partners and agencies, such as US Department of Commerce, Enterprise Florida and Port Authority.
The ITCP is run annually by the SBDC at USF and has so for six consecutive years, training 132 attendees. It’s taught by 15 international trade specialists, including a CGBP. It shares this accreditation with only about 500 practitioners globally!
NASBITE formed its rigorous Certified Global Business Professional accreditation program for the international trade industry as designation distinguishing top-notch practitioners that conduct global business including global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance .
“If you are looking to go globally then this is definitely the course to take for a well-rounded education in international trade,” said an SBDC client who took the 2010 SBDC’s ITCP and was working at a company that was already importing and had recently begun to export.