The District Export Council network nationwide actively supports the professional education provided by NASBITE International ( through its CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) credential program. The coursework covers multiple aspects of international business and provides participants with a wide knowledge base increasingly recognized by exporting companies and organizations as the foundation of a highly professional workforce.

Locally, the Mid-America District Export Council has limited funding available to support participants in the CGBP program by financing the cost of study materials and certification. This will benefit professionals wishing to enhance their careers in global business as well as students considering a successful future in the field. Ultimately, area companies benefit as certified professionals bring their expertise to the workplace.

Applications are open to employees of potential or existing exporters and export service organizations as well as to qualified students seeking to supplement coursework. All applications will be reviewed by the Education Outreach Committee of the Mid-America District Export Council. Applicants will be notified within 60 days of receipt.