Professional Development & Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

 GBTA- New Jersey supports the pursuit of professional certification through the Global Business Travel Association’s programs and educational offerings.

To be considered for a scholarship applicants must be a current member of the GBTA NJ Chapter for at least one year and maintain that membership at least 1 year proceeding the completion of the certification.

Scholarship recipients will be required to provide the GBTA NJ with a testimonial to present at a local chapter meeting and post on our GBTA NJ local website.


GBTA- New Jersey - 2020 Scholarship Opportunities



Professional Development

GTP (Global Travel Professional)    GPT Certification

The GTP® Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.

The GTP® Certification Program brings the following key benefits to recipients:

  • Facilitates professional growth and development
  • Demonstrates a commitment to leadership and knowledge of the industry at large
  • Recognition and career advancement


The GTP® Certification benefits the business travel industry as a whole by:

  • Curating a body of knowledge for business travel professionals
  • Measuring and maintaining industry knowledge in a valid and reliable way
  • Granting recognition to industry professionals who meet the successfully pass the exam
  • Elevating the status and credibility of professionals in the business travel industry


GTP® Recertification

The GTP® Recertification Program is designed as a continuum of learning and professional development.

Recertification helps you stay well-versed in concepts, technology, principles, and best practices shaping the industry.

 To recertify as a GTP, individuals must obtain at least 50 recertification credits prior to expiration OR demonstrate competency by successfully passing another GTP examination. To read more about the recertification program,

download the Recertification Handbook

If you have collected all 50 recertification credits, visit the Recertification Portal


GLP (Global Leadership Program)

In partnership with the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business, the GBTA’s Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program is the only masters-level course for travel professionals. The strategic curriculum uses an interdisciplinary approach that addresses both the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in today’s evolving environment.

The GLP Program offers a wide range of benefits to participants and their organizations, including:

  • Become part of a network of global peers
  • Understand advanced business principles
  • Interact with renowned Darden Faculty
  • Develop team approaches and strategies for solving problems
  • Earn recognition for your achievement


The Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program consists of individual courses, the Certificate of Professional Development, as well as the Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation.  Click here for more information: GLP Designation

GBTA Chapter Presidents Council Scholarships

CPC scholarship grants are awarded to qualified individuals to pursue involvement in the education programs or membership within the Global Business Travel Association. Scholarships include:  GBTA membership, convention registration, GTP (Global Travel Professional exam) and GLP (Global Leadership Program).

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