Professional Development

Scholarship Opportunities

 GBTA- New Jersey supports the pursuit of professional certification through the Global Business Travel Association’s programs and educational offerings. Due to our affiliation with GBTA, we are able to offer educational scholarships for a variety of programs in addition to our local Chapter‘s scholarships.

 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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GBTA- New Jersey - 2019 Scholarship Opportunities

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GTP (Global Travel Professional)

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.  Refer to website

To be considered for the following certification and/or program you must be:

  • Current member of NJBTA Chapter for a least a year maintaining membership there after completion of certification
  • Provide receipts of any associated fees as proof of payment
  • Nonconformities can arise failure of the applicant cannot demonstrate their fulfillment of recertification requirements will be reviewed at that time for consideration