Professional Development

GTP® Recertification Credits – The GTP® Recertification Handbook provides exact number of credits volunteers can earn. Here is a quick overview:
GBTA Membership – 1 Credit Per YearRegional Advisory Boards/Councils (CPC Board, Allied Leadership Council, Industry Advisory Council) – 5 Credits per year
Official GBTA Chapter - Board of Directors (appointed or elected) – 4 Credits per year
Standing GBTA Sanction Committees and/or Taskforce Members – 3 Credits per year
Testifying or Visiting Congress/State Government – 1 Credit per year

GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter Member Scholarships: 

Application open date: January 20, 2021

Due Date: February 3, 2021

Award Notification Date: No later than February 11, 2021

SVBTA’s goal is to promote members’ growth and development through education and involvement. To support this initiative, SVBTA has developed a scholarship program for eligible travel professionals.

Due to the current circumstances, scholarships for membership dues will be prioritized.  All applications will be reviewed by the SVBTA board of directors.


Professionals who are currently employed or seeking employment in the travel industry


  1. Awarded grants may be used for expenses incurred in the previous year or the current year while being an active member of SVBTA.
  2. Grants may not be applied towards lodging or transportation expenses.
  3. Receipts are required. Only the actual expense paid by the grant recipient will be reimbursed.
  4. Grants can be only paid to the individual and not to the applicant’s employer. 
  5. Grants are awarded to the individual and is not transferable.
  6. The grants must be used within the calendar year awarded or will be forfeited.

Award criteria:

  1. Contributions to the SVBTA community
  2. Clear objective and justification

Click HERE for the scholarship application form.

Scholarship award recipient will be notified no later than February 11, 2021. For any questions, email [email protected]

Read about the professional development path offered through GBTA, click here.

Watch the Dean of Education share a video overview of the GBTA Academy and how it will  benefit you and your career.

The Global Travel Professional (GTP)

Click here for information on how to achieve certification:  CERTIFICATION

GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter Meetings Qualification for Recertification Credit -

Many of GBTA, Silicon Valley Chapter's monthly speaker sessions and educational events will qualify for GBTA Academy GTP/CCTE recertification credits. 

The Professional development Committee is submitting applications for each and will post below which events qualify.  One Credit = 50 minutes of qualified education.  Check back often!

Date Event CEU Credits
February 11, 2021 Tackling 2021 Head On: Guest Speaker Shane Downey   1        





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