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 Year
Regional 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



SVBTA is dedicated to providing our member professionals access to educational opportunities. To support this initiative, SVBTA will award scholarship grants annually to eligible member professionals:

  • GBTA Membership Grant up to ($500) for GBTA Membership
  • GBTA Convention registration up to ($700)
  • SVBTA Membership Renewal Grant ($175)
  • Global Travel Professional Certification Grant up to ($400) for GTP Certification examination, Re-Certification or study guide
  • Educational Grant A up to ($1750) to be used towards GBTA GLP Certificate 5 day Session or the GLP Designation Program
  • Educational Grant B up to ($1,000) to be used towards GBTA Manager Level, GLP 2 day Course or CMM Program
  • Educational Grant C up to ($450) to be used towards GBTA Fundamentals Level certificate and Advanced Principal Course

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

2018 GBTA Chapter Presidents' Council (CPC) Scholarship (Applications currently unavailable)

Each year, the Chapter Presidents’ Council grants scholarship awards to individual members of chapters or affiliates that are in the CPC. 
The GBTA Chapter Presidents’ Council (CPC) Scholarship Program serves to:
  • Help travel management professionals pursue education opportunities that enhance their expertise
  • Enourage local chapter/affiliate members to become a member of GBTA and/or attend GBTA sponsored conferences, conventions and seminars held nationally or locally
Who is Eligible:
Any Direct or Allied Member in good standing with their local chapter/affiliate.
The Fine Print:
  • One application per member may be submitted
  • Scholarship is valid for 1 year from date of award
  • A member can only win a scholarship once every 2 years
  • Scholarships cannot be used for any competitor events (i.e. ACTE)
  • Scholarships will be reimbursed once the educational event has been paid for. 

SVBTA Meetings Qualification for Recertification Credit- Many of SVBTA's monthly speaker sessions and educational events will qualify for GBTA Academy GTP/CCTE recertification credits.  The Education 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
January 18,2018 Buyer Panel - Goals and Priorities for 2018   2          
February 8, 2018 Blockchain and the Future of Travel  2
March 8, 2018 Supplier Business Reviews; The Key to a Successful Partnership  2
April 5, 2018 What’s up with Government Affairs and who cares?  2
June 14, 2018 IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) & What It Means to Travel Managers & Suppliers  2
May 10, 2018 Education Day  4
July 12, 2018 Owning Your Personal Brand is an Investment in You!  2
October 11, 2018 Laughter Becomes You  1
November 8, 2018 Are you an easy target? Prepare to keep yourself safe in an active shooter and other crisis situations  1.5
December 13, 2018 Tri-Airport Review  1.5















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