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. If you have collected all 50 recertification credits, visit the Recertification Portal. Learn more about offering travel related educational sessions for recertification credits to GTP certificate holders.

Download the Recertification Handbook

Earn GTP® Credits

Each week GBTA Academy will be releasing resources on Risk Management, Travel Program Administration, Data Analytics, and Buyer/Supplier Relationships. These are suggested resources which carry 1 GTP® recertification credit each. Candidates applying for GTP® recertification must track their own credits. GBTA staff does not keep a record of or tracks candidate credits.


Risk Management Series

Travel Program Administration Series

Data Analytics Series

Buyer/Supplier Relationships

Approved Provider Program

The GTP® Approved Provider Program allows organizations that offer business travel related educational sessions the opportunity to award recertification credits to GTP® certification holders.

The program is designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of GTP® credential holders by offering quality learning experiences related to the field of business travel management. There are two steps in the Approved Provider Program:

  • Qualify as an Approved Provider
  • Submit content for review


Benefits of GTP® Approved Providers

  • Have permission to publicize their organization as a GTP® Approved Provider.
  • Receive an approved provider seal for use in marketing and onsite materials as well as on attendee certificates of completion.
  • Will be listed as a GTP® Approved Provider on the GTP® Certification page.
  • Will be permitted to link to the GTP® section of the GBTA website

Criteria for GTP® Approved Providers

  • Organization has been a legal business entity for at least one year.
  • Organization has offered business travel management education for at least one year.
  • Content is consistent with current GTP® Test Content Outline.

Approved Provider Authorization Process

  • Applications are processed within 30 days of receipt.
  • GBTA will notify applicant of status via email.
  • Approved Providers must submit a new application annually before their status expires.

Note: Chapters are automatically considered Approved Providers. Full list of Chapters 

Applications & Fees

Organization Annual Approved Provider Application Fee Approved Provider Application Program Review Fee Approved Provider Credit Application
GBTA Chapter Waived Waived Click Here
Corporate $1,000 Click Here $100 per session Click Here
Non-Profit $500 Click Here $100 per session Click Here

Calculating Recertification Credit Hours:

  • One (1) recertification credit hour is awarded for 60 minutes of education.
  • Following the 60 minutes, credits will be awarded in 30-minute increments, with each 30 minutes equating to one (1) additional credit.

Time dedicated to non-educational activities, such as exhibit halls, meals, entertainment, and the like does not count toward recertification credits.

Program Approval or Denial

GBTA will electronically forward the approved sessions, the number of recertification credits, and the GTP® Approved Provider seal to accepted applicants. The Provider’s approved courses will be listed on GBTA’s website in the Approved Provider Directory.

To learn more about the Approved Provider Program for your organization or chapter, email