What is the CGTE?
The Certified Government Travel Executive Program (CGTE) was developed by the Government Travel Group (GTG) in partnership with representatives from several government agencies. This collaborative partnership ensures that the program offered meets the expectations and the goals set forth by government in order to educate the government travel professional.
The CGTE program is designed to raise the professional standards, improve individual performance and designate travel professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of travel management in the government sector.
Recipients of the CGTE:
Who Should Attend?
- Federal, state, and local government employees
- Industry professionals working in the government travel sector
Minimum eligibility requirements require a GS-13 level for federal employees and/or a minimum of 7 years experience working within the government travel sector with direct oversight of a travel program.
How to Earn and Keep the CGTE Designation
Canidates must successfully complete both CGTE Core Week 1 and 2 in addtion to 5 electives (during a 2 year period) in order to earn the designation. Once a candidate has earned the credential they must maintain it by completing 1 elective credit every year.
All classroom and independent study for CGTE will take place at:
The George Washington University Graduate Education Center - Arlington
3601 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
Core Week Housing
The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Phone: (703) 717-6200
Apply now for the CGTE Program
All cancellations must be in writing and faxed or mailed to GBTA. Cancellations for Core Week classes must be received two weeks before classes start. Cancellations made before these dates will receive a refund less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after these dates.