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 aimed at helping government travel professionals meet the demands that come with managing multi-faceted travel programs. The knowledge and skill sets gained from completing the CGTE program help to build a strong leader and a successful government travel manager.
CGTE is a comprehensive program that enables participants to:
- Define the scope and responsibility of the government travel manager
- Discover new ways to communicate ideas to employees and superiors
- Network with peers that represent all branches of government and various sectors of industry
- Attain professional growth and development as a leader within your agency or company
Who should enroll in CGTE?
CGTE has been designed for:
- Federal, state, and local government employees
- Industry professionals working in the government travel sector
Prospective participants must demonstrate significant experience working in the government travel sector and will often hold a leadership position within their organization.
All new participants are required to submit an application to be considered for enrollment.
How do I earn and maintain the CGTE Certification?
Students have 12 months to complete two 5-day Core Weeks and earn 3 Elective Credits. CGTE provides the flexibility to begin the program with either a Core Week or by taking an Elective course.
Each Core Week consists of classroom instruction provided by government and industry subject matter experts (SMEs). Attendees are broken up into smaller groups and assigned a Case Study that addresses topics covered throughout the Core Week. They will work in these groups independently from classroom instruction. On the final day, participants are tested on the material covered throughout the week and the Case Studies are presented.
In order to maintain the CGTE certification, Certified Government Travel Executives must earn 1 elective credit per calendar year.
Where does the program take place?
All classroom and independent study takes place at:
The George Washington University Graduate Education Center - Arlington
3601 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
Arlington is conveniently located right outside of Washington, DC. The closest airport is Ronald Regan National Airport.