General Information about the Development of the GTP® Examination
Exam Overview and Process
The GTP® examination consists of 125 multiple choice questions and is offered in English only. Only one of the four answer choices is correct. There are no trick questions. There are no “all of the above” and “none of the above” responses.
Candidates will only be scored on 100 out of the 125 questions. This is because 25 are considered pretest questions and are placed randomly throughout the examination. Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used to collect statistical data and to ensure the test connects to the established test content. This process is critical to ensuring that questions are statistically accurate, and the item bank is continuously updated.
GBTA performs continuous job analyses to ensure certification testing reflects the most current demands of professional practice in conjunction with our exam partner, Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) and scheduling partner, Prometric.
The development of the examination follows internationally recognized and accepted procedures for content, validity, and reliability of scores. Business travel professionals from across the globe are surveyed to evaluate the level of knowledge, skills, and expertise expected within the industry. Subject matter experts then develop the examination questions based on the results of this job survey. To assist in this process, the GBTA Professional Development team has partnered with Professional Examination Service, a highly regarded professional testing service organization that assists in maintaining and enhancing the GTP Certification.
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Validity and Reliability of the Exam
The GTP® Certification examination is designed to meet testing industry standards for validity and reliability.
- Validity is the degree to which the content of the examination reflects the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of a business travel professional.
- Reliability is the accuracy of the examination results; that is, the test and results are delivered in a consistent manner.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The GBTA Professional Development endorses the principles of equal opportunity. Eligibility criteria for the examination and certification as a Global Travel Professional are applied equally to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, and/or disability.
Test Content Outline
The Body of Knowledge is based on a job analysis survey of knowledge and skills needed for business travel professionals. The four major domains of knowledge tested by the examination are Strategic Business Planning, Buyer/Supplier Relations, Travel Program Administration, and Data/Analytics/Finance.
Look at the information included under each domain to assess your skills and knowledge and ascertain your strengths and weaknesses. Once you identify what you need to study, prioritize the list according to your knowledge level and spend the most time studying the topics you know least about. Another good strategy is to think about a question that could be asked for each topic.
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