VBTA supports the pursuit of professional certification through the National Business Travel Association’s programs and educational offerings. Due to our affiliation with NBTA, NBTA Foundation (formerly Institute of Business Travel Management) and the CPC (Chapter President’s Council) we are able to offer educational scholarships for a variety of programs in addition to our local VBTA scholarships.

Each year VBTA awards scholarships to our members to be used for professional goals.

NBTA Foundation An affiliate of NBTA, the NBTA Foundation, offers several educational scholarship opportunities to a variety of programs, including those listed above and independent studies.

Chapter Presidents Council
CPC scholarship grants are awarded to qualified individuals to pursue involvement in the education programs or membership within the National Business Travel Association.

As an affiliate of the National Business Travel Association, VBTA supports and recognizes the professional education programs they offer. Currently, training is focused in the following areas:


NetSmart(tm) is a web-based distance learning and educational program that allows NBTA Direct Members and Chapter Direct Members to participate in a live interactive forum on business travel industry issues and simultaneously view presentations. 

Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE)

The CCTE Program is designed for business travel management professionals who want to enhance their knowledge, skills and productivity. 


Global Travel Management Exchange Forums (GTMEF)

The NBTA Global Travel Management Exchange Forums (GTMEF) are small, highly focused, discussion groups. The GTMEF's provide global travel managers with the opportunity to meet with their peers and explore, in-depth, the global travel management topics and issues that are most important to them.