Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ (CTBE™)

Obtaining your (Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor) CTBE™ communicates that you have demonstrated mastery of the rigorous standards set by the Tradeshow Basecamp™ course series.

The Tradeshow Basecamp™ course series is not just any e-course. It is a carefully formulated instructional design plan created by trade show professionals, based on thousands of hours of real-world trade show and exhibit marketing experience.

The CTBE™ exam, by testing mastery of the concepts and techniques taught in the Tradeshow Basecamp™ course, represents a valuable and reliable assessment of the certificate holder’s preparedness to be an effective exhibiter and to conduct themselves professionally at sales events.

The founder and advisory team of Tradeshow-Planning.com—and the creators of the Tradeshow Basecamp™ curriculum—comprises trade show professionals with hands-on, real world experience executing effective exhibit marketing strategies.

Tradeshow-Planning.com’s organizational structure and management system has been designed to high standards. We incorporate policies and procedures, records and document control systems that ensure we meet those standards. 

Tradeshow-Planning.com administers the prerequisite courses and CTBE™ exam itself in a professional and unbiased way. Individuals wishing to take the CTBE™ exam for certification must first complete the required Tradeshow Basecamp™ course series. Then, upon successful completion of the exam and compliance with our licensing agreement, CTBE™ certification is granted.

Course completion includes accountability measures: challenging quizzes and video watch time verification tracking.

The exam itself consists of challenging material designed to test mastery of the concepts taught in the Tradeshow Basecamp™ course curriculum. 70% of the questions must be answered correctly for the exam to be passed and the certificate granted.

Tradeshow-Planning.com aggressively monitors and manages use of the Tradeshow Basecamp™, Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ and CTBE™ trademarks. Only individuals who have completed the prerequisites, passed the exam and agreed to the licensing agreement are granted a non-exclusive license to display the CTBE™ certificate, or use the CTBE™ trademark as a professional designation.

We diligently pursue any Tradeshow Basecamp™, Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ and CTBE™ trademark violations.

CTBE™: Is it right for you?

Employers Care

Several industries and government agencies already require certifications for new hires. Employers are increasingly relying on third-party training and certification programs. The CTBE™ puts you ahead of your competition! This designation once achieved can be displayed on resumes and professional profiles, which reassures employers that you have the basic skills to effectively represent them at sales events.