Frequently Asked Questions
Our Site, Courses and Certifications
What is Tradeshow-Planning.com?
Tradeshow-Planning.com™ makes it easy to plan and execute a successful trade show. We offer resources such as our Tradeshow Basecamp™ ebook and direct sales course series, trade show marketing blog, buyer’s guides and tools.
What is Tradeshow Basecamp™?
Our award-winning course series, Tradeshow Basecamp™, provides a complete program designed to help you succeed during your next exhibiting events. All courses help you prepare to earn the Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ (CTBE™) certificate, that shows you have mastered the material and techniques.
What is the Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ (CTBE™) Certification?
The Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ (CTBE™) Certification provides individual professionals with an achievement to show employers, partners and management that they have completed the Tradeshow Basecamp™ course.
How do I become a Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor™ (CTBE™)?
Start by reading the Tradeshow Basecamp™ eBook and taking the Tradeshow Basecamp Course Series for Individuals (or for Teams). The course series provides learners with the foundational education to succeed in exhibit marketing and sales conversations. Tradeshow-Planning.com provides additional levels of credentialing such as the Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Marketer™ (CTBM™).
Once a credential is earned, how is it maintained?
CTBE™ – Take a refresher module and pass an exam every year or advance to CTBM™
CTBM™ – Take a refresher module and pass an exam every year.
What can I do with the credential when I achieve the CTBE™
Individuals with a Tradeshow-Planning.com credential may use that designation after their name on an email signature, resume, or bio on a website. Designations must be formatted according to the examples below:
Jane Doe, CTBE
Jane Doe, Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Exhibitor
Jane Doe, CTBM
Jane Doe, Certified Tradeshow Basecamp Marketer
How can I verify an individual’s CTBE™ credentials?
Individuals with the CTBE™ credential may publish their achievement on our website using the following URL: tradeshow-planning.com/<username>. To verify an individual’s CTBE™ credentials, you may request that the provide you with their username.
How much do your courses cost?
You can get started for as little as $9.99 with our eBook, or take individual courses ‘à la carte’ starting at $19.99, there is a full course series package that starts at $39.95 and full series plus membership and certification exam for $74.95. Teams can sign up starting at $44.96 per seat.
When can I enroll in one of your courses?
Our courses are available for enrollment at any time.
I am a complete beginner to trade shows and exhibiting, which course is right for me?
You can begin anywhere, but we do recommend individual learners sign up for our Tradeshow Basecamp™ Complete Course Series for Individuals to get the best value.
Will I get CTBE™/CTBM™ credit if I take courses ‘à la carte’?
In short: Yes. All of our courses lead to eventual qualification for the CTBE™ and CTBM™ exams. Upon successful completion of the exam and compliance with our licensing agreement, anyone can become CTBE™/CTBM™ certified.
What is a Tradeshow-Planning.com Membership?
A Tradeshow-Planning.com Membership provides you with ongoing access to member-only resources.
How can I get help with a technical question?
If you have any technical questions, please reach out via our Contact Us web form and we will get in touch asap!
Your Account (Individuals)
How do I sign out of my account?
When you’re signed into your account, you can click on the Logout button within the top navigation menu to sign out of your account.
How do I change my account password?
Go to My Account -> Profile and use the form to change your password.
Your Account (Team Owners)
How do I change the name of my Team?
Log in to your account, then click on Dashboard -> Teams. Enter your new team name and click Save.
How do I change the members within my Team
Log in to your account, then click on Dashboard -> Teams. From there, you can add new members for any available seats, or remove members to free up seats.
What is the Tradeshow-Planning.com Affiliates Program?
Does Tradeshow-Planning.com have a YouTube Channel?
Yes, you can find it at youtube.com/tradeshow-planning
Is Tradeshow-Planning.com on Social Media?
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