Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) Designation 

The Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) designation signifies that you are specialized in the field of global workforce mobility and are committed to ongoing education to grow your expertise. To acquire the credential, GMS® designees must participate in three Modules, either online, live or a combination of both.  Upon completion of the three Modules, GMS® designees must take and pass one comprehensive online examination on the fundamentals of global workforce mobility and intercultural management skills - all material is taught in the Modules. 

GMS® designees are given three years to complete all three Modules and the online exam from the date they start the Modules.

To retain the credential, GMS® designees are expected to complete continuing education credits every three years.

The curriculum for the GMS® course and continuing education program was designed and developed in consultation with the GMS® Certification Review Board, and through feedback from GMS® designees following their completion of the designation.  In addition, surveys of Worldwide ERC® committees who advise us on global mobility trends have also been used.

GMS® Updates!

  • All 3 GMS® Modules are now available to take online!  Click here to purchase the full online program package and get started now on earning your GMS® designation.
  • Worldwide ERC® is pleased to introduce its newest global instructor-led course, the GMS-T: Strategic Talent Mobility! Join us for an upcoming offering soon! 
  • As of April 2015, more than 4,700 professionals have earned the GMS® designation since its inception. Those 4,700 designees are located in 60 countries around the world! Learn how to become one of them!
  • Questions about your GMS® designation or the program? Email us at We love hearing from you!

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Worldwide ERC®
ATTN: Professional Development Department
4401 Wilson Boulevard,
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Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: +1 703 842 3430
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