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 participate in a three-day session and corresponding exam on the fundamentals of global workforce mobility and intercultural management skills. 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!

  • 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 August 2013, more than 3,850 professionals have earned the GMS® designation since its inception. Those 3,850 designees are located in 58 countries around the world! Learn how to become one of them!
  • Worldwide ERC® introduced the SGMS® designation program in June 2010. Since then, over 100 global mobility specialists have earned it. Click here for information on how YOU can obtain this distinguished designation and join the 147 other elite SGMS® designees.
  • 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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