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The Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) Designation

Adding the GMS® designation after your name benefits both those who manage their companies’ mobility programs and mobility service providers.  It serves all who wish to differentiate themselves as industry leaders and creates a shared understanding of the field of global talent mobility.  Earning the designation lays a foundation for effectively serving mobile families and inspires innovation and growth in the mobility industry.  More than 5,800 mobility professionals across 70 countries have earned the GMS® designation.


We offer Worldwide ERC® members a discounted price on the GMS package and individual modules. Group purchase discounts available upon request.

Discounted package price (includes all training and final exam)

  • Members: 1,245 USD
  • Non-members: 1,345 USD

Individual modules

  • Members: 500 USD
  • Non-members: 550 US


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How to Earn Your GMS® Designation

To acquire this sought-after credential, GMS® candidates must complete three training modules on the essential components of global workforce mobility and intercultural management skills and pass a comprehensive online examination based on the materials presented in the courses. Download the “How to Earn the GMS® Designation” booklet for everything you need to know from course content to registration options.

How to Earn Your GMS® Designation

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How to Retain Your GMS® Designation

All GMS® designees need to earn a minimum of 15 continuing education (CE) credits for each three-year period following initial certification, in addition to remitting a recertification fee. Download the GMS® “How to Retain Your GMS® Designation“ booklet for information about ways to earn your CE credits.

How to Retain Your GMS® Designation
Recertification Renewal Application

Contact our Professional Development staff at +1 703 842 3430, ext. 2, or