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Custom Broker License Exam Courses - Customs Broker Continuing Education - Legislative Updates

The American Customs Association is an independent intergovernmental organization providing educational opportunities and professional interaction to Customs Brokers. Our organizational structure is divided into two categories: Customs Broker Education and Information to the Trade.  

We are located in Hollywood, Florida, home of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades located 20 miles north of Miami Florida. For contact and driving information see Contact Us.

American Customs Association Our primary mission is to enhance the uniformity, effectiveness and efficiency of training to the trade. It is also our role to help legitimize training standards to Customs Brokers at regional, national and local levels.

We interface with representatives from the public and private sector to help facilitate the exchange of information and disseminate information quickly and accurately. Our staff reviews all relevant information from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Customs Bulletins and Decisions, Customs Directives and notices in the Federal Register.

Customs Broker Courses
Information to the Trade
Customs Broker License Exam Courses
Customs Broker Continuing Education
Customs Broker Liaison
Customs Broker License Updates
Distance Learning
Classroom Courses
Federal Liaison
Legislative Updates

With a primary focus on training and education, we are an advocate for the new standards for continuing education and the first organization in the country to create and advocate a formal continuing education program for Customs Brokers.

It should come as no surprise that our background includes 25 years of Customs Broker training and education. In fact, we have written courses for other Customs Broker training companies and published courses for both the private and public sector, including four year accredited colleges. The owners of the top three Custom Broker License training companies obtained their license as a direct result of being one of our former students


Educational Services

One of the features of our Customs Broker Course is that it is not a "seminar", but rather a complete course. When examining other Customs Broker schools, we found they were either too narrow in their focus, looking at only a few facets of the Customs Regulations, or they were too general and attempted to "broad-brush" the entire subject matter, which overlooks the specific areas that are important in passing the Customs Brokers Examination.

In an interview with The Shipper Magazine we were asked to what we attribute the success of our company. Below is an excerpt from that interview:

"First and foremost, our association is dedicated to Customs Broker training; it is not a part-time side business for us. Second, we teach on the premise that the student has no, or little knowledge and begin at ground zero. Third, we have 23 structured modules of instruction that covers theory, principal and hands on application. We know of no other program in the nation that is similar to ours. A recent class had an 84% pass rate and the highest score in the country was achieved by one of our Video Course students. This is a program that really works."

When the U.S. State Department and the F.D.A. needed a Customs Broker Course - They selected American Customs Association over all other course providers.

Not only the government, but so did global industry leaders, including:

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Academy Sports
American Presidential Lines (APL)

Beckman Instruments

BF Goodrich

BMW North America


Boston Scientific


Cornell University - School of Law

The Coca-Cola Company



Federal Express

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

General Electric (GE)

Hemacy Corp


Honda Manufacturing America
Levis Strauss

Lycoming Engines




Northwestern University - School of Law

Ocean Spray
PLS Logistics


RM Customshouse

SBC Global


State of Alabama
State of California
State of Texas
Sikorsky Aircraft

Tire Max
Toyota North America

Trans Global Air Charters
Unique Freight Transport
University of Texas - Pam American Studies

University of Rhode Island

U.S. State Department


Yamato Transport
Yokohama Aerospace

Zale Corp - and many more......



Conference Services

Facilitating information and educational opportunities includes our valuable partners in trade. We therefore have scheduled a series of public conferences we invite you to attend. These conferences are free of charge to our members.


ACA Chicago
MCO Continuing Education
Customs Broker License Exam Conference
American Customs Headquarters


For the New Importer

Importing Into the United States


If you are a new importer - find answers about Customs, the importing process and Customs Brokers here: New Importer Information