How to Become a Customs Broker / Customs Broker Exam - Course FAQ
The course is $595
All in printable format. Hard copy, which is now optional, can be purchased at a discount – CBP will provide an electronic version in the exam room. We strongly encourage to use to electronic HTS as it will save a tremendous time in the exam room. Hard copy HTS is a thing of the past.
We include everything else required to take the Customs Broker Exam, plus additional reference material for future use. *The Directives below are subject to CBP changes for each unique exam:
Included in Course
Full Customs Broker Course – 23 Lessons and Streaming Video
|U.S. Customs Regulations|
Live Help Desk
Members Only Web
Quick Cram Study Guide & Review
CATAIR * Business Rules & Process
Ace Entry Process
Glossary of Terms
|Right to Make Entry Directive|
Instructions for CBP 7501
Post Entry Amendments
Ace Entry Summary Business Process
Registered students receive unlimited use of a Help Desk for one semester. The Help Desk is staffed full time from 9:00 – 5:00 EST. Students also receive private e-mail accounts to the Help Desk. E-mail questions received after hours and will be answered the next morning by 8:00am EST.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the 2017 average Customs Broker salaries range from $70,590 to $92,710
Experienced Customs Brokers holding management roles in logistics or purchasing average $94,145 a year. Customs Brokers with college degrees average $137,642 in states with large metropolitan areas and heavy international trade activity, such as California, Texas, New York and Virginia.
Customs brokers are a vital component in an expanding global business environment. The position has a bright outlook, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which predicts the number of customs broker jobs will grow an average of 10 to 19 percent from 2015 to 2025
1. We believe nothing is difficult – if it is explained properly.
2. We keep it interesting – you will understand and remember more – if you are interested.
3. We have a Live Help Desk
4. Constant Improvement – We are always improving the methods of delivery, our teaching standards and learning tools available to the student.
5. The Proof is in the Passing: See testimonials from students with no prior experience who passed on their first attempt. Testimonials
The Custom Broker License Exam course is divided into 23 Lesson Plans. It is very easy to follow. Each Lesson Plan has a reading assignment and a video lecture that matches the reading assignment. Reading Assignment 1, matches Lecture 1 – Reading Assignment 2, matches Lecture 2, etc.
Just as in any class, you complete a reading assignment prior to entering the classroom. The only difference with this course is that you do not have to commute to class and can study at your own pace. If you have any questions during your study, simply call the Help Desk toll free.
How to become a Customs Broker
Customs brokers are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing imports and exports. Brokers submit necessary information and appropriate payments to CBP on behalf of their clients and charge them a fee for this service.
Brokers must have expertise in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise.
There are approximately 11,000 active licensed Customs brokers in the United States.
Corporations, partnerships and associations must have a broker license to transact Customs business. Each of these businesses must have at least one individually licensed officer, partner or associate to qualify the company’s license. Failure to have a qualifying officer or member (of a partnership) for more than 120 days will result in the revocation of the broker license.
To be eligible, you must:
• Be a United States citizen at least 21 years old.
• Not be a current Federal Government employee.
• Possess good moral character.
1. First, you must pass the Customs Broker License Examination.
2. Second, you must submit a broker license application with appropriate fees.
3 Third, your application must be approved by CBP.
The Customs Broker License Examination
A: The Customs Broker License Examination is an open book/open test with 80 multiple-choice questions based on:
• The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
• Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations / Customs Regulations
• Specified Customs Directives
• Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements document (CATAIR)