Customs Broker Exam Study Prep Course

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  • Tailored & Personalized Homework and live weekly conference calls are a part of our targeted learning system.
  • Access to webinars on topics for customs brokers including how to keep up with your licensing requirements, legal topics,job opportunities and dealing with clients and government officials.
  • Customs brokers help importers "clear goods" by processing shipments through customs in a timely and legal fashion.
  • We take the guesswork out of passing the customs broker license exam.

What Customs Brokers Do?

Customs brokers must - be licensed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the US Government. It is not legally required to hire a customs broker to import goods into the US, but many companies and individuals find customs brokers invaluable in navigating the mountain of paperwork and regulations. Customs brokers help importers "clear goods", which means processing shipments through customs in a timely and legal fashion. Customs brokers work under many deadlines, and must be comfortable with filing information electronically with CBP. A customs broker may take on other responsibilities, such as freight forwarding or consulting, and often play an important role in trade compliance programs.

Why Become a Customs Broker?

People become customs brokers - primarily for financial reasons. The demand for customs brokers is huge and growing. Having employees who are also customs brokers provides a company with lasting advantages when importing. A customs broker license dresses up a resume and is a step towards a higher salary. Unlike other professional licenses, it is relatively easy to get a customs broker license. No college is required, tuition is affordable, and you can pass the exam with only a few months of focused effort...if you choose the correct study course. A customs broker license also allows you to work for a customs brokerage firm, open your own, or become a consultant.

Why People Flunk The Customs Broker Exam?

Thousands of people - take the customs broker exam each year, but only a small percentage pass (a lot of our students are in that elite group). People flunk because they decide to study on their own without a structured course, or the course they take a an "off the shelf" type that does meet your own personal goals. There is a second reason why people fail. Most people taking the customs broker exam are not recent high school or college graduates, and they underestimate the commitment needed to pass the exam. You cannot cram for and hope to the pass the customs broker exam. You need a course, like ours, that is tailored to people in mid-career, and you must stick it out during the course of the exam. This means dedicating nights and weekends to real, meaningful, uninterrupted studying, and to doing the homework assigned to you.


Online Course

We take the guesswork out of passing the customs broker exam. We tell you what to study, but also what to avoid studying. We test your weaknesses and strengths, and drill you until your weaknesses disappear. Following our program fully will get you your customs broker license.

You will pass. We guarantee it. If you do not pass, and if you have followed our program completely and done all the exercises and attended all training sessions, then you get the course for free the next time the course is offered..
It's not much of risk for us because our success rate is so high.

Personalized Homework and Tutoring. We tailor our course to you. We diagnose your weaknesses and then assign exercises to improve your command of the topic and enhance your test-taking skills. After you do the exercises, we repeat until success is achieved. Regular tutoring sessions are offered to further brush up on material.

24/7 Online. Our course offers online quizzes, tests, and important course information. No special software needed. Some of our students take only the online course and do just fine on the broker exam, while others combine the online course with one or more of our boot camps.

Materials. Our course now supplies each student with the necessary books for their first exam. We will give you the 19 CFR and the HTSUS with catalog rack.

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Retreat and Learn - A boot camp is an optional add on for your online course. 4-day intensive in-person workshop from 8am to 6pm. Get away from your work, family, and friends to focus, without interruption or distraction, in passing the customs broker exam.

Dynamic Setting - Interact with and learn from your fellow students. Find out what works for them and share what works for you.

Los Angeles, California
March 10-13 2014
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CEVA Logistics/LAX, 19600 S Western Ave., Torrance, Ca 90501, (310) 972-5500

Cleveland, Ohio
March 24-27
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, 901 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035; Park in visitor parking and go to the visitor entrance.

San Antonio, Texas
June 2-5 2014
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The University of Texas San Antonio Downtown Campus, International Trade Center, Durango Building Room 1.402, 501 West Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78207. Metered parking is available on the parking garage with entrance on Pecos-La Trinidad between Buena Vista Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard. The Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown ia right across the street from the campus. The rate is $114/night, but be sure you ask for the group rate for The Best Customs Broker Course students. This special rate will include parking and high speed internet. See, 502 West Cesar E. Chavez, San Antonio, Texas, Unites States 78207. If you have any questions please call 210-224-7155. You must make your reservation before May 11, 2014
El Paso, Texas
Sept. 8-11 2014
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Global Training Center, 550 South Mesa Hills, Suite Number E4, El Paso, Texas 79912,, 915-534-7900 extension 102
We are helping students prepare for the upcoming exam. Addtional locations will be posted after the April exam!

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The course costs $1950 and includes all of the following

- Customized online course
- All the materials needed for the course and the next exam
(2 Course Binders, the HTSUS on a catalog rack, the CFR)
- Personalized homework
- Live weekly conference calls that are recorded for easy playback
- Access private webinars just for our CB Exam students on international trade topics that include Export Compliance, Import/Customs Compliance, NAFTA, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Sales contracts.
- Monthly hour-long teleconferences/webinars led by customs brokers on topics for customs brokers including how to keep up with your licensing requirements, legal topics, job opportunities and dealing with clients and government officials.

Add On $50
-Intensive 4 day study bootcamp in a collaborative environment

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Register today to receive your materials, start preparing for your exam, and launch a new career in importing and exporting.


"Hooray! I passed the Customs Broker License October exam! I would like to thank you for The Best Customs Broker Course, the conference calls, Boot camp, on line course and your guidance through this long and arduous journey to success. The practice exams, the on line course quizzes and of course your guidance during the weekly calls made the difference. Thank you!

" The tears are still on my cheeks - uncontrollable joy. I made it. No one
can believe I did this. I am almost 60 yrs old and came to the United States 13 yrs ago and began to learn English then. I got my citizenship on January 2008. I started studying for this exam before Xmas 2007. People who did not pass the exam - never give up. Instead, think about me! I made it."

" I just saw the posted answers today. This confirms my score of 76.25,
which Customs told me last week. As you know I had taken the test previously, but that was before coming to your class. I know that without attending your class I would not have passed this go-round. The boot camps are invaluable. Taking the practice tests, which you have made as a class requirement, is a must. I was especially impressed with the "after test" support. While we were all waiting and worrying, you were getting us prepared for appeals and how to carry on to the next test if necessary. I highly recommend your course to anyone who wants to take and pass the Customs Broker Exam."
S.St. John

" I passed the exam. While studying for this exam I often felt like the odds were stacked against me. I knew that the overall pass rates were low, and that many people had to test multiple times before passing. I had no practical import experience to draw from. I had not taken the exam previously, or even referenced the import regulations until I started your class. The structure of your course, and the focus on taking previous tests were invaluable in preparing me for exam day. Even while struggling with morning sickness, I was able to pass on my first attempt. The review course & boot camps were well worth the time and money invested!

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