Customs Broker Prep Course




Pass the Customs Broker Exam

The best Customs Broker Exam Prep Course is self-paced. You will have access 24/7/365 to an interactive online course with quizzes, exams cheat sheets, lessons, and more! Monthly four-hour teleconference calls. Virtual and Live monthly 5-day in-person Boot Camps every month of the year. Individually tailored homework assignments based on your progress in the course. The customs broker exam is now electronic and our exams have been electronic for years. Nationally, the pass rate is approximately 20% while our pass rate is 90%! We guarantee that you will pass the exam with our Customs Broker course.

With this ONLINE interactive customs broker license course, you will be reviewing previous Customs exams and receiving tips to enable you to successfully pass the intensive 4 ½ hour U.S. Customs Brokers Examination. Be prepared to take the exam that is given twice a year at most Customs ports on the fourth Wednesday in April and October. But this year the next exam is scheduled for May 1, 2024.

CBLE Information & Requirements
Who is eligible to become qualified as a Customs broker?

We take the guesswork out of customs broker exam prep. 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!  

As soon as you register, the Customs Broker Exam Prep course begins for you. Your course coordinator will set you up and email you connection information within 2 business days of purchase.

  • You will pass. We guarantee it. If you do not pass, and if you have followed our program completely and completed 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.
  • Self-Paced, but NOT self-study. You will NOT be on your own. Included in the course is 100 hours of live interactive help each month (via online or in-person).
  • Personalized Homework. We tailor our Customs Broker Exam Prep 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.
  • Approximately 100 Hours Live interactive instructor available
  • Monthly Live 5-day Boot Camps (virtual/in-person)
  • Weekly Live 4-hour classes
  • Weekly Weekend Live Virtual 2-hour Study Groups
  • Daily Tutoring. We hold daily 1-hour tutoring.
  • 24/7/365 Access. 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 includes each student with the necessary books for their first exam. The Customs Broker Exam Prep course includes the HTSUS on a catalog rack, the 19CFR, a Course Workbook and, a Rainbow Tariff.
  • Recorded Lessons. Access to recorded lessons on all major subjects.
  • Free Webinars. Access to private webinars on international trade topics that include Export Compliance, Import/Customs Compliance, NAFTA, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Sales contracts.
  • History. Our Customs Broker License training boasts two decades of success!
  • BONUS. If you don’t pass, you will receive help from an attorney with your appeal – AT NO EXTRA COST.
  • BONUS – After you pass, join the Monthly Broker Brainstorm Sessions

BOOT CAMPS (No Extra Charge)

  • Retreat and Learn – A boot camp is an optional add-on for your online customs broker exam prep course. 5-day intensive in-person workshop from 8 am to 6 pm. Get away from your work, family, and friends to focus, without interruption or distraction, on 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.

We are adding new dates all the time… so make sure to revisit this page.

Please Note:  Our boot camps fill up rather quickly and we are occasionally forced to close registration. So we do ask students to reserve their spots. Boot camps do not cost extra, but we ask that you provide us with your debit or credit card information to reserve a spot. The only way that we will charge your debit or credit card, is if you do not show up on the first day of the boot camp. If you do not show up, we will have to, unfortunately, charge your card ($500), regardless of the reason.

City Dates Location
Dallas, TX June 24-28, 2024 Fossil Group
Virtual July 11-15, 2024 Online
Los Angeles, CA August 26-30 Ceva Logistics
Virtual September 5-9, 2024 Online
Trenton, NJ October 3-7, 2024 Logical Solution
Virtual November (after CBP posts exam), 2024 Online
Charlotte, NC December 5-9, 2024 Savino Del Bene
St. Petersburg, FL February 6-10, 2025 Alliance Drawback
Boston, MA April 7-11, 2025 Werfen
Chicago, IL June 23-27, 2025 Ceva Logistics

This program costs $5,999 and includes all of the following:

  • 100 hours of live interactive help online every single month
  • Progress tracking, feedback, and individually tailored homework assignments
  • All the materials required for the next exam and the course
    • Course Workbook, the HTSUS on a catalog rack, 19 CFR, and Rainbow Tariff
  • Weekly live 4-hour classes (via Zoom or in-person, in select cities)
  • Weekend Live 2-hour study groups
  • Daily live and interactive 1-hour tutoring scheduled by you
  • 24/7/365 access to an interactive online course with quizzes, exams, cheat-sheets, lessons, etc.
  • Recorded lessons on all major subjects
  • Help from attorneys with your appeal (if needed)
  • The actual Customs Broker Exam is now administered electronically. Our practice exams have been electronic since 2004

Optional Boot Camps

  • Intensive, monthly live 5-day boot camps in a collaborative environment (in-person & virtual, alternating monthly).
What are the requirements to become a U.S. Customs Broker?

In order to become a U.S. Customs Brokers, you need to be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old,  not be a current Federal Government employee and possess good moral character. Source: Becoming a Customs Broker | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

What is the national pass rate for the exam?

On average, less than 20% of people who take the broker exam pass. But participants of our course have a 90% pass rate.

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.

When is the next U.S. Customs Broker Exam?

Exams are scheduled twice a year. Typically, in April and October. The next Customs Broker License Exam (CBLE) will be offered  October 25, 2023. (registration closes September 12, 2023)

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 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.

How Do I Qualify For The Guarantee?

Students must complete all the homework assignments, course modules, and take the the exam. You must notify us which exam you will preparing for. If you do not pass then you can take the course again for free. New materials will not be provided. If you purchased the course and do not take the exam, you cannot come back to the course for free because you do not qualify for the free course retake. However, you do not have to pay $5,999 again—just pay the processing fee, and you start the course again.

What is Your Refund Policy?

All sales are final and non-refundable. Travel, food, lodging, and entertainment not included. Boot camp scheduling subject to sufficient enrollment count.

“I passed the exam! Thank you so much for your help. I’m still crying! . . . The monthly boot camp and the live classes were really really helpful!” Customs Specialist

“I passed with a score of 82.5% as predicted. Your course played such an important role to my passing the exam on the first try. There are so many ways that you helped during my three months of preparation. If I had to choose one thing that helped me the most I would choose the weekly live 4-hour classes. I could not attend a boot camp. However, during the weekly classes, (1) your step-by-step instructions of how to answer different questions, (2) being able to ask you questions and get your professional answers, and (3) listening to other students, helped me tremendously. It made me feel like I am not alone in the jungle.” Global Trade Services Manager

“I passed! Thank you very much for all your advice and guidance! I will be eternally grateful! It means a lot to my family and me! Of course you can use my testimonial. The course helped me in several ways, including the live and virtual boot camps, the SourceList and the method of classification. You made everything so easy to understand.” Northbound Ops Team Lead

“It pleases me greatly to inform you that I received my letter today and I have passed the exam. I am very proud of myself as well. I want to thank you so very much for your excellent Broker Course. Your tutoring was utterly invaluable! I truly can’t thank you enough. I also want to say thank you for believing in me. That means the world to me. Having passed this exam will open so many new doors! YOU ARE AWESOME!”
Import Compliance Director, Tucker Rocky Distributing

“I have received my official letter notifying me of passing and just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! The test is not easy, this course is not easy and neither is
the homework. However, by taking your class and learning the heavily tested areas it helped me to have a more focused method of studying for the exam overall. I was able to devote time to those areas while still making sure to focus on the
lesser-tested areas so any “curveballs” on the exam didn’t have catastrophic consequences. Others have said it and I will agree as well – the boot camps are invaluable! Jobs, families and social activities all interfere with even the best plans to
study. But, at the boot camp work email isn’t visible, the phone isn’t ringing off the hook and you can take the much needed time to focus and get the feel of what it will be like on exam day. I am happy to see you will be adding tutors to boot
camps as that will make them even more of a benefit than they already are! I came to your course on the recommendation of a colleague who took your course and passed the exam after I tried another course. Your course gives the methods and guidance
needed to pass the exam – I am now proof of that! Thank you again!”
Senior Account Manager, WEST Forwarding Service

“I passed the exam. Thank you for all your guidance. If it wasn’t for your course, I would not have passed the exam.”
Global Trade Compliance Specialist

“Thank you so much for helping me achieve this goal!!! You are the BEST!!!”
Logistics Management Analyst

Requirements to become a Custom Broker

✔️ U.S. Citizen 21 Years old

✔️ Non-federal Government employee

✔️ Good morals

✔️ Pass Test

✔️ Background check

✔️ Get your License

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 Be prepared to take the exam that is given twice a year at most Customs ports around April and October.

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We take the guesswork out of customs broker exam prep. 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!