The NCBFAA's Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Certification Program is designed to assist trade professionals involved in the import industry to become experts in the current import regulations. Whether you have a broker’s license or you have just a year or two of related experience, this course will provide you with a solid foundation for you to increase your industry knowledge. The CCS course will review fundamental points relevant to the importation process while delving into practical, relevant subject matter not generally tested on the formal Customs licensing exam. Each topic will help you grow and develop as an import professional. You will find that participating in the CCS program will provide you numerous venues for honing your professional skills while continuing to stay up with the rapidly changing marketplace within import industry.
The CCS Course is a six month, self-paced online offering with scheduled testing and a proctored final exam. Students are required to provide their own proctor.
What is CCS Grandfathering?
Licensed Customs Brokers may grandfather into the CCS program by submitting a copy of their license and remitting a $95 fee. Once they are grandfathered in, they will be required to earn 20 credits every year. In 2015, the NEI implemented anniversary dates. This means that instead of needing to earn their credits before the end of a calendar year, CCS designees have one year from the date they are enrolled into the program to earn their credits.
For instance, if you grandfather into the program on 7/1/2017, you have until 7/1/2018 to earn your credits.
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