US Customs Broker Exam Prep Program

everything you need to know about passing the US Customs Broker Exam

How to Become a Customs Broker

Customs brokers are 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. According to CFR Title 19, Qualification for becoming a US Customs broker including the following:

  • a United States citizen
  • at least 21 years old
  • not a current Federal Government employee
  • Possess good moral character
  • passing the Customs Broker License Examination

Please note, there is no requirement for certain education degree or any working experience. The examination result is valid for 3 years from the date of examination result notification.

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About the Customs Broker License Examination

The Customs Broker License Examination is an open book/open test with 80 multiple-choice questions. The test is 4 hours long and usually given at CBP service ports on the first Monday in April and the first Monday in October. A passing score is 75 percent or better. The test is based on designated editions of:

  • The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
  • Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Specified Customs Directives
  • Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements document (CATAIR)
  • Any other material designated by US Customs

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US Customs Broker License Exam Class

Our program offers the best Customs Broker test prep techniques including labeling, highlighting, important chapters review, cross chapters comparison and references and questionnaires analysis. Through this course, examinee can grasp the right way to prepare and pass the exam. It has been reported that those taking our comprehensive test preparation course have increased their chance of passing to at least 90%.

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Books & Material Required for taking US Customs Broker Exam by CBP

Usually, the following references are required by CBP to take the Customs Broker Exam.

  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
  • Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Directives, CATAIR, and other CBP required reference material

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US Customs Entry Workshop

How are import entries filed? in this workshop, a student will learn how to handle a customs entry from A to Z. A complete entry process involves filing ISF 10+2, tracing a shipment, dealing with airlines, ocean carriers, ocean terminals and warehouses, receiving arrival notices, paying charges such as exam fees and demurrage, and filing entry. Real work examples will be demonstrated on ABI software during the workshop.

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US Customs Broker Exam Questionnaires Analysis Workshop

the workshop will review the past 6 sets of US Customs Broker exam right before the exam. Students will take one set of exam each week before each lecture time. the workshop will focus on the following topics: Entry, Classification, Valuation, Trade Agreement, and Rule of Origin

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Classification Workshop using US Harmonized Tariff Schedule

The process of determining a goods’ or material’s proper placement within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of US (HTSUS) is called classification. All goods and materials imported into the Customs Territory of the United States must be classified. Classification determines not only how much duty will be collected by Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

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Kenvic Training Inc accomplished a great success in helping students pass the Customs Broker Exam in October 2014. that’s a great success! Customs Broker Exam is difficult. The lowest national passing rate in the exam history is even lower than 6%. Our Customs Broker Exam Prep Class has achieved a Passing Rate of 80% in taking October Exam 2014. Students Satisfaction Rate was 95%.

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FAQ about US Customs Broker and its career

How to apply for the US Customs Broker Licensing Exam?
The examination application and $200 fee need to be mailed to the local service port, and The CBP port director must receive them at least 30 days in advance of the examination.

Applying for US Customs Broker License?
After passing the Customs Broker License Examination, an applicant must apply to a CBP port director within 3 years of the date of the Exam result notification letter. There is a $200 application fee (plus a fingerprint check and processing fee). An applicant applies to the port where he or she wants to transact Customs business as a broker.

How to Find a job?
A US Customs Broker can work for Customs Brokerage Firm, Importer, Exporters, International Freight Forwarders and other Logistics Service Providers.

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