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Customs Broker Exam Prep Correspondence Course

Credits: 20 CCLS, 20 CCS, 20 DBS

Understanding constantly evolving U.S. customs regulations and its complex requirements is a challenging task.

Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our hands-on five-day boot camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. customs regulations, requirements and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of global trade compliance issues with authority.

Online (ends July 31) – Register

Online (ends December 31) – Register

Price: $895

2020 Continuing Education Program: DBS

Credits: 5 CEUs

This course offers updated information in your area of expertise to maintain and enhance your CEUs. This unique series of webinars is dedicated to your certification, providing attendees opportunities to understand new or challenging regulations, dive deeper into problem-solving examples and network for best practices with your peers.

Online (ends December 31) – Register

Price: $495

2020 Continuing Education Program: CCLS

Credits: 5 CEUs

This course offers updated information in your area of expertise, to maintain and enhance your Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS) knowledge. This unique series of webinars is dedicated to your certification, providing attendees opportunities to understand new or challenging regulations, dive deeper into problem-solving examples and network for best practices with your peers.

Online (ends December 31) – Register

Price: $495

Duty Drawback Specialist™ Certification

Credits: 18 CCLS, 18 CCS, 18 DBS, 18 EXCS

Millions of dollars of refunds are available from the government to firms who import and export goods, but the majority go unclaimed. Our three-day Duty Drawback Specialist workshop will provide your team with a detailed understanding of the types of drawback available, how to file for expedited capabilities and which documents are needed to support a successful refund. Each type of drawback will be reviewed in detail, with examples and exercises on filing claims and getting approved for accelerated payments.

September 15-17 | Atlanta, GA – Register

November 10-12 | Dallas, TX – Register

Price: $2100

Export Controls Specialist Certification

Credits: 18 CES, 18 EXCS

Our Export Controls Specialist (EXCS) certification provides the highest professional standards when it comes to the knowledge associated with the regulatory environment of U.S. export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.

The Export Controls Specialist certification program will deal, in detail, with all aspects of the U.S. export control process. With heavy reliance on case studies and practical in-class examples, participants will gain new skills, or hone existing skills, enabling them to present themselves as a certified professional for an in-demand trade specialty.

September 22-24 | LA, CA – Register

November 17-19 | Austin, TX – Register

Price: $2100

Advanced Classification: How to Classify Parts, Accessories and Parts of General Use

Credits: 6 CCLS, 6 CCS, 6 DBS

This seminar will provide a dive deep into the proper classification of parts, accessories and parts of general use as defined within the Harmonized Schedule (HS). Emphasis is on fully understanding the section and chapter notes that define parts of general use and note which sections and/or chapters they are excluded from, to avoid misclassification. Participants will learn how to effectively classify parts and detailed flowcharts provide a clear process to follow to ensure accuracy in the classification of these three groups.

June 9 | Online – Register

Price: $695

Advanced Classification: Machinery and Electronics

Credits: 6 CCLS, 6 CCS, 6 DBS

This three-day Advanced Classification course addresses the issues facing machinery and parts importers and exporters. Focusing on the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) and using a unique methodology for defending your answers globally, participants will learn how to present and defend their HTS classification process with suppliers, related parties and customs officials.

This workshop features intensive study and practical exercises that will take your knowledge of the GRI to the next level. An in-depth approach will be taken to ensure that participants are adequately trained to defend their questions.

June 10-12 | Online – Register

Price: $1995

Certified Classification Specialist™ (CCLS)

Credits: 20 CCLS, 20 CCS, 20 DBS

The Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS) program is the only program worldwide that teaches participants the General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs). The CCLS designation proves a strong knowledge and skill of the underlying methodology for classification for entry to any country whose tariff is based on the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System.

Participants will bring back a collection of informational materials including detailed product worksheets for every chapter of the HTS, a classification manual and other resources for working with less familiar objects. These materials have been designed exclusively for this course and are not available anywhere else.

October 19-23 | Chicago, IL – Register

December 7-11 | Rogers, AR – Register

Price: $2995

Conducting an Internal Import/Export Audit

Credits: 12 CCLS, 12 CCS, 12 CES, 12 DBS

This advanced 2-day program teaches you how to conduct an internal audit, whether for import or export transactions. Our seasoned presenters will outline a plan of action for your team to undertake when auditing the high-risk areas of valuation, classification, country of origin and free trade agreement qualification, along with how to audit a written procedure against daily operations.

April 29-30 | Online – Register

October 27-28 | Online – Register

Price: $1995

CTPAT – Upgrade to the New Security Criteria

Credits: 12 CCS, 12 CCLS, 12 EXCS

This comprehensive 2-day workshop will prepare U.S. importers, their suppliers and exporters for a validation or re-validation and guides new firms to the program on how to build a lasting cargo security program. In addition, this workshop will help you understand the process involved in becoming a member, the benefits and responsibilities to be CTPAT certified.

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Price: $1995

Export Boot Camp

Credits: 20 CCLS, 20 CCLS, 20 DBS

Day One: Export Compliance & Controls
This course covers the life cycle of an export transaction and outlines all the key information an exporter needs to be in compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Strong emphasis will be placed on building an export management program.

Day Two: Classification and ECCN Numbers
Exporting products globally requires your firm to know when a restriction applies, whether under ITAR or the EAR. Determining the correct ECCN classification is one of the first steps, and can be challenging for an exporter, as it often requires technical knowledge about the item as well as an understanding of the export control regulations.

Day Three: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
This one-day training course provides a fundamental overview of the ITAR. We will help you understand the U.S. laws and the Federal agencies that regulate the export of hardware and technology and help provide context for how these regulations impact your business on a practical, everyday level.

May 4-6 | Atlanta, GA – Register

Price: $1750 or $595/day

Customs Broker Exam Prep: Boot Camp

Credits: 20 CCLS, 20 CCS, 20 DBS

Our Customs Broker Exam Prep Course provides four full days of interactive learning followed by another eight weeks of quizzes and exercises to fully prepare you for the Customs Broker Exam. This 4-day workshop is specifically designed to prepare a candidate for the Customs Broker License Exam, or to further educate those interested in international trade and the customs regulations. Join your peers and learn in an atmosphere that allows for questions, guidance and continuous examples of actual exam questions.

The basis of the course will be the areas of the regulations that are most likely to appear on the test. In the import regulations, for example, there are 52 parts, but the test questions are taken from approximately 26 parts. Therefore, we will focus our time on those areas. Additionally, registrants are invited to participate in three optional webinars which will cover some of the more complex topics in depth.

July 21-24 | Princeton, NJ – Register

July 28-31 | Chicago, IL – Register

Price: $1399

Advanced Classification Workshop: Classifying Plastic and Rubber Products Under Chapters 39 and 40 of the HTS

Credits: 12 CCLS, 12 CCS, 12 DBS

This Global Trade Academy course will provide two days of intensive interactive instruction and hands-on preparation involving the classification of plastics, rubber and intermediate and advanced products made from these two materials. Attendees who are employed in either industry or by companies that utilize or sell plastic and rubber products, as well as relative newcomers to these two industries and their products, will benefit by being part of a review that explains key plastic and rubber terms, discusses current areas of concern involving their classification and covers the treatment of such products by U.S. trading partners.

This course is targeted at individuals and teams employed by logistics companies or global manufacturers who need to understand how to classify goods for import and export into and between multiple countries around the world.

Aug 10-11 | Online – Register

Price: $1450

Import Boot Camp

Credits: 20 CCS, 20 CCLS, 20 DBS

Understanding constantly evolving U.S. customs regulations and its complex requirements is a challenging task. Our five-day course will include topics like: import compliance, tariff classification, NAFTA and other free trade agreements, country and rules of origin, and customs valuation.

Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our hands-on boot camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. customs regulations, requirements and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of trade compliance issues with authority.

October 5-9 | LA, CA – Register

Price: $2495 or $595/day

Master Trade Compliance

Advance your career and become the master of your domain with one or more trade compliance certifications.

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