Are you thinking about taking the Customs Brokers Exam? If so think about baseball or something pleasant until the urge passes. The exam is given in April and October. Next exam date is October 6, 2014 and registration will open on the CBP website in July. The brokers exam has proven to be more difficult to pass than the bar exam. Typical passing rates range from 3-11% nationally. Results have not yet been posted for the April 2014 exam but the passing rate for October 2013 was 11%. If you plan to take the October exam my advice is to start preparing now. I described the techniques that worked for me in a November 2013 post archived under “Nuts and Bolts”.