CBP has proposed mandatory continuing education for individually licensed customs brokers. The CBLE (Customs Broker License Exam) is notoriously difficult to pass but there is currently no continuing education required for LCBs (Licensed Customs Brokers). I support continuing education as a way to further professionalize the field. The comment period for the trade community and the public at large ends on Tuesday November 9, 2021. Here is the notice from the CBP website.
Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers
Licensed Customs brokers play a critical role in protecting the revenue and facilitating the movement of compliant cargo. U.S. Customs and Border Protection published the Broker Continuing Education Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 86 FR 50794 in the Federal Register on Friday, September 10, 2021. In this NPRM, CBP proposes a mandatory continuing education requirement for individual licensed brokers. This proposal is a key step forward to providing a program that can serve both government and industry, with an intended goal of raising the credibility and value of the broker’s license and profession.
Please see the posting for 86 FR 50794 here.
CBP appreciates comments from the trade community and the public at large on the NPRM. The comment period opens Friday, September 10, 2021 and ends Tuesday, November 9, 2021.