LCB Continuing Education

Mitch Kostoulakos, LCB• Ad Hoc Logistics LLC, Int’l Logistics Consultant/Licensed Customs Broker

I have always favored Continuing Education (CE) requirements for brokers. Now that this final rule has become effective I would suggest that CBP take a good look at the CBLE (Customs Broker License Exam). The passing rate for the April 2023 exam was only 5.5%. The rates for previous exams were low as well, so not many new brokers will be entering the profession. Is this what CBP wants?

LCBs take a look at the April exam and see if you could pass it.

Brandon Lord Director at U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionExecutive Director at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

On Monday, July 24, CBP’s final rule for our new Broker Continuing Education (CE) requirement became effective. Answers to a few frequent questions I’ve been getting:

1. CE credits won’t need to be reported by individually licensed brokers to CBP until the 2024-2027 Triennial Status Report that is due in February 2027.

2. CBP will not require the full 36 hours of CE credits during the initial 2024-2027 triennial. Future triennial periods will require the full 36 hours of CE credits.

3. CBP’s next step will be to solicit for and select accreditors who will review and approve non-government training content for broker continuing education credits.

Check out our website below and the factsheet under CBP Publications for more information. I look forward to implementing the CE requirement!