I have always favored continuing education as a way to professionalize the Customs Broker position. Starting with the 2024-2027 Triennial period LCBs will be required to complete some continuing education credit hours.
While the Final Rule states that brokers must complete 36 continuing education credit hours per triennial status period, CBP will allow brokers to complete fewer than 36 hours to meet the requirement for the initial 2024-2027 triennial status period. Further guidance on how many continuing education credits will be required for the 2024-2027 triennial status period will be published on CBP.gov and in a Federal Register notice.
Here is a link to the CBP website. Right now there are more questions than answers about the requirements. Let’s hope CBP provides clear direction soon.