The Alston Group offers NCBFAA accredited classes and is positioned to provide
Licensed Customs Brokers with Continuing Education credit training to meet the
newly announced Continuing Education for Licensed Brokers final rule.
The Alston Group, founded in 1995 has been providing the international trade
community with quality informed compliance education and training for over the past
twenty five years.
Led by noted trade industry expert Rennie Alston, and a team of
supporting international trade experts The Alston Group has a proven track record in
preparing industry professionals for the Customs Brokerage examination, and building
skill sets such as HTSUS classification, entry process management, Customs valuation,
Incoterms management, and much more.
The Alston Group Education platform continues to receive industry acclaim for its
content, delivery and detailed explanation of import compliance process and
Our training is an excellent platform to meet the Customs Brokerage Continuing
Educational requirement and consists of a wide array of subject matter training inclusive
of virtual online live lectures, webinars, in person training, customized corporate
trainings and cloud-based compliance train the trainer that allows companies to receive
informed compliance training to manage import compliance responsibilities.
Our educational platform is customized to elevate your trade compliance knowledge for
all participants and provide certified credit training for those required to attain
accreditation for professional training hours.
Our training is of tremendous value to licensed persons and unlicensed professionals
who seek to meet the requirements of informed compliance training or the customs
brokerage continuing education requirement.
Import Trade Compliance
Informed Compliance Menu
Training Options- Lecture
Webinar or in person training
Class Subject Topic Class Hours
Import Supervision and Control Management 1 hour
Customs Valuation Management and Controls 1 hour
Import Compliance Annual Update and Current Event Awareness 1 hour
Import Record Retention Management 1 hour
Free Trade Agreement Determination Management 1 hour
HTSUS Annual Line Review Management Preparation 1 hour
Customs Dates and Definition Explanation 1 hour
Entry Type Determination and Controls 1 hour
ACE Data Management and Reporting Management 1 hour
CF28 and CF 29 Compliance Management 1 hour
Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Explanation 1 hour
Managing your Customs Brokerage Performance 1 hour
American Goods Returned Declarations Controls 1 hour
Temporary Importation Bond management 1 hour
Prototype Entry Process & Management 1 hour
Importer Security Filing Compliant Management 1 hour
Forced Labor Importer Verification Process 1 hour
Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Management 1 hour
USMCA Declaration Management 1 hour
Post Summary Correction and Protest Filing Overview 1 hour
Customs Brokers Modernization and Responsible Care 1 hour
Customs Power of Attorney Management 1 hour
CTPAT Annual Awareness Training 2 hours
HTSUS Classification Determination Skillsets 3 hours
Incoterms Explanation and Training 3 hours
Customs Broker License Preparation Workshop 25 hours
Customs Broker Compliance Management Train the Trainer 25 hours
Importer Comprehensive Compliance Manager Train the Trainer 25 hours
1-hour Webinars $95
2-hour Webinar $150
3-hour Webinar $195
25-hour Training $1,895
30-hour Package $2,500
Background Licensed Customs brokers play a critical role in protecting revenue and facilitating the movement of compliant cargo. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers Final Rule (88 FR 41224), which amends CBP regulations to require continuing education for individual customs broker license holders (individual brokers) and creates a framework for administering this requirement.
The new regulations will help ensure customs brokers remain up to date on evolving customs rules and related U.S. trade laws. The new regulations require brokers to have the necessary training needed to facilitate compliant trade in the modern operating environment and will allow brokers to act as an additional layer of security to prevent illegal goods from entering the U.S. commerce.
CBP collaborated with the broker community and the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Council (COAC) for several years to develop the continuing education requirement. CBP incorporated many of the COAC’s recommendations in the Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
CBP took all public comments received in response to the NPRM into consideration during the development of the Continuing Education Final Rule. 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. CBP and U.S. partner government agencies (PGAs) will offer a variety of continuing education credits at no cost to customs brokers.
Training and educational opportunitiesoffered by a third-party outside of CBP, or PGAs will require approval by a CBP-selected accreditor. Information on the accreditation process and details on courses offered by CBP and PGAs will be posted on this page as they become available.