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CBP PUBLISHES FINAL RULE FOR CUSTOMS BROKER CONTINUING EDUCATION

June 30, 2023

On June 23, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register its much-anticipated final rule for Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers. The rule will be effective as of July 24, 2023. The final rule closely resembles the proposed rule that was published on September 10, 2021, with some minor changes. Some key elements of the rule:

  • Individual brokers will be required to complete at least 36 continuing education credits per each triennial reporting period.
  • Individual brokers will be required to certify compliance as a part of the filing of their triennial status reports. Records to substantiate the credits earned must be maintained but will only need to be provided to CBP upon request.
  • The first reporting period that it will apply to will be the 2024 to 2027 period.
  • For the triennial period beginning on February 1, 2024, CBP will reduce the 36 continuing education credits, required to be completed, by six credits for approximately every six months that elapse between February 1, 2024 and the compliance date on which individual brokers may begin completing qualified continuing broker education courses.
  • The actual number of credits required for the 2024 to 2027 period and the date from which brokers can start earning credits will be announced in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
  • CBP will utilize the System for Award Management (SAM) to vet and approve qualified accreditors to accredit training and educational activities.
  • CBP-selected accreditors will not be allowed to self-certify the party’s own training and educational activities.

CBP has also created a new page on its website to obtain information on this requirement going forward. link to the Federal Register notice
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