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Customs Specialist

Offered in partnership with the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense, the Blinn Customs Specialist Program is a one-semester, non-credit program that can be completed online. Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified for a career as a custom entry writer, which represents the first professional step toward becoming a customs broker.

You can still register for spring classes!

Registration is still underway for spring second 8-week classes. For assistance, contact Academic Advising or call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800. You also can schedule a tour of any of our six campuses!

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Students who complete the program are qualified for careers as customs entry writers, which represents the first professional step toward becoming a customs broker.

Customs entry writers review import and export documents, ensure that all customs invoices and shipment papers are present, and prepare paperwork for clearance. These professionals use specialized software to track inventory, apply for drawbacks and refunds, sign documents, organize customs rejections, answer client questions, complete clerical duties, and monitor the processing of goods going through customs. They may also plan shipment routes, check for hazardous qualifications, review transit time, security, and cost, and arrange a booking with carriers and customers.

To become a customs broker, individuals must pass an examination and a background investigation en route to becoming licensed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, compliance officers such as customs brokers earn a median salary of $76,980.

Please see the Customs Specialist Course Outline.

The Customs Specialist Program is offered online.

This is a one-semester, self-paced program.

The Customs Specialist Program is $750 and scholarships may be available.

Registration is available at the NCBFAA Education Institute website.

Monica Mazoch, Program Specialist, monica.mazoch@blinn.edu

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Monica Mazoch
Program Specialist
Phone: 979-830-4443 or 979-830-4339
Email: monica.mazoch@blinn.edu

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