CBP Issues Notice on Continuing Broker Education

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 10/28/20 5:00 PM

On October 28, 2020, in Federal Register Notice (FRN) 85 FR 68260, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding changes to the regulations to mandate continuing education for licensed customs brokers. CBP is seeking comments on its proposed framework for the continuing education requirements and its potential impact on customs brokers.

The proposed framework would require 40 hours of continuing education over 3 years. The FRN cites the dynamic trade environment with changing requirements as well as the “high level of functional and accessible knowledge” required for brokers to be efficient and compliant as reasons for this proposed change.

CBP is seeking comments on several questions. The questions pertain to specifics such as the 40 hour requirement, how to track hours, which types of continuing education would qualify, and potential exemptions to this requirement. Comments are due December 28, 2020.

The complete list of questions and details on comment submission can be found in the FRN here:


Topics: CBP, Brokers

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