Important NEI Information for Members and Non-Members 
       CCS Course Registration Now Open - Registration for the July-December CCS course is now available. Students with at least one year of experience in the U.S. import industry, or current Canadian CCS holders who want to expand their base knowledge are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted through May 31; the course will begin in early July and run through the end of the year. Please read through all of the program details before applying. Application and registration information can be found here.
      If you have any questions about the course or your eligibility, please contact NEI Education Coordinator Cecilia Ferrara at or (202) 466-0222.
      Individual CES Course Blocks - Whether you are a grandfathered CES who wants to brush up on their expertise or a newbie who is looking to gain some insight into the export industry, we have an exciting and exclusive opportunity for you! The CES course material is now being offered in individual blocks, so you can pick and choose the material that is most pertinent to your professional needs. With topics ranging from U.S. Export Controls to Carrier Liability, Cargo Insurance and Claim Procedures, we are certain there is something for everyone. While everyone is welcome to participate in this educational offering, only CCS and grandfathered CES students can receive credit for these blocks (some restrictions apply). Please contact 
with any questions!
        NCBFAA’s GISTNet Offerings – The NCBFAA has “partnered” with GISTnet to offer a number of their courses related to international trade and cargo transportation. For those certified in either the CCS or CES programs, participation in these courses is another venue for acquiring the CEUs needed for renewing certification. Specific areas of interest currently available include: Cargo Transportation-General; Customs Broker Topics; Dangerous Goods; Export/Import-General; Supply Chain Security; and U.S. Export Compliance. Click
here for more information on these offerings.
        POA Handbook “Using a Power of Attorney - The Third Edition” is still available. After reviewing this must have for any broker, the NCBFAA Legal Counsel determined no changes are foreseen through the rest of 2011. This Third Edition POA Handbook contains significant updates including recent changes to the Power of Attorney form and the importer security filing as well as an updated compilation of CBP rulings on powers of attorneys. Issues addressed in the Third Edition of the Handbook include broker/forwarder relationships and POA validation bringing the publication into line with current industry practice. If you wish to order multiple copies, please contact the Educational Institute at 202-466-0222 or email. 
      Certified Export Specialist (CES) Certification Program - Designed to help trade professionals involved in the export industry become competent and well informed in current export regulations, the CES program will provide you with numerous opportunities for honing your professional skills while continuing to stay up with the rapidly changing marketplace within which OTI/Freight Forwarders function. The available coursework is varied and wide-ranging, encompassing all aspects of the trade. 
      Ongoing enrollment for the CES Course is available now! Cost: $650.00 per member participant; $1,250 per non-member participant.
To register please follow the steps below:
 •Go to the NCBFAA's
•Select the Educational Institute tab
•Select Certified Export Specialist (CES) Certification Program
•Select CES Application and Registration
•Follow the steps for application and registration
•Complete payment information
      If you have any questions, please contact NEI by
email or phone at (202) 466-0222.


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