About the Course

The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) invite you to register for our online course for apparel import specialists. This is an exclusive opportunity to tap into the minds of the apparel import community’s most experienced experts and educators—learning at your own pace, and at a reasonable cost!


Apparel 101 provides an overview of import basics and responsibilities when importing apparel products.  Learn what you need to know about classification, labeling, and working with U.S. government agencies, including fulfilling your “reasonable care” requirements with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).


This six-part course includes the following modules:


  1. How to Import in the United States
  2. Classification
  3. Valuation
  4. Labeling
  5. Duty-Free Programs
  6. Other Government Agencies


Upon completion of the course, you’ll be thinking like an apparel import specialist—complete with a certificate to help you move up in your company or pursue your dream job at a leading fashion brand, retailer, importer, or wholesaler.


Apparel 101 is a completely self-paced online, including the online exam.


Who Should Attend: Individuals working in the apparel import industry interested in expanding their fundamental knowledge of the industry. 


Benefits of Attending

• Expand your knowledge of import procedures for apparel
• Keep current with regulatory changes affecting the apparel industry
• Great introduction for someone new to the world of apparel importing


Key Topics: This course covers many important topics relating to import transaction basics, U.S. import requirements, and more. Click here to view the complete course outline.


Eligibility: Anyone interested in getting a primer and overview in regulations affecting apparel imports.


Cost: $300 for NCBFAA/USFIA members and $600 for non-members. Bulk registration discounts available; please email nei@ncbfaa.org for more information. 


Continuing Education Credits: 10 CCS credits will be awarded to individuals who are active CCS designees, while 5 CES credits will be awarded to individuals who are active CES designees. Please note completion of the course counts towards continuing education credits for recertification, but not the designation itself. To become CCS certified you need to complete the CCS course or grandfather as a licensed customs broker. For more information on the CCS program, please click here.


Ready to Enroll? Register Now!


If you believe Apparel 101 is the right course for you or your team, register now! No application required. Students will be enrolled within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If a student enrolls during a weekend or holiday, they will be enrolled on the earliest following business day. 


Questions about the Apparel 101 Course? Please contact nei@ncbfaa.org

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