Certified Export Specialist (CES) Certification Program

Program Description - The CES certification program is designed to help trade professionals involved in the export industry to become competent and knowledgeable in the current export regulations. You will find that participation in the CES program will provide you numerous venues for honing your professional skills while continuing to stay up with the rapidly changing marketplace within which OTI/Freight Forwarders function. The coursework that will be available is varied and wide ranging, encompassing all aspects of the trade. 

The CES Course is a completely self-paced online offering with a proctored final exam (also online). The student is required to provide their own proctor - usually someone from their company who is in a management position (but not their direct supervisor), or an HR representative. If you are self-employed, unemployed, or unable to provide one of the above, we will work with you to find a suitable proctor - perhaps a colleague in the industry or a friend that is a professor. We do not allow family members or significant others to act as proctors. 

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

Benefits of Attending
• Expand your knowledge of export procedures. 
• Keep current with recent changes affecting the export industry. 
• Gain recognition and increase stature among colleagues and clients.

Key Topics: Export Controls Basics, Export Administration Regulations, Destination Country Controls, State Department– ITAR, Office of Foreign Assets and Control, Other Government Agencies, Census, Recordkeeping, Security, Payment Terms, Bookings, Air Freight, Bills of Lading, Destination Country Requirements, Marine Cargo Insurance, Export Licenses, ECCN Classification, Anti Boycott Regulations, Drug Enforcement Agency, Export Violations, Helpful Hints, Export Quotations, Letters of Credit, NVOCC, AES/EEI, Export Documentation, Carnet, and Federal Maritime Commission Regulations.

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in the U.S. export business.


$650 for members and $1,250 for non-members.

Open, on-going enrollment. Students may apply at anytime during the year.



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