ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
What is the CES Certification Program?
What is the purpose of the CES program?
What are the benefits of being a Certified Export Specialist (CES)?
Who can become a Certified Export Specialist (CES)?
COST OF THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
What is the cost of the CES program?
TABLE OF CONTENT/KEY TOPICS
What topics are covered in the CES program?
1) Export Controls Basics; 2) Export Administration Regulations; 3) Destination Country Controls; 4) State Department – ITAR, Office of Foreign Assets and Control; 5) Other Government Agencies; 6) Recordkeeping; 7) Security; 8) Payment Terms; 9) Bookings; 10) Air Freight; 11) Bills of Lading; 12) Destination Country Requirements; 13) Marine Cargo Insurance; 14) Export Licenses; 15) ECCN Classification; 16) Anti Boycott Regulations; 17) Drug Enforcement Agency; 18 Export Violations; 19) Export Quotations; 20) Letters of Credit; 21) NVOCC; 22) AES/EEI; 23) Export Documentation; 24)Carnet; 25) Federal Maritime Commission Regulations.
APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
How can I apply for the CES program?
When is the application dates?
When will applications be declined?
What will happen if I wish to withdraw from the course?
COURSE STRUCTURE: LESSONS & ASSESSMENT
How many lessons are there? There are around 50 lessons within the course. Each lesson consists
What is a study assignment? This is a lesson with numerous glossary links and links to other resources,
What is an assessment-for-learning? This is a “practice assessment" with immediate, question-by-question explanatory feedback. This can be taken any number of times, each time with questions re-sequenced, and a different mix/sequence of responses to choose from. Most are recall, but some will involve simple case-method (i.e., a situation presented with questions that require interpretation, analysis or perhaps some type of look-up task).
What is an assessment-for-record? This assessment has a short time limit for completion, and a passing score must be obtained to complete the lesson. The passing score is 75% (2 points for a correct response, -1 point for an incorrect response).
What happens after a student completes all lessons? When a student completes ("passes") all lessons,
How do I review in preparation for the CES certification exam? A CES "lesson" disappears from "My Page" after it is completed, and the Block link disappears after all lessons have been completed.
The lesson study assignments used in the CES program are continuously available in the GISTnet Library, which you will have access to this throughout the time you are taking any portion of the CES training. Some of you may also have printed out your lesson study assignments. Although you can review from these materials, there is a more efficient and effective way to review everything you have studied in preparation for the CES exam.
Simply review your assessments from each CES lesson which you can access under "view assessment history" link at the top of your GISTnet "My Page." You will be able to see how you responded to each question, review the instructive feedback messages, and use the "back link" from the feedback message to return to the precise location in the study text which covers the topic.
Why is this the most efficient way to review? First, every key point in your study program is addressed in at least one question. Second, the CES certification exam will consist of a random selection of these very same questions that you faced in each of your CES lessons. So reviewing your questions will be like a rehearsal for the CES exam. Of course, in the process you must master the underlying subject matter because the responses to multiple selection question will also be randomly selected from larger pools of responses, some of which you may not have seen before.
Under "view assessment history" you will see both assessments-for-learning as well as assessments-for-record. Selecting the assessment number for assessments labeled "AFL" will open up the assessment with the full detail, including assessment questions, responses and the link to where the topic were covered in the lesson study assignment. Proceeding in sequence by date you can very efficiently review all the possible questions you may face in the certification exam, together with supporting study material, definitions, etc. Note, however, that access to "view assessment history" will not be available during your actual CES certification exam, and you will not be allowed any notes or other reference materials during the exam.
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