Licensed Customs Brokers may grandfather into the CCS program by submitting a copy of their license and remitting a $95 fee. Once they are grandfathered in, they will be required to earn 20 CCS continuing education credits each year to keep their designation active, along with paying a $95 annual renewal fee.
In 2015, the NEI implemented anniversary dates. This means that instead of needing to earn their credits before the end of a calendar year, CCS designees have one year from the date they are enrolled into the program to earn their credits.
For instance, if you grandfather into the program on 7/1/2016, you have until 7/1/2017 to earn your credits.*
*However, if you work for an MOU company, you will be certified on a calendar year basis regardless of when you grandfather into the program. Please contact an NEI staff member if you're unsure whether your company has signed an MOU with us.
1. Send a copy of your brokers license to firstname.lastname@example.org. This can be a scanned PDF or picture of your license.** We must have this in hand before your payment can be processed. Submitting payment before sending your license may result in delay of the grandfathering process.
2. Go to the registration payment site.
3. Enter your username and password (if you do not have one, proceed to Step 4)
4. Click "Add to Cart" and submit payment.
**Candidates who passed the Customs Broker Licensure Exam but have yet to receive their license may submit their Passing Letter from CBP in lieu of their license. Once the candidate has received their license, they must submit it to the NEI ASAP for recordkeeping.