About the Course

Designed for a broad audience that includes shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, bankers, government employees, insurance professionals and students alike, this certificate program introduces an even higher level of excellence to the NEI's outstanding continuing education program with the addition of its newest credential; a 60-hour online export certification program entitled the Master Export Specialist (MES)


The MES program is the result of more than a year of development that was undertaken in conjunction with the Los Angeles based supply chain training firm, Trade Facilitators, Inc. Fully narrated with multiple animation features, this on-demand, 10-Module course takes a hands-on approach to all facets of exporting from the United States. Students must complete a final exam and scholarly essay to earn the MES designation.
Key Topics: Encompassing 60 hours, the online certification program includes Real-World Scenarios, Industry Vertical Examples, Export Perspectives, and Trade Tips. The core modules will include:
  • An Integrated Approach to Exporting from the U.S.
  • International Sales Contracts: The U.S. Exporter's Perspective
  • U.S. Trade Compliance
  • The Logistics of Air Exports
  • The Logistics of Ocean Exports
  • Export Documentation


 To view a complete course outline, please click here.


 To view a course introductory video, please click here. 

$950 for members and $1450 for non-members.
The Master Export Specliast (MES) Application can be found here.
Before submitting an application, please review the MES pre-requisites.
Master Export Specialist (MES) Pre-Requisites
The Master Export Specialist Certification to be offered through the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) will provide members of the community with advanced training and the opportunity to become certified with a masters-level designation in the practice of Export Operations. This program is intended to recognize individuals with a heightened level of expertise beyond a journeyman level in the disciplines required for practical export and management operations. If compared to an academic degree it would be analogous to the penultimate achievement of a master's level of proficiency. The MES will be highly visible throughout the industry, and will provide the model for the vertical and lateral extension of the existing body of NEI certification programs. Please note the following pre-requisites are guidelines for enrollment only, and not required. It is our belief that potential students are best able to gauge their fitness for this certification program.
Criteria For Award of Master Export Specialist (MES) Certification
Scholarly Essay Requirements
NEI Professional Membership
Enjoy member benefits for the next year and immediate savings on your education expenses!
Non-member firms can join the Association now by clicking here and submitting a completed application form with payment.
If your firm is not eligible for NCBFAA membership, you may still take advantage of member rates by signing up as a Professional Member.
Questions about the MES Course? Please contact nei@ncbfaa.org

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