About the Course

The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI)'s Import 101 is an overview of international import transactions and responsibilities of the importer and broker. This four-part course incorporates short module quizzes to help you learn the material and get you started on the road to compliant transactions whether you are the importer (BCO) or Customs Broker. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a firm understand of the basic requirements for the importation of goods into the U.S.


Import 101 is completely self-paced and online, including the final exam. Unlike the NEI's Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES) programs, Import 101 is not a certification program.
Who should enroll? Individuals working in the international trade and logistics industry who are involved in the ordering, purchasing, or clearance of goods being imported into the U.S. 
Benefits of Completing the Course
  • You will obtain knowledge of importing products and the government agencies who may regulate them
  • Gain an understanding of the documents and processes used for importing
  • Have awareness of the Code of Federal Regulations and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Key Topics
This course covers many important topics relating to import basics, including: antitrust, trade agreements, rules and regulations, customs forms, entry types, and the HTSUS. Click here to view a complete course outline.
Cost: $300 for members and $600 for non-members.
Enjoy member benefits for the next year and immediate savings on your education expenses by becoming an NEI Member! 

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. 

***Special Group Pricing***
Additionally, t
he NEI is pleased to offer special group pricing for companies that wish to use Import 101 for company training! For more information, click here!


Continuing Education Credits:10 CCS Credits will be awarded to individuals who are active CCS designees, and 5 CES credits will be awarded to individuals who are active CES or MES 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 into the program. For more information on the CCS program, click here.

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If you believe Import 101 is the right course for you or your team, register now!
No application required.


Course enrollments are performed every Wednesday morning from 9-10am EST.

For information on group pricing, click here.

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

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