NEI Professional Membership

Chartered to encourage and facilitate professionalism in the transportation logistics services industry, the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) is offering importers and exporters Professional Membership in one of America's oldest and most respected international trade organizations. For more than a century, the NEI's parent organization, the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders of America, Inc. (NCBFAA), has represented the commercial interests of  members who include Customs brokers, freight forwarders and ocean transportation intermediaries as well as members representing carriers, sureties, communications, ports, and other specialized services.

Until now membership in this renowned institution has been limited to corporations, partnerships and sole owner companies; individuals were not eligible to belong. With the launch of NEI's category of Professional Membership, the scope of participation by colleagues from the international trade arena has been "expanded."

Membership Form & Fee

The initial cost of NEI membership is $225 with an annual renewal fee of $100. Priced to attract the maximum industry participation, NEI Professional Membership is a valuable addition to your curricula vitae. So don't delay, us click here to initiate your membership right away!   

Important: Employees of firms eligible for NCBFAA membership cannot become NEI Professional Members. 

NCBFAA Regular Membership for small firms start at $562.45 annually. To learn more about NCBFAA Memberships and its benefits, please click here.

Membership Benefits

Along with being part of the preeminent voice of the transportation logistics community, your Professional Membership entitles you to:

    • Valuable savings on all the NEI's educational programs and seminars throughout the term of your membership which include
    • Distance learning
    • Publications
    • On-site training classes
    • Certification courses
    • Receive the NEI Alert, a quarterly electronic publications informing you of the educational updates and professional opportunities that affect your day-to-day activities as a transportation logistics participant.

Current NEI programs enable participants to become Certified Customs Specialists (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES). NEI is working toward recognized accreditation standards for its programs so that along with savings, knowledge and a competitive advantage, you can also earn degree credit for your participation.

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