The Certified Zone Specialist (CZS) Certification Program is
designed to educate trade professionals in the growing and evolving U.S. Foreign-Trade
Zone (FTZ) industry. Whether you have a broker’s license, have just a year or
two of related experience, or are getting started in an FTZ role, this course
will provide you with a solid foundation for you to increase your industry
CZS course will review fundamental points relevant to applying for a new FTZ
designation, getting your FTZ activated by Customs and Border Protection (CBP),
and operating and administering an FTZ. The CZS is a knowledge certification
that shows understanding of the basics of FTZ operations, and is a stepping
stone towards the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zone (NAFTZ) Accredited
Zone Specialist (AZS) experience-based designation (https://www.naftz.org/azs-designation/).
The CZS Course is a self-paced, online training that
consists of 5 modules (each ending with a summary quiz), and a
cumulative, proctored final
Individuals working in the import
industry interested in learning about FTZ operations and administration and
those entering the field of FTZ administration and operations.
If you are a Current or Returning Student
You must have an NCBFAA Login ID and password to use NEI's online resources. Have you forgotten or need help setting up your password? Please click, here.
If you are a NEW Student
Please review our "Registration" page for more details by clicking, here.
Video instructions are on our Logistics-EI Tutorials page.
If you are employed by an NCBFAA member company, you will receive the member pricing for this course. If you are not employed by an NCBFAA member company, you may still sign up for our individual Professional Membership in order to receive member pricing on our educational offerings.
If you are an NAFTZ member,
you will receive the member pricing for this course. If you are not an
NAFTZ member and wish to join, you can contact the NAFTZ here in order to receive member pricing for the CZS
Those with the AZS accreditation
may grandfather into the CZS program by requesting their current AZS status be
verified and remitting a $125 fee. Once they are grandfathered in, they
will be required to earn 12 CZS continuing education credits each year to keep
their designation active, along with paying a $95 annual renewal fee.
Steps to be Grandfathered into our CZS Program:
Click HERE. Wait for the NAFTZ
Staff to send you an invoice.
The NEI requires written notice of course withdrawals (email, fax or mail). Emails sent directly to the NEI Director at firstname.lastname@example.org are strongly preferred.
There is a $50 administrative fee if the NEI receives written notice of enrollment cancellation prior to the NEI providing the student with a username and password. A refund of the tuition fees, minus a $50 administrative fee will be issued.
There is a $100 administrative fee if the NEI receives written notice of enrollment cancellation after a username and password has been provided. A refund of the tuition fees, minus a $100 administrative fee will be issued. Students may withdraw from the course at any time but no refund will be provided after the course has begun.