The MCS certification program covers advanced import topics, real-word application, strategic considerations, and risk implications for Customs brokers and their customers.
MCS Course Outline
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.
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Before submitting an application, please review the MCS prerequisites.
The Master Customs 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 master's-level designation in the practice of Import Regulations. This program is intended to recognize individuals with a heightened level of expertise beyond a journeyman level in the disciplines required for practical import operations. If compared to an academic degree, it would be analogous to the penultimate achievement of a master's level of proficiency. The MCS 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 prerequisites 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.
The NEI's Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation is not a prerequisite for the MCS Course.
To be Awarded the MCS Designation, Learners Must:
Satisfactory production of college-level writing in the form of a persuasive essay.
The final step in earning your MCS designation is the scholarly essay.
Completion of a Persuasive Essay on an NEI-Approved Topic
Average Essay to be 1500-3000 Words
Graded Pass or Fail