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Special Programs & Initiatives

Veterans to Trade

Veterans to Trade (V2T) is a National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America Educational Institute (NEI) program.

The Veterans 2 Trade (V2T) program is for veterans who desire a meaningful career within the cross-border trade industry.

The NCBFAA Educational Institute’s V2T program is an educational pathway for interested veterans to achieve credentialing and certification in customs and export specialties. Our goal is to support veterans looking to begin or advance a career in the international trade community by providing industry-focused training. 

What are the next steps?

Read about our certification programs, here and apply. Veterans and active military are eligible for special pricing.

If you are a veteran or active military personnel interested in learning more about our Veterans 2 Trade program, please contact us at


Anthony Adams

Adams spent 4 years in the Navy, where he worked in IT.  He joined Future Forwarding Company in September 2015 as a warehouse associate, where he worked until he was promoted to his current position of Import Agent after earning his Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) certification. Adams was one of several applicants considered for the position and due to the knowledge obtained through the CCS course he was selected as the best candidate.

While Adams admits the course was a bit challenging for him at first, he also said it was very interesting, and even rather fun. When asked about the impact the course has had on his career, he cites the stark difference between a military and civilian resume - "They are day and night," he says. "Having this certification makes you more attractive to civilian employers."

Become a Veterans to Trade Partner

The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) is committed to equipping the next-generation entrants within the cross-border trade industry, but we can’t do it alone! We invite companies and seasoned professionals to support our service members who bring a sense of commitment, strong values, and excellent work ethic to the workforce through mentorship.

If you are a company or seasoned professional in the industry interested in becoming a partner for our Veterans to Trade program, please contact