About the MCS Certification Course
The MCS certification program covers advanced import topics, real-word application, strategic considerations, and risk implications for Customs brokers and their customers.
The course is broken down into 8 major parts:
- Mitigation Guidelines
- Admissibility Requirements
- $950 for members
- $1,450 fro non-members
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 专业的会员 in order to receive member pricing on our educational offerings.
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Before submitting an application, please review the MCS prerequisites.
Master Customs Specialist (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.
|CCS Designee||Import Industry Experience (Non-CCS)|
|Work Experience||Currently working in trade industry||Seasoned Import Professional Min. 6 years' experience|
|Career Milestones||Resume/CV demonstrating industry experience||Resume/CV demonstrating industry involvement|
|Formal Education||4-year degree or 4-year equivalent industry experience||4-year degree or 6-years equivalent industry experience|
|Employer Support||Optional letter of support from employer/manager||Optional letter of support from employer/manager|
To be Awarded the MCS Designation, Learners Must:
- Review all modules & pass all module quizzes
- Complete and pass a comprehensive final exam
- Submit a scholarly essay and receive a passing grade from NEI experts
- 80% on all module quizzes
- 80% on Final Exam
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
- Must propose an argument surrounding your topic
- Clarify and support your argument through relevant facts and research
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge on the subject
Average Essay to be 1500-3000 Words
- Minimum of 1500 words
- User APA Guidelines for both in-text and end of essay citations
Graded Pass or Fail
- Graded by an NEI-selected expert/group of experts
- Learners may resubmit their essay per expert feedback if a failing grade is received