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First Electronic Customs Broker Exams Set for October 25

Last update on Sept. 21, 2017.

First Electronic Customs Broker Exams Set for October 25

CBP will administer the first electronic Customs Broker License Examination on October 25. Interested applicants have until September 22 to register for the upcoming exam. The transition from a written to electronic exam is part of CBP's efforts to modernize trade operations.

"CBP is pleased to offer an all-electronic version of the Customs Broker Exam to the more than 2,500 people who take the exam each year," said Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. "The modernized exam will provide for faster exam results to examinees and quicker results on appeals while being more cost efficient for CBP."

CBP administers the Customs Broker Exam twice a year. In June, CBP announced that the exam dates would move to the fourth Wednesday in April and October and the fee would increase to $390. Only U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age who are not employees of the U.S. federal government are eligible to take the Customs Broker Exam. The exam is given at 48 locations across the country. Upon registering, the applicant selects their business port and will then be assigned the exam location closest to their selected port. There are currently more than 14,000 active customs brokers in the United States.

The October 25 exam application deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). To register, take the practice test or to find out more about becoming a Customs Broker, please visit


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