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U.S. Customs Broker Exam Preparation Course

Course Information

This 10-week in-depth course is designed to prepare you for the Customs Brokers Licensing Exam given in April and October of each year.  It is held weekly via GoToMeeting with a live instructor. The sessions are recorded for students to view after each session. 

If you are planning to take the U.S. Customs Broker Exam, preparation is key as only a small percentage pass the test. The participants range from no experience to those having a Customs Broker License taking the course to update their industry knowledge.  Having no industry experience can often work to your benefit since you will be tested on the materials and not day to day operations. 

This course provides an extensive review of exam topics including:

  • Entry Requirements
  • Valuation
  • Classification
  • Country of Origin
  • USMCA and other Trade Agreements
  • Broker Responsibilities
  • FP&F
  • Protests
  • Marking
  • Prohibited & Restricted Merchandise
  • Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
  • Drawback
  • Intellectual Property Rights and More!

Previous examination questions are provided to familiarize you with the material covered and the format of the exam. Rigorous training in how to effectively research the exam questions within the time frame is also covered.

This course is taught by Norman W. Harris III, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. He has been a licensed Customs Broker for more than 20 years and is the District Customs House Broker at NNR Global Logistics USA, Inc.

Cecilia Castellanos Scholarship
The Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) established a scholarship program in memory of one of our long-time members who served twice as the Association President, served in every other officer position, and on numerous committees during her tenure on the board of directors. The recipient of this scholarship will be able to attend the class at no cost (cost of class is $495), and the class materials will also be covered.

Click here to register for the summer 2023 course! 

July 18 to September 19, 2023

Classes typically begin in July to prepare for the October exam, and January to prepare for the April exam.

More information about the Customs Broker Exam can be found at US Customs & Border Protection.

Student Testimonials


I would like to send you my sincere appreciation for the exam prep class earlier this year. Your class gave me a clear guideline and direction about taking the exam and fortunately I passed the exam with 65/80 ratio.

- Benjamin L.


It's official - I am a Licensed Customs Broker in the US! Now... I begin! Thank you to all who have gotten me here:

  • Norman W. Harris, III for showing me the ropes through your lectures and courses
  • Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association for believing in me and choosing me for the Cecilia Castellanos Scholarship Award

- James R.


Hi Norman,

I wanted to let you know that I took the April 2021 broker exam (my first time) and passed!

Couldn’t have done it without your class. Thank you so much!
- Amy L.