Customs Broker License Examination - Notice of Examination for October 25, 2017
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will conduct the Customs Broker License Examination on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Delivery will be in electronic format per Final Rule 82 FR 29714 “Modernization of the Customs Broker Exam” published on June 30, 2017. CBP allows individuals to register for the exam through an online automated CBP broker examination registration system (replacing Form 3124E, “Application for Customs Broker License Exam”), and mandates the registrant pay a $390 required examination fee at that time.
The examination application deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time. All applications must be submitted online at the web address noted below. Payment of the required $390 license examination fee must be made online via the examination application, and must be made by credit card, by debit card that can be used as a credit card, or by PayPal.
Applications and fees that are submitted directly to the service port or CBP Headquarters will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
The purpose of the examination, as authorized by 19 CFR 111.13(a), is to "determine the individual's knowledge of Customs and related laws, regulations and procedures, bookkeeping, accounting, and all other appropriate matters, necessary to render valuable service to importers and exporters."
CBP has provided a link on the broker home page titled “Sample Customs Broker Electronic Exam” at cbp.gov/trade/brokers that may be accessed to acquaint the prospective examinee with the navigation and layout of the modernized format. It may be accessed an unlimited number of time and may be useful in familiarizing exam applicants with the electronic exam process. This sample electronic exam will not evaluate answers.
Applicants for the Customs Broker License Examination must be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older, and not employed by the federal government at the time of the examination date of October 25, 2017.
The Customs Broker License Examination consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. A score of 75 percent is required to pass. The examination lasts 4.5 hours. (Exam topics typically include: Entry; Classification; Trade Agreements; Valuation; Broker Compliance; Power of Attorney; Marking; Drawback; Bonds; Foreign Trade Zones/Bonded Warehouse; Warehouse Entries; Intellectual Property Rights; Fines, Penalties and Forfeiters: and other subjects pertinent to a broker's duties.
Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (2016, Revised as of April 1, 2016 or 2017, Parts 1 to 199)
Instructions for Preparation of CBP Form 7501 (July 24, 2012)
CBP Form 7501 )
Right to Make Entry Directive 3530-002A
We anticipate that registration for the October 2017 exam will open in August 2017. Please monitor this website for registration information and other exam announcements.
Cell phones, laptops, pagers, smart watches and other communication devices may not be used inside the examination room. Any applicant caught cheating will be removed from the exam.