In addition to a detailed review of the four basic steps involved in the Canadian customs process (Reporting of Goods, Release of Goods, Accounting for Goods and Payment of Duties and Taxes), students will be learning the following:
- The Principal Acts Involved in the Importation and Exportation of Goods
- Customs Brokers Licensing Requirements and Agency Agreements
- The Canadian Customs Tariff Classification System
- Tariff Treatments and Trade Agreements
- Application of Federal Taxes
- AMPS and CSA
- Marking of Imported Goods
- Refunds, Drawbacks, Self-corrections
- Export and Import Permits
- Export Documentation
- U.S. Customs Procedures
- The Special Import Measures Act
The CCS course runs from October of each year until September of the following year.
An individual may enrol if s/he:
has one year of verifiable experience in a Canadian customs environment; OR
has successfully completed the CSCB Introduction to Canadian Customs & Border Procedures online course; OR
has successfully completed the following Seneca College program: International Transportation and Customs (students requesting this type of exemption must submit a copy of the program completion certificate or a transcript sent directly from the College with their application); OR
has successfully completed either of the following Fleming College programs: Law and Security Administration - Customs Border Services, OR International Trade (students requesting this type of exemption must submit a copy of the program completion certificate or a transcript sent directly from the College with their application); OR
has successfully completed the following Loyalist College program: Customs Border Services (students requesting this type of exemption must submit a copy of the program completion certificate or a transcript sent directly from the College with their application); OR
is a current US CCS Designate.
Registration for the 2019-20 academic year is now closed. Next year's registration will begin in August 2020.
The CCS course starts in the first week of October. Students are encouraged to complete the application and payment no later than the last business day in October.
Providing you meet the enrolment requirement, enrolment is considered finalized when the CSCB has received full payment of tuition fees. Course access details will be emailed to students in the first week of October.
|Student Category||Employees of CSCB Members and CBSA/Other Government Departments and Agencies||Employees of CSCB Preferred Business Clients||Employees of Non-members or unemployed|
|New Applicant – if neither (a) nor (b) below||$650.00||$1,040.00||$1,300.00|
(a) Applicant who was enrolled in the CCS Course within the previous two years but did not pass the course nor officially withdrew after the refund deadline *.
|$357.50||$ 572.00||$ 715.00|
|(b) New Applicant who has previously passed the Customs Brokers Qualifying Examination, the Customs Brokers Professional Examination, the two-year CSCB Qualification Course, or the CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) course prior to last year. A copy of the certificate of completion must be provided as proof.||$487.50||$ 780.00||$ 975.00|
All prices are in Canadian funds.
*For example, if it is currently October 2012, the previous 2 academic years are October 2011 - September 2012 and October 2010 - September 2011.
Academic Policy and Conditions
Program details regarding the final examination, withdrawals, etc. are provided in the Academic Policy and Conditions.
Note to Employers
Because of legally-binding declarations of privacy and understanding the academic policy of the course, this application must be completed by the student (using own email address).
Questions and Comments
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