The CCS designation is the standard in the customs marketplace – recognized and demanded by those who use brokerage services throughout Canada. This program is designed for the adult learner who is interested in pursuing a career where customs knowledge is essential and where the designation has both personal and professional value and recognition.
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
- s/he has completed either of the following Seneca College programs: International Transportation and Customs, OR the Customs Professional Certificate (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
- s/he has 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
- is a current US CCS Designate
Enrolment for the CCS course takes place in the fall of each year. To be considered for the current course year, applications and payment must be received by 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 will be emailed on the start date of the course and/or upon payment.
|Student Category||Employees of CSCB Members and CBSA/OGD||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) CCS student in 2013-14 who did not pass the CCS course, or officially withdrew from the course 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|
No HST is charged on the CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) Course tuition fee. All prices are in Canadian funds.
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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