CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) - Retired Status

Eligibility

Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) – Retired is for those meeting the following criteria:

  • a Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) designate at the time of retirement;
  • 55 or older; and
  • not employed full-time* in the field of international trade.

Individuals who are on long-term disability are also eligible for the CCS Retired status.

Annual Fee

The annual fee is waived.

Verification of Eligibility

Prospective Canadian CCS - Retired designates must:

Professional Development

Individuals holding the Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) – Retired status are welcome to take the CCS quizzes and/or attend approved activities, meetings and events in order to keep up to date, however, there is no requirement to collect points.

How to Return to Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) Status

Those who hold the Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) – Retired status may wish to resume their previous status as Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) designates if they return to work. Individuals will be able to resume their previous status as a Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) if they pay the annual fee, and in the year(s) following, meet the ongoing points requirements.

Revocation of Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) – Retired Status

Status will be revoked if Canadian CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) - Retired returns to full-time employment in international trade environment.

*The definition of full-time employment in “field of international trade” is: Full-time employment in a position where knowledge of international trade is required.