Notes from National: Registration Is Now Open for New CCS course!



Registration Is Now Open for New CCS course!

Here is some news I have been anxious to tell you – the 2021-2022 CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) course is now open for registration. Wait a minute – I hear you say – this is the time every year when CCS course registration is announced. What is the big deal this year?
Well, where do we start? We start with a fantastic new learning experience for our students. We have spent months not just moving our CCS content to a new platform, we have essentially redeveloped the content to make the online learning experience second to none. We are using the Brightspace learning management platform, built by a Canadian company and used by many learning institutions, especially during the pandemic.

The CSCB has always been known for our commitment to quality in education, with timely, clear and authoritative content on customs and border management. We make sure our students keep up with changes, and the biggest changes we are experiencing now, and expecting in the months ahead, have to do with CARM. Those who enrol in the 2021-22 CCS course can expect that current information about CARM is included in the course. Also, depending on confirmation from CBSA of the date of Release 2 of CARM, (still scheduled for May of 2022), changes will be made to the course content to include relevant CARM information as it becomes available. That is a significant undertaking on the part of the CSCB and an important investment in the knowledge base of our CCS designates and the companies that employ them.

We’ve had some feedback about the new course from people in the education and instructional design community. Here is just some of it:

“Congratulations on designing a fantastic course!

Modern, professional, high-quality appearance.

User-friendly navigation... frequent and varied activities that promote engagement and interaction”

You probably know that graduates of the course receive the CCS designation that is recognized as the industry standard for customs professionals across Canada. The CCS designation continues to be valued by the business community, especially as it recovers from the difficult times created by COVID-19. These days, employers are making many choices affecting their employees and it is good to know that they can count on the quality of those who hold the CCS designation.

The CSCB is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021-22 CCS course are now available. The course runs from October 1, 2021 until September, 2022. And there is more good news - there has been no increase in tuition fees – we want as many people as possible to register in this terrific new CCS course, and welcome employees of CSCB members, employees of CSCB Preferred Business Clients, and any one else interested in the personal and professional satisfaction of achieving the status of “Certified Customs Specialist”.

Detailed information is available on the CSCB website, so check and see whether you meet the course prerequisites and register today! 

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Presented by: 

Carol West, President & CEO, CSCB

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    Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)


    Please note: Viewing a recorded webinar or listening to recorded audio does not qualify for CCS points/CTCS credits.