What is a CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) designation?

Become a CCS

In order to become a CCS, an individual must:

Benefits of becoming a CCS

  • CCS Today, a daily email covering technical, operational and educational information you need to guarantee the quality of service that will be expected from those with the CCS designation;
  • A lapel pin recognizing your designation;
  • Use of the designation of CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) next to your name;
  • Access to the CCS online community through a discussion forum;
  • Secure job board featuring jobs posted by Canadian customs broker firms and others;
  • Preferential registration fees for CSCB events and courses; and
  • Group home and auto insurance at preferred rates.

Maintenance of CCS designation

Certified Customs Specialists must maintain their designations on an annual basis which ensures that they are up-to-date on new customs policies, administrative programs and fast-changing international trade agreements. This includes annual reporting and payment requirements.


If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or email us at ccs@cscb.ca.