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What is a CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) designation?

What is a CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) designation?
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The CCS course has been known for both its quality and its value since its inception. More than 4,900 Canadians now call themselves Certified Customs Specialists.  

How to Become a CCS

Successfully complete the CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) course is designated a CSCB CCS (Certified Customs Specialist).

Eligible individuals can challenge the CCS exam without completing the CCS Course.

Preparation for the CCS exam is available through the CCS course only. There is no specific educational program or materials for those who wish to challenge the exam.

  • 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.

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.

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