Import & Export Agent Training

Photo of supply maritime photo

Import & Export Agent Training

Import & Export Agent Training 

Whether a small business startup or an established business with years of experience, employees who are up to date on importing and exporting requirements are highly sought after to assist employers with compliance regulations established by U.S. regulatory agencies. NJCU’s Center for Workforce and Community Development is therefore offering the Import & Export Agent Training to provide participants with in-depth foundational knowledge from industry experts and professionals on the processes and procedures needed to become a successful Agent. Program completers will receive a Certificate of Completion from New Jersey City University and an opportunity to meet and interview with employers seeking to fill open positions.

Program Requirements
Participants must be 18 years or older with a high school or GED Diploma.

Important Note
Successful completers of this program will receive a Certificate of Completion from New Jersey City University and the opportunity to meet with employers seeking to hire new talent.

Schedule and Tuition Information

Professional Development

Dates: March 25 through May 7
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Total Course Hours: 40 Hours

Course Modules: Import & Export (only)

Tuition: $1,295.00


Training Modules

Import Regulations and Documentation

Study of U.S. import-related regulations, and commercial and transportation documentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Customs Regulations (19 CFR) and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Course will cover operations and missions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the roles played by other import agencies; Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care frameworks; the roles of the licensed U.S. Customs Broker; the Entry Process; the Importer of Record; Customs Bonds; Pre-Importation and Security filings; Incoterms 2020; Quotas, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing duties; Entry Documentation; Valuation; Tariff Classification; Country of Origin and Marking Laws; Record-keeping; Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures; Administrative and Judicial Review; and the C-TPAT security program. 

Export Regulations and Documentation

Study of U.S. export-related regulations and commercial and transportation documentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Export Administration Regulations and the Foreign Trade Regulations. Course will cover developing an export strategy; classifying products for export via the Schedule B; Intellectual Property Rights; Incoterms® 2020; packing and insurance; getting paid; selecting freight forwarders; export documentation: export clearance procedures and export screening lists; Electronic Export Information filings and the  Automated Export System; potential export violations; fines, penalties, and forfeitures; documenting compliance and record-keeping; and the creation and implementation of export compliance management programs.

Course Instructor

Ken Behr headshot

Martin K. Behr
Customs and International trade lawyer

With 30+ Years in the industry, Ken Behr is a customs and international trade lawyer and licensed U.S. Customs Broker. He is also a former U.S. Customs Officer (Senior Inspector and Import Specialist) stationed at land, air and sea ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was a member of the agency's export control branch. He is excited to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to this program.