Customs Broker Exam

Become the U.S. Licensed Customs Broker!

Becoming a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker opens doors to many opportunities that are not available to others.  Many employers look at the U.S. Licensed Customs Broker status as an essential prerequisite of one being qualified for a well paid job.  The U.S. Customs Broker License may not only help you gain a competitive advantage in the logistics industry but is also a legal requirement if you would like to start your own business or independently consult clients on customs business matters.  If you would like to obtain the competitive edge and become a Licensed Customs Broker, passing the U.S. Customs Broker Exam is one of the essential steps in the process.  Passing the exam requires effort and commitment on your part.  As evidenced by the high rate of the exam failure, your own effort and commitment may not be enough.  You will also need to attain focused learning skills, develop efficient exam taking techniques, and obtain a practical guidance from a qualified and experienced professional.  Our office offers preparation and training enabling you to enhance these skills.

Exam Materials

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

Title 19 Code of Federal Regulations

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 7501:

  • Form 7501 / Entry Summary
  • Instructions


  • 3530-002A.  Right to Make Entry
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Other Recommendations

Prospective examinees are also advised to obtain a binding equipment and organization supplies such as the catalog / binder rack and/or 4 to 5 inch “D-Ring” binders, and dividers.  Please be guided by the following rationale:

  • 1 inch holds approximately 250 sheets (500 pages);
  • HTSUS is approximately 1850 sheets (3700 pages);
  • 19 C.F.R. Parts 0-199 is approximately 800 sheets (1600 pages);
  • Your total space requirement is approximately 2650 sheets or 11 inches;
  • This means you likely benefit from obtaining either two 5″ binders and two 3″ binders, or a catalog rack with 12 ring section base.

Regardless of combination of your choice, please be mindful of 11 inches of binding space you would need for exam material.

Catalog RackBinderTab DividersIndex Tabs

Note on Obtaining Hard Copies of the Material.

Prospective examinees will need to use hard copies of HTSUS, Regulations, Directives, Forms, etc… on examination.  No electronic materials are permitted.  We recommend to obtain paper copies of the material early, because you will need to make notes and markings as you study and prepare for the exam.

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