The U.S. Office of Personnel Management assists Customs and Border Protection in the development, administration, and scoring of the Customs Broker License Examination.
The exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. A passing score is a 75% or better. The examination lasts approximately 4 hours. Examination booklets may not be removed from the examination room during the exam period. Exam topics may include: Entry, Classification, Country of Origin, Trade Agreements, Value, Antidumping/Countervailing Duty, Broker Responsibilities, Fines Penalties & Fortuieture, Protests, Marking, Prohibited and Restricted Merchandise, Drawback, Intellectual Property Rights, and other subjects pertinent to a broker's duties.
Customs brokers are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing imports and exports. Brokers submit necessary information and appropriate payments to CBP on behalf of their clients and charge them a fee for this service.
Brokers must have expertise in the entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported merchandise