What is the MCS?

The Master Customs Specialist (MCS) Certification designates its holders as possessing advanced knowledge and skills in U.S. Customs and its partner government agencies. A highly prized and recognized accomplishment, the course leading to certification provides the practitioner with a depth of expertise beyond the day-to-day operational demands of Customs brokers and import operations. It instills the expertise to advise clients on strategic considerations and risk management. It also provides a deeper understanding of the impact and great implications of day-to-date decisions and enhances the holder's ability to exercise responsible supervision.

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The MCS certification program covers advanced import topics, real-word application, strategic considerations, and risk implications for Customs brokers and their customers.


  • $1,000 for members
  • $1,575 for non-members

  The course is broken down into 8 major parts:
          ► Classification
          ► Compliance
          ► Mitigation Guidelines
          ► Valuation
          ► Admissibility Requirements
          ► Transportation
          ► CATAIR
          ► Management