Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Customs Broker License Exam - Deadline and Notice of Examination

Attention all broker exam students.

Here are two items that you'll want to be aware of as you prepare for the October Exam.

1) The Notice of Examination has been posted. Click here to view the full notice of exam, including the official list of the editions and texts to be tested.

There are two main changes from the April 2007 Exam. These are: a) the addition of a short document titled Submission Changes for Supplemental Information Letters and Post Entry Amendments; and b) the use of of the April 2007 edition of the U.S. Customs Regulations (19 CFR, Ch. 1).

Many of you have purchased our October 2007 Exam Reference Package, which included the 2006 edition. If you purchased the Exam Reference Package, you are in luck! We are developing an update right now that will get your 2006 edition up-to-date and exam-ready. We'll have it sent to you in the next couple of weeks, automatically, at no extra charge.

If you did not purchase the Exam Reference Package from us, you are STILL in luck! We'll make the update pages available as a free printable download online. Watch this blog for notification of availability.

2) The deadline for application is approaching! You'll want to have your application and fee in to the Customs Service Port at which you intend to take the Exam no less than 30 days before the Exam. For the October 1, 2007 Exam, that date is August 31. Here's the statement on CBP's website:

All exam applications and exam fees ($200) must be received and accepted by CBP at the service port where the applicant intends to take the examination on or before the close of business (COB) Friday, August 31, 2007 to be considered. Applications received by CBP after COB Friday, August 31, 2007 will not be accepted- NO EXCEPTIONS. Applications and fees submitted to CBP Headquarters will be returned.

Click here to view the Notice of Exam.
Click here to view and print the Rules for the Exam.
Click here to print an Exam Application.
Click here to view and print Submission Changes for Supplemental Information Letters and Post Entry Amendments
Click here for a listing of Customs Service Ports

Click here for information on the Exam Reference Package
Click here for information on our Exam Preparation Courses


Anonymous said...

I've been told that the October broker's exam is always easier than the April exam. Is this true?

Boskage Staff said...

Not really, both exams have essentially an equal chance of being 'easier' or 'harder', relatively speaking. There were a couple years where there was a wide discrepancy between the April and October exams, and that's probably where the rumor of the easy October exam started, but it seems at this point to be a coincidence. Basically, the difference between the average pass rate for October and for April is a variance of just 3% over time.

I'll try to get a post up next week showing the historical pass rates of the exams going back to 1987 with some analysis.

Anonymous said...

was the historical pass rate data/report ever posted to this website?

Alessandra said...

I am interested in knowing if you have published a historical review of the pass rates for this exam as you have mentioned above. Is it complete?

Wizard said...

Pass rates have been posted in various areas in the blog, usually after the exam results are published in late April and October. The most recent rates were published after the October 2009 exam.