Required Materials


There are no educational prerequisites for taking this course.


However in order to be eligible to take the examination, an individual must on the date of examination be a citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 18 years and who is not an officer or employee of the U.S. Government.


Bring the reference materials noted below and any other pertinent reference materials to each class. The use of any other versions of the listed references other than those recommended is at the applicant's own risk.


1. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2017)


a. U.S Government Bookstore


2. Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations


a. Code of Federal Regulation Volumes


3. Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR)


a. Appendix B - Valid Codes


b. Appendix D - Metric Conversion


c. Appendix E - Valid Entry Numbers


d. Appendix G - Common Errors


f. Glossary of Terms


4. Instructions for Preparation of CBP Form 7501 (July 24, 2012)


5. Directives


a. 3550-055 Instructions for Deriving Manufacture/Shipper Identification Code


b. 3550-079A Ultimate Consignee at time of Entry or Release


c. 3530-002A Right to Make Entry


d. 3510-004 Monetary Guidelines for Setting Bond Amounts



Other resources for class reference materials

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