About Professional Membership
Chartered to encourage and facilitate professionalism in the transportation logistics services industry, the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) is offering importers and exporters Professional Membership in one of America's oldest and most respected international trade organizations. For more than a century, the NEI's parent organization, the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders of America, Inc. (NCBFAA), has represented the commercial interests of  members who include Customs brokers, freight forwarders and ocean transportation intermediaries as well as members representing carriers, sureties, communications, ports, and other specialized services.
Until now, membership in this renowned institution has been limited to corporations, partnerships, and sole owner companies; individuals were not eligible to belong. With the launch of NEI's category of Professional Membership, the scope of participation by colleagues from the international trade arena has been expanded.
IMPORTANT: Professional membership accords you the benefit of taking the courses, webinars and NEI events such as G.TEC at the reduced member rate.*
*Annual membership renewal fees are separate from designation renewal fees for CCS, MCS, CES, or MES. Professional membership does not affect any of these designations. 
Membership Form & Fee
The initial cost of NEI membership is $225 with an annual renewal fee of $100. Priced to attract the maximum industry participation, NEI Professional Membership is a valuable addition to your curricula vitae.  Apply today!
To register for Professional Membership, please follow the steps below: 
2. Wait for approval for the application (up to 1 business day)
3. Remit payment for Professional Membership. You will be sent an invoice upon approval.
4. Once payment for Professional Membership has been received, you will automatically receive member pricing.
Please send your Professional Membership application to
Membership Benefits
Along with being part of the preeminent voice of the transportation logistics community, your Professional Membership entitles you to:
  • Valuable savings on all the NEI's educational programs and seminars throughout the term of your membership
  • Distance learning
  • Publications
  • On-site training classes
  • Certification courses
  • Receive the NEI Alert, a quarterly electronic publication informing you of the educational updates and professional opportunities that affect your day-to-day activities as a transportation logistics participant.
Current NEI programs enable participants to become Certified Customs Specialists (CCS), Master Customs Specialists (MCS), Certified Export Specialists (CES), and Master Export Specialists (MES). NEI is working toward recognized accreditation standards for its programs so that along with savings, knowledge and a competitive advantage, you can also earn degree credit for your participation.
Questions about NEI Professional Membership?
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