About the Course


The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) invite you to register for our online course for apparel import specialists. This is an exclusive opportunity to tap into the minds of the apparel import community's most experienced experts and educatorslearning at your own page, and at a reasonable cost!
Apparel 101 provides an overview of import basics and responsibilities when importing apparel products. Learn what you need to know about classification, labeling, and working with U.S. government agencies, including fulfilling your "reasonable care" requirements with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
This six-part course includes the following modules:
How to import in the United States
Duty-Free Programs
Other Government Agencies
Upon completion of the course, you'll be thinking like an apparel import specialistcomplete with a certificate to help you move up in your company or pursue your dream job at a leading fashion brand retailer, importer, or wholesaler.
Apparel 101 is completely self-paced and online, including the final exam. Unlike the NEI's Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES) programs, Apparel 101 is not a certification program.
Who should enroll? Individuals working in the apparel import industry interested in expanding their fundamental knowledge of the industry.
Benefits of Completing the Course
Expand your knowledge of import procedures for apparel
Keep current with regulatory changes affecting the apparel industry
Great introduction for someone new to the world of apparel importing
Key Topics
This course covers many important topics relating to import transaction basics, U.S. import requirement, and more. Click here to view the complete course outline.
Cost: $300 for NCBFAA/USFIA members and $600 for non-members. Bulk registration discounts available; please email nei@ncbfaa.org for more information.
Enjoy member benefits for the next year and immediate savings on your education expenses by becoming an NEI Member! 

Non-member firms can join the Association now by clicking here and submitting a completed application form with payment.
If your firm is not eligible for NCBFAA membership, you may still take advantage of member rates by signing up as a Professional Member. 
Continuing Education Credits: 10 CCS credits will be awarded to individuals who are active CCS designees, while 5 CES credits will be awared to individuals who are active CES designees. Please note completion of the course counts towards continuing education credits for recertification but not the designation itself. To become CCS certified you must complete the CCS Course or grandfather as a licensed customs broker. For more information on the CCS program, please click here

Ready to Enroll? Register Now!

If you believe Apparel 101 is the right course for you or your team, register now! No application required.
Students will be enrolled within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If a student enrolls during a weekend or holiday, they will be enrolled on the earliest following business day. 



Questions about the Apparel 101 Course?  Please contact nei@ncbfaa.org.

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