Course Summary
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3 weeks (104 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 computer science
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 international business
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 homeland security


The course objective is to provide new Entry Specialists with the training and skills needed to successfully fulfill the duties associated with their position.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify the role of the Entry Specialist in the CBP organization
  • identify entry processes/procedures
  • understand Code of Federal Regulations (CFRS) and their functions in CBP
  • identify system tools utilized by Entry Specialists
  • explain report and file management processes

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to entry specialist training
  • CBP mission, organization, values, and the entry specialist role
  • Professionalism and customer service
  • Entry process overview
  • Introduction to Counter-Terrorism Response's (CTR's)
  • Introduction to system tools
  • Introduction to file management
  • Introduction to broker compliance
  • Determining entry types
  • Formal/informal entries overview
  • Most common errors
  • Other entry types
  • Classification and value
  • Processing entry summaries and collections
  • Introduction to entry summaries
  • Entry summary processing
  • Collections
  • Review of entries
  • Entry summary selectivity
  • Entry summary review process
  • American goods returned
  • Temporary importation bond
  • Defense contract management
  • Bonds
  • Liquidated damages
  • Liquidations
  • Introduction to liquidations
  • Liquidation schedules
  • Liquidation process
  • Pre-liquidations
  • Post liquidations, protest, and summons
  • Petitions
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials