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Cargo Insurance: Choosing & Obtaining Coverage

T8 – Obtaining and Placing Cargo Insurance; Deciding Upon Coverage Online Training


Study Time (Hrs)


CE Credits (CCS & CES)


NOTE: You will be prompted to Register if you have not already done so. If you already have a login, please click “Proceed to Enrollment” on the next screen.

A solid understanding of cargo insurance helps shippers better manage their risks — and save money — by having both the right amount and right kind of coverage, according to their specific needs. This class provides a decision framework concerning cargo insurance, such as when and what to insure (and how much), what optional coverage is available, etc. It also covers the role of the cargo transport intermediary in advising and placing cargo insurance coverage.


Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in 4 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 4.5 CCS/CES continuing education credits.

  • The Decision to Insure—Basic Factors
  • The Value of Insurance (From the Shipper’s Perspective)
  • Contingency Insurance and Underwriting Issues
  • Reaching an Insurance Decision; Rationale
  • Role of Forwarder/Customs Broker/Other Transportation Intermediary
  • Click here to view a detailed class syllabus

For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:


  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

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