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US Export Controls & Licensing: In-Depth

E6u – US Exports Subject to Controls & Export Licensing Procedures for Freight Forwarders (In Depth) Online Training


Study Time (Hrs)


CE Credits (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.

Freight forwarding managers and supervisors, at all levels, responsible for the supervision of export operations, company export compliance programs, and staff training in US export requirements and procedures will benefit from this class. It covers export compliance, freight forwarder management and supervision responsibilities. It also includes warning flags and recommendations to proactively detect and avoid illegal shipments and suspicious shippers. The class covers dealing with restrictive trade practices, permissible and non-permissible actions a forwarder may take, reporting requirements and what to do if you discover an export violation after-the-fact. You will also learn how to handle requests for documents and information by US Customs and other government representatives.


This in-depth course can be completed in 18 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 19 CES continuing education credits.

  • Introduction — Recognizing Shipments Which Are/May Be Controlled
  • Application of US Export Controls; First “Reason for Control” – Country Sanctions
  • “Reasons for Control” — National Security, Foreign Policy, Short Supply
  • Items Subject to the US Controlled Substances Act
    Exporting Controlled Substances
  • Exports Regulated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (BATF)
  • BATF Regulation of Export of Firearms & Ammunition
  • Additional Items Subject to Export Controls and/or Special Requirements
  • Export Restrictions Based on Parties and Circumstances
  • Using the EAR to Determine if an Export is Controlled
  • EAR Export License Exceptions & Symbols
  • Export License Application Responsibilities and Concerns
  • BIS License Application—Getting Started; Support Documents
  • DOC Export License Application Preparation and Processing; Special Comprehensive Licenses
  • DOC License Record-Keeping, Disposition and Re-Exports
  • Defense Articles—Determining License Requirements
  • DOS Export License Application Procedures; Export Clearance and Record Keeping
  • Export License Application by Freight Forwarders
  • 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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