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At the International Forwarding Academy, we understand the need for comprehensive training within the International Transportation Community. Our training services are specifically designed for employees who are new to International Shipping or have up to 5 years of experience.

We dive into the operational details and present the information in an easy-to-understand and digestible format. Our program is well-informed, having conducted hundreds of successful trainings over many years.

Our training audience includes a wide range of professionals in related fields, such as International Freight Forwarders, Importers & Exporters, Logistics Managers, Providers, Business Development, Financial, and HR Personnel.

All International Forwarding Academy courses are approved for continuing education credits by the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of American, Inc., National Education Institute's (NEI) Certified and Master Customs Specialist (CCS & MCCS) and the Certified and Master Export Specialist (CES & MCES)

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Comprehensive Guide to International Freight Forwarding

Comprehensive Guide to International Freight Forwarding

Learn about the role of the freight forwarder, freight documentation, carrier selection, freight rates, ensuring compliance with international regulations, and more.

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Full-Day
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Comprehensive Guide to Air Freight

Comprehensive Guide to Air Freight

Learn about pricing, dangerous cargo, consolidations, flight tracking, delivery, customs clearance, claims handling, preparation/loading of shipments, and more.

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Full-Day
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Ocean Freight Logistics

Ocean Freight Logistics

Learn about pricing, rates, surcharges, and terms, dangerous cargo and consolidations, as well as preparing and loading shipments, and more.


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Full-Day
Webinar
A Full-Scale Guide to Customs Brokerage

A Full-Scale Guide to Customs Brokerage

Learn about customs regulations, documentation requirements, customs clearance process, duty and tax calculation, compliance with government agencies, and more.

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The International Forwarding Academy is expanding its curriculum and developing new courses to meet the evolving needs of freight forwarding professionals, offering specialized knowledge on emerging topics.

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Incoterms® 2020

Incoterms® 2020

Learn about the importance of the Incoterms® rules in international trade for both buyers and sellers and how these terms can mitigate risks for buyers and how they can benefit a business's bottom line.

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Automation Systems Used in International Trade

Automation Systems Used in International Trade

Learn about the essential automation systems including Automated Broker Interface, Automated Commercial Environment, Automated Export System, and Customs Bonds.

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Half-Day
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Risk Management in Shipping Domestically and Internationally

Risk Management in Shipping Domestically and Internationally

Learn about the different types of risks involved in international trade, including those in transit, and how to manage them effectively, carrier liability, exclusions, types of policies, and more.

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Surface Transportation

Surface Transportation

This course will cover essential topics involved in cross-border trade between Mexico and the United States, including import/export regulations, customs compliance, transportation logistics, and documentation requirements.

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Save Big with Package Deals

Train your team with our Full-Day and Half-Day Courses 5-Pack Bulk Bundle and 10-Pack Bulk Bundle, offering special pricing for bulk purchases of 5 or 10 of our comprehensive courses.

Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! By simply filling out the form on the "Student Discounts" page, students can save up to 40% on our courses.

All International Forwarding Academy courses are approved for continuing education credits by the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of American, Inc., National Education Institute's (NEI) Certified and Master Customs Specialist (CCS & MCCS) and the Certified and Master Export Specialist (CES & MCES)

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View our upcoming course schedule and be sure to check back regularly for the most up-to-date information on our course offerings.​

Exclusive Training: Automation Systems Used in International Trade (Half-Day)

April 19, 2023

The Automation Systems Used in International Trade webinar is a comprehensive program that covers various automated systems used in international trade. The course delves into important topics such as the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), Automated Manifest System (AMS), Import Security Filing (ISF), and Automated Export System (AES), as well as information on Customs Bonds and their importance in the international trade process. By taking this course, participants will enhance their understanding of how these systems work and how to leverage them to expedite the trade process. Exclusive Training Date: April 19th Time: 8am - 12pm EST Location: Zoom

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Automation Systems Used in International Trade (Half-Day)

August 13, 2024

Our Automation Systems Used in International Trade course is a comprehensive program that covers various automated systems used in international trade. The course delves into important topics such as the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), Automated Manifest System (AMS), Import Security Filing (ISF), and Automated Export System (AES), as well as information on Customs Bonds and their importance in the international trade process. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Incoterms® 2020 (Half-Day)

August 15, 2024

Enroll in our Incoterms® 2020 course to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the essential role played by Incoterms® rules in international trade. Gain a complete review of the latest version of Incoterms® 2020 and learn how they can benefit your business's bottom line while mitigating risks for buyers. Additionally, the course emphasizes the significance of customs brokers and OTIs in comprehending the Incoterms® rules. By taking this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Incoterms® rules and their application in international trade. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Comprehensive Guide to Air Freight (Full-Day)

August 19, 2024

Enroll in our Comprehensive Guide to Air Freight course and gain a complete understanding of air freight shipping processes. From regulations and documentation to handling procedures and customs clearance, this course covers all aspects of air cargo operations. Participants will also learn how to negotiate air freight rates with carriers and gain insights into customs and border protection procedures related to air freight shipments. With this comprehensive knowledge, attendees will be equipped to handle their day-to-day air freight operations efficiently and effectively. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Risk Management in Shipping Domestically and Internationally (Half-Day)

August 20, 2024

The Risk Management in Shipping Domestically and Internationally webinar provides an in-depth understanding of the different types of risks involved in shipping goods and how to manage them effectively. The course covers carrier liability, exclusions, and types of insurance policies, as well as typical exclusions from coverage and insurance underwriting basics. Additionally, the course explores enhanced coverage and insuring conditions, and assist shipper in determining whether they should have their own cargo policy or purchase coverage from their transportation provider Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Comprehensive Guide to International Freight Forwarding (Full-Day)

August 21, 2024

The Comprehensive Guide to International Freight Forwarding is a flagship course that provides participants with practical knowledge on key topics in the global freight forwarding industry. This webinar helps optimize supply chain, manage risks, ensure compliance with international regulations, and provides valuable insights into the roles and responsibilities of industry players. Topics covered include freight documentation, carrier selection, freight rates, and Incoterms. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Ocean Freight Logistics (Full-Day)

August 21, 2024

This full day course Ocean Freight Logistics is designed for importers, exporters, ocean freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, customs brokers and anyone working with the movement of cargo and/or ocean freight carriers. Over 90% of the world fright is caried by sea. We will review how the role of sea freight impacts the supply chain and the mechanics of moving the freight. Documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing, contracts, and customs clearance procedures. Types of containers, Incoterms, risks in shipping, marine insurance, are just some of the topics we will cover. Knowledgeable shipping practices can avoid costly delays and maintain client satisfaction by optimizing shipping options. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Surface Transportation (Half-Day)

August 23, 2024

Our Surface Transportation course covers a wide array of surface transport modes, including local P&D, cartage, drayage, rail, airport to airport, line haul, dedicated, and out of gauge. It explores tariff and pricing structures in international logistics, emphasizing their impact on risk management and business profitability. This course also highlights the roles of international freight forwarders and customs brokers in the logistics ecosystem. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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A Full-Scale Guide to Customs Brokerage (Full-Day)

August 27, 2024

Our Comprehensive Guide to Customs Brokerage course offers a step-by-step guide to obtaining an individual or company license and covers the key regulations and procedures involved in customs brokerage. Participants will learn about the critical role of customs brokers in international trade and the qualifications required to become a licensed CB. With in-depth coverage of all aspects of the customs brokerage industry, this course is ideal for anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of customs brokerage, whether they are new to the field or seeking to enhance their existing knowledge. **This course is NOT a customs exam preparation course.** Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Automation Systems Used in International Trade (Half-Day)

September 10, 2024

Our Automation Systems Used in International Trade course is a comprehensive program that covers various automated systems used in international trade. The course delves into important topics such as the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), Automated Manifest System (AMS), Import Security Filing (ISF), and Automated Export System (AES), as well as information on Customs Bonds and their importance in the international trade process. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Incoterms® 2020 (Half-Day)

September 12, 2024

Enroll in our Incoterms® 2020 course to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the essential role played by Incoterms® rules in international trade. Gain a complete review of the latest version of Incoterms® 2020 and learn how they can benefit your business's bottom line while mitigating risks for buyers. Additionally, the course emphasizes the significance of customs brokers and OTIs in comprehending the Incoterms® rules. By taking this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Incoterms® rules and their application in international trade. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Comprehensive Guide to Air Freight (Full-Day)

September 16, 2024

Enroll in our Comprehensive Guide to Air Freight course and gain a complete understanding of air freight shipping processes. From regulations and documentation to handling procedures and customs clearance, this course covers all aspects of air cargo operations. Participants will also learn how to negotiate air freight rates with carriers and gain insights into customs and border protection procedures related to air freight shipments. With this comprehensive knowledge, attendees will be equipped to handle their day-to-day air freight operations efficiently and effectively. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Risk Management in Shipping Domestically and Internationally (Half-Day)

September 17, 2024

The Risk Management in Shipping Domestically and Internationally webinar provides an in-depth understanding of the different types of risks involved in shipping goods and how to manage them effectively. The course covers carrier liability, exclusions, and types of insurance policies, as well as typical exclusions from coverage and insurance underwriting basics. Additionally, the course explores enhanced coverage and insuring conditions, and assist shipper in determining whether they should have their own cargo policy or purchase coverage from their transportation provider Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Comprehensive Guide to International Freight Forwarding (Full-Day)

September 18, 2024

The Comprehensive Guide to International Freight Forwarding is a flagship course that provides participants with practical knowledge on key topics in the global freight forwarding industry. This webinar helps optimize supply chain, manage risks, ensure compliance with international regulations, and provides valuable insights into the roles and responsibilities of industry players. Topics covered include freight documentation, carrier selection, freight rates, and Incoterms. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

Book ticket

Surface Transportation (Half-Day)

September 20, 2024

Our Surface Transportation course covers a wide array of surface transport modes, including local P&D, cartage, drayage, rail, airport to airport, line haul, dedicated, and out of gauge. It explores tariff and pricing structures in international logistics, emphasizing their impact on risk management and business profitability. This course also highlights the roles of international freight forwarders and customs brokers in the logistics ecosystem. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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Ocean Freight Logistics (Full-Day)

September 23, 2024

This full day course Ocean Freight Logistics is designed for importers, exporters, ocean freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, customs brokers and anyone working with the movement of cargo and/or ocean freight carriers. Over 90% of the world fright is caried by sea. We will review how the role of sea freight impacts the supply chain and the mechanics of moving the freight. Documentation, packaging, containerization, pricing, contracts, and customs clearance procedures. Types of containers, Incoterms, risks in shipping, marine insurance, are just some of the topics we will cover. Knowledgeable shipping practices can avoid costly delays and maintain client satisfaction by optimizing shipping options. Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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A Full-Scale Guide to Customs Brokerage (Full-Day)

September 26, 2024

Our Comprehensive Guide to Customs Brokerage course offers a step-by-step guide to obtaining an individual or company license and covers the key regulations and procedures involved in customs brokerage. Participants will learn about the critical role of customs brokers in international trade and the qualifications required to become a licensed CB. With in-depth coverage of all aspects of the customs brokerage industry, this course is ideal for anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of customs brokerage, whether they are new to the field or seeking to enhance their existing knowledge. **This course is NOT a customs exam preparation course.** Save Big with Bulk Purchases! Do you have a team of more than 5 or 10 employees who require training? Our flexible training options allow you to mix and match Full-Day and Half-Day Courses to suit your team’s needs. Contact us today to discuss a custom package that fits your requirements perfectly. Students, Enjoy Additional Savings! Visit the Student Discounts page to submit verification of your active college enrollment and unlock big discounts; once you're verified, you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of our courses.

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