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Learn Why the CTPAT Program is a Must

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program that recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principal stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. Members of the CTPAT program are recognized as corporate citizens who participate in a security program that helps secure their supply chain and also the United States. Note: This CTPAT training course is not associated with or approved by CBP, DHS, or the U.S. Government.

Reasons for considering this course:

  • Considering CTPAT certification
  • Preparing for re-validation
  • Required CBP training for existing CTPAT members
  • Learn new Minimum Security Requirements
  • Protect your supply chain & remain competitive
  • CTPAT Benefits (see FAQ below)
  • Corporate Citizen

Per Person

Half-Day Class
Webinars: 9am-12:30pm CT
One 15min break
Upcoming Dates:
WebinarJun 9th
WebinarAug 12th
WebinarOct 19th
WebinarDec 6th

What you will learn in CTPAT training:

  • CTPAT Validation process – how to get started
  • CTPAT Revalidation process
  • New Minimum Security Criteria MSC
  • Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability
  • Hard and Soft Benefits of Securing the Supply Chain
  • Product transportation and risk of loss
  • CTPAT Pros and Cons
  • CTPAT Basics & Mechanics

Course Will Benefit

CTPAT Champions, Employees of Exporters, employees of Importers, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Traffic, Customer Service, Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, Legal personnel, Security, Customs Brokers, Carriers, and Freight Forwarders.

CTPAT training course is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals. The instructor will level set the course based on attendees.

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Customer Testimonials from CTPAT Course

“It has provided a great foundation and a decent road map to CTPAT Certification. We have way too many of our containers pulled for “Random” Inspections and I want to develop a program/manual for the Import process of our company.” 
“This course will positively impact performance, as I have a better understanding of CTPAT.” 
“I was looking for general information to begin this quest. The entire presentation was beneficial to me, and really value the examples provided, as well as ways to fund this endeavor by simply changing shipping terms and some protocols. It will allow me to become more educated in topics that are vital to ensuring trade compliance and will help the company avoid costs and lower our budget. I am always impressed by GTC.”
“I needed an update in the changes and the instructor did a superb job. I could not believe how Karma covered so much material in record time. It was as excellent I would not change anything. “
“More confidence in my discussion about CTPAT and how it will benefit our company as well as the confidence to develop a more robust security program prior to beginning the implementation process.” 

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* Small Class Size – Time for discussions / Q&A

* Live INTERACTIVE We encourage class participation! You may ask questions throughout the session.

* Book included in price – Great reference to keep at your desk!

* Earn continued education credits (approved for NCBFAA & NASBITE)

* Best in-class Instructors, with real-world experience, which means they can relate to your issues

CTPAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are some benefits of  CTPAT program?

  • Reduced number of CBP examinations
  • Front of the line inspections
  • Shorter wait times at the border
  • ISF Penalty Mitigation
  • Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes at the land borders

What is a CTPAT validation?

A CTPAT validation is a process through which the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CTPAT program meets with company representatives and visits selected domestic and foreign sites to verify supply chain security measures contained in the CTPAT participant’s security are accurate and are being followed.

Is a CTPAT validation an audit?

No. A validation is not an audit. Whereas CBP routinely performs audits in a variety of operational and regulatory areas (e.g. trade compliance, FTAs), CTPAT validations do not measure a company’s adherence to existing government rules and regulations. Instead, the validation is focused on the verification of supply chain security process and procedures that a company voluntarily agrees to verify or perform under the auspices of the CTPAT program.

How do eligible companies apply to participate in CTPAT?

Businesses must apply to participate in CTPAT. Participants complete an online electronic application on that includes submission of corporate information, a supply chain security profile, and an acknowledgement of an agreement to voluntarily participate. In completing the supply chain security profile, companies must conduct a comprehensive self assessment of their supply chain security procedures using the CTPAT security criteria or
guidelines jointly developed by CBP and the trade community for their specific enrollment category. ( Online Application for CTPAT ) The criteria or guidelines, available for review on the CBP website, encompass the following areas: Business Partner Requirements, Procedural Security, Physical Security, Personnel Security, Education and Training, Access Controls, Manifest Procedures, Information Security, and Conveyance Security.

How will the CTPAT partnership work on an ongoing basis?

Upon satisfactory completion of the CTPAT Online application and supply chain security profile, participants will be assigned a CBP CTPAT Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS). A SCSS will contact the participant to begin the CTPAT validation process.

CTPAT Course Agenda

8:30 a.m. to Noon – Seminar
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar
Reference book Making CTPAT Work for You
    1. Is there a Threat? What’s the Risk?
    2. The Hard and soft benefits of securing the supply chain
    3. Should we join the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)?
    4. Senior and Executive Management Sponsorship
    5. Capital Expenditure or Return on Investment?
    6. Considering a Consultant
    1. Supply chain mapping exercises
    2.  Identifying and aligning stakeholders
    3. Vulnerability assessment
    4. Creative brainstorming/Implementing changes
    5. Surveying supply chain partners
    6. Responding to and fixing issues
    7. In-Country factory assessments
    8. Creating the CTPAT profile
    9. Certification
    1. The CBP supply chain security specialist
    2. Validation
    3. Re-validation
    1.  Annual profile review
    2. Awareness
    3. Training

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