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Learn Why the CTPAT Program is a Must

CTPAT = Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Want to help protect your Supply Chain? Excellent class if you are considering CTPAT certification, preparing for re-validation or need to educate your group on your current CTPAT program. This CTPAT training course will explore and discuss all the new CBP CTPAT Minimum Security Requirements. An authoritative and comprehensive course for building a dynamic and cost-effective CTPAT program. The reference book included is a road map on how to build and maintain a credible program.

CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. Note that this CTPAT training course is not associated with or approved by CBP, DHS, or the U.S. Government.

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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

CTPAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

What are some benefits of the CTPAT certification?
  • Reduced number of CBP examinations
  • Front of the line inspections
  • Shorter wait times at the border
  • ISF Penalty Mitigation
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, NAFTA), 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 www.cbp.gov 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.

Course Will Benefit

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

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

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
Customer Testimonials from CTPAT Course
“Mike’s explanation of should vs musts for the new regulations was very informative. This was one of the best/most useful webinars I’ve ever attended. Mike was well versed in the material, clear, and concise.” – Trade Compliance Specialist
“I was looking for general information to begin this quest. The entire presentation was beneficial to me, but I 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 Global Trade Center.” – Import/Export Analyst
“It has provided a great foundation and a decent road map to C-TPAT Certification. We have way too many of our containers pulled for “Random” Inspections and I want to develope a program/manual for the Import process of our company.”
“As my company continues to debate if we should become CTPAT certified, I can intelligently address both sides of the debate.”
“I found the 3 focus areas especially informative. “
“This class will improve my job performance greatly as I am coordinator for the Supply Chain portion of CTPAT.”
“I really enjoyed the class and look forward to learning more from provided materials.”
“How will the class impact job performance? More confidence in my discussion about CTPAT and how it will benefit our company as well as confidence to develop a more robust security program prior to beginning the implementation process.”

Per Person

Upcoming Dates:
WebinarDec 6th
WebinarFeb 15th
WebinarApr 7th
WebinarJun 9th
Half-Day Class
Webinars: 9am-12:30pm CT
One 15min break
Course Features
Small Class Size
3.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
Digital Badge
Earn Education Credits

Book included with registration!

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