Customs Broker and Related Occupations

Licensing Authority

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Broker Compliance Branch
1400 L Street NW
Washington DC, , 20229 -1143
phone: 907.271.2675
fax: 907.271.2684


Customs broker:
Application and Exam $200
License fee $200 (must have passed exam)
Local permit fee $100
Local permit users fee $138
Triennial status report $100
Fingerprinting processing fee $32.49


All exam applications and exam fees must be received and accepted by CBP at the following web site: Tests are given twice yearly, April and October.

If the applicant achieves a passing score on the exam and wishes to apply to become a licensed customs broker they must submit the application for Custom Broker License (CBP 3124), fingerprints, a current credit report and the required license fee.

To apply for a license, an applicant must be 21 years of age, a United States citizen at the time of filing the license application and not an officer or employee of the United States Government.

Number of Licenses on December 31, 2014

6 permitted and licensed broker companies
17 individual licensed brokers (10 Alaska residents and 7 non-Alaska residents)

Last updated April 2015.