Customs Accreditation – Online Short Course

NQF4 – US 252268 – 5 credits – Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance

Course objective:

Why apply for SARS Customs Accreditation? The benefits are Exemptions from Customs supervision and examinations, Expedited refunds and drawbacks, Access to trade statistics, Reduced Compliance audits, Reduced inspections and Mutual Recognition by other customs authorities.

Learn how to apply for Customs Accreditation and how to Analyse the audit report and address any problem areas, monitor the accreditation criteria and ensure the clearing clients meet these at all times.

What you will learn:

Processing customs accreditation application.

Rectifying accreditation audit shortfalls.

Implementing continuous improvement.

Process customs accreditation application.

Course Content

Customs accreditation criteria are analysed for the purpose of ensuring compliance.

Quality management systems are written or modified to comply with accreditation criteria.

Self evaluation audit is carried out in terms of accreditation criteria.

Application process is executed in terms of Customs requirements.

Accreditation audit is arranged by allocating organisation resources and responsibilities.

Rectify accreditation audit shortfalls.

Audit report is analysed to determine a way forward.

Problem areas are identified and addressed in order to meet accreditation requirements.

Follow-up audit is arranged within agreed time frames.

Implement continuous improvement.

Accreditation criteria are monitored in order to maintain accreditation status.

Recommendations are made in order to improve internal management of Customs related activities.

Accreditation process is monitored in order to motivate submissions to Customs for improvement to the process.

Course Delivery

The Customs Accreditation online  course is delivered through the School of Shipping Learning website and allows you to study at your own pace. You may begin and register any time. A Subject Matter Expert and will provide you with academic support through the learning website and a Course Coordinator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with administrative support.

Assessment and Award of the Certificate

You are not required to write any exams, assessments are completed online. You will need to achieve a mark of at least 60% for each assessment to receive the certification. Should you not gain competency on your first attempt one more resubmission will be allowed at no additional cost.

Entry Requirements

The only entry requirement for this course is a desire to learn and advance your career. In order to do this course, you will need:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • Read and write in the English language


This course is applicable to being delivered in house in house at your company premises, please contact us for a separate quotation.



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