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Export Controls Specialist™

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Our Export Controls Specialist™ (EXCS™) provides the highest professional standards when it comes to the knowledge associated with the regulatory environment of United States export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.

Participants of the EXCS™ program will be proficient in both Department of Commerce and State Department's export regulations, including: the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations - 22 C.F.R. 120 - 130), the EAR (Export Administration Regulations - 15 C.F.R. 730-774) and other applicable government bodies' regulations. 

The Export Controls Specialist™ certification three-day program will deal, in detail, with all aspects of the U.S. export control process. With heavy reliance on case studies and practical in-class examples, participants will gain new skills, or hone existing skills enabling them to present themselves as a certified professional for an in-demand trade specialty.

Individuals who achieve this level of professional development usually serve at a high level in their organization, or are aspiring to attain a higher level position, overseeing the regulatory compliance of goods and services that must meet these critical government regulations. In addition, this knowledge helps organizations become ITAR compliant.


March 5 - March 7, 2019 Raleigh, NC
September 24 - September 26, 2019 Hawthorne, CA
November 19 - November 21, 2019 McLean, VA




  • Export Controls of:

    • DDTC
    • BIS
    • NRC
  • U.S. Export Classification of Products

    • USML defense articles, defense services, technical data
    • The CCL, ECCNs, and EAR 99
    • NRC covered products
  • Classification Assistance

    • The export ruling processes at BIS, DDTC
    • The commodity jurisdiction process
    • Extrinsic aids
  • Export Reporting Requirements of EPA, DEA, etc.

    • AES requirements
    • Case studies of penalty cases at DDTC, BIS
    • The Prohibited Party lists
    • Recordkeeping
    • Export manual
    • Reforms of export controls at DDTC, BIS
    • Voluntary disclosures
    • Dealing with re-exports and diversion
    • Crafting of corporate export policies
    • Employee training
    • Complying with anti-boycott law in your export transactions



All certified Export Controls Specialists™ must have complete 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) each year to maintain certification. For generally accepted equivalent training please contact Global Trader Academy


  • Export Managers
  • Export Personnel
  • Export Compliance Officers
  • International Sales and Marketing Staff
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Legal and Regulatory Managers
  • International Customer Service
  • Engineers


We offer special pricing for groups and government employees. Please email or call for details. Promotional discounts may not be combined. For more information, please email or call customer service.

Companies interested in offering the Export Controls Specialist™ course in-house for staff on a global basis should contact us for a quote.


The certification process requires individuals to take an examination which will be administered at the end of this program to demonstrate proficiency.

"The program was awesome! Robin and Suzanne are great teachers and outstanding professionals."


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