Customs and International Trade

The Customs and International Trade certificate is a four-course program designed to improve the knowledge level of customs professionals. Courses are taught in conjunction with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley by faculty of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), a unit of Australia’s Charles Sturt University located in Canberra, Australia.


Entry Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Customs and International Trade is available to holders of a Bachelor’s/Baccalaureate Degree. Applicants for admission with relevant professional experience but without a degree will assessed on an ad hoc basis and admission will be granted after a decision by UTRGV.

Recognition and Prestige

The Graduate Certificate in Customs and International Trade is the first program on US soil to base its curriculum primarily on course materials certified under the WCO’s PICARD standards. The certificate courses will be eligible for credit in the degree programs of CCES at Charles Sturt University in Australia, and as electives in the UTRGV MBA program as well as a planned UTRGV’s Master’s of Science in Customs and International Trade to be launched in 2017.

Delivery Method

The course is 100% online.