Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Customs Compliance

UK Customs Academy
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250 hours
1,470 GBP
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Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Customs Compliance

Course description

Level 4 Qualification - Certificate in Advanced Customs Compliance

The Academy recognises holders of this award to be “Certified Customs Practitioners”.

On successful completion of this qualification you will have a comprehensive understanding of customs processes and procedures, including import, export and special procedures. You will gain a sound understanding of the core compliance areas of classification, origin, valuation and duty calculation and will gain sound knowledge of import and export declaration procedures and requirements. You will also gain advanced knowledge of excise duties and procedures, export licensing controls and AEO requirements. By the end of the award, you will feel fully confident working in an international trade environment,and have a clear awareness of the resources available to you to effectively manage customs risk.

Note: this qualification requires the completion of the six Level 3 modules plus the three ‘capstone’ modules of Authorised Economic Operator, Excise Duties and Procedures and Export Licensing Controls.

If you have already completed the Level 3 Certificate in Customs Compliance you will only study the additional three 'capstone' modules to achieve the Level 4 Certificate.

Throughout the course you will have access to a tutor to answer enquiries related to the syllabus, and to provide explanations and further reading. All our tutors are appropriately qualified and have extensive experience working within the customs profession.

Students of this course will also receive FREE access to the UCC Navigator and Declaration Assistant Tools.

Training Course Content

  • Customs Law and Regulation
  • Customs Processes and Procedures
  • Tariff Classification
  • Rules of Origin
  • Customs Valuation
  • Customs Declarations
  • Understanding of AEO requirements
  • Excise Duties and Procedures
  • Export Licencing Controls

As a guide, you should expect to study for a total of around 250 hours to complete all modules.The course must be completed within one year, but the usual period of study is 9 months..These are recommended hours only, as the completion time will vary from student to student.


The cost of the qualification is £1470, which includes one year membership of the Academy.

Note: for those who have already completed the Level 3 Certificate in Customs Compliance, the cost is reduced to £490.

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The UK Customs Academy is the world's first online Customs Academy offering a comprehensive development pathway for Customs Professionals. Developed at the request of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support the development of a robust and sustainable customs sector...

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Export House,Minerva Business Park
Lynch Wood
PE2 6FT Peterborough Cambridgeshire

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