Freight Broker/Agent Training, Continuing Education Certificate

Freight broker training will help students learn the skills needed to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. From licensing and operations, to sales and marketing, students learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States.

Freight agent or brokers connect shippers and manufacturers with transportation companies and manage those shipments. Topics include transportation law, contracts, and insurance, to setting up and running a business.

Program objectives

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

The freight broker course will provide you with the requirements and resources needed to obtain a brokerage licensing/authority from the federal government (additional fees and paperwork are required from the government for brokerage but not if you become a freight agent.)

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

Approximately 180 hours/6 months to complete

Program Requirements

Computer requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later / Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours



Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:


Freight Broker/Forwarder- Part 1


$948 (T-$285/F-$663)

Included in class fees


Freight Broker/Forwarder- Part 1


$948 (T-$285/F-$663)

Same as PCA797

Course Series Totals:


$1,896 (T-$570/F-$1326)

Included in class fees

Additional Information

Additional Expenses:
Additional fees and paperwork are required from the government for brokerage but not if you become a freight agent.

Skills for Success:
Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:
Freight Broker/Agent

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator:  Nancy Kukay|  | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | | 443-840-4476 |Catonsville | BESS 100