Freight Broker/Agent Training, Continuing Education Workforce 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

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. discuss concepts related to shipping packets, carrier packets, operations, types of freight, transportation law, contracts, insurance, record keeping, and accounting;
2. identify how to set up your business, write quotations, market your services, and negotiate sales; and
3. prepare to start a business and set up an office as freight broker. 

Program Credential

​Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce 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

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

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 www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program 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

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

VOA 122

Freight Broker/Forwarder- Part 1

90

$948 (T-$50/F-$898)

Included in class fees

VOA 123

Freight Broker/Forwarder- Part 2

90

$948 (T-$50/F-$898)

Same as VOA 122

Course Series Totals:

180

$1,896 (T-$100/F-$1796)

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:  Kipp Snow | ksnow@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3034 | Dundalk | STAT 110

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 |Catonsville | BESS 100