ITAR and EAR Training for Export Compliance : IIEI Certification

The Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer® (CUSECO), which is for senior staff members responsible for export compliance and the Certified ITAR Professional® (CIP), which denotes a person who possesses expert knowledge and mastery of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Both certification programs were developed with the support of government and industry experts, including recommendations from the IIEI Certification, to specifically meet the industry demand for up-to-date, highly qualified personnel.

Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer®

Overview of the Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer® Program

A Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer® (CUSECO) has met, and continues to meet, the industry’s highest professional standards in their knowledge and expertise of the regulatory environment of United States export compliance, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations and other government agencies.

With the ever increasing convergence of government security administration and the resulting over-lapping management of government controls to ensure our nation's security, it is of utmost importance that individuals who qualify for this professional designation 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) and the EAR (Export Administration Regulations - 15 C.F.R. 730-774) and other applicable government bodies' regulations. The bodies of knowledge requirements in this program  are constantly updated to reflect the latest changes in government regulations and regulatory enforcement.

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. This knowledge helps organizations become ITAR compliant.

IIEI Certification for CUSECO certification and are approved preparation training to sit for its industry certification examination.

Course Titles:

  • Understanding ITAR: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (TRD-306)
  • EAR: Understanding the Export Administration Regulations (TRD-307)
  • Export Compliance Documentation (TRD-311)
  • Ethics in Trade Compliance (TRD-320)

Program Start Date Schedule: The program starts regularly throughout the year.

Have Questions? Need assistance? Call an Enrollment Advisor at (800) 474-8013.


Certified ITAR Professional® Certification Requirements:

Overview of the Certified ITAR Professional® Program

A Certified ITAR Professional® (CIP) has demonstrated superior mastery of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations by successfully passing the industry examination on all aspects of the ITAR to gain this highest distinction as being ITAR certified. A person holding this certification must through annual training demonstrate his or her currency with the ITAR. Shouldn't you be ITAR certified?

This rigorous program is not for everyone. Following industry expert's recommendations, the following courses offered by the IIEI meet the knowledge requirements for CIP. The 36-week demanding course of study covers all aspects of the ITAR.

Course Titles:

  • Understanding the ITAR (TRD-306)
  • Export Compliance Documentation (TRD-311)
  • Mastering ITAR Exemptions  (TRD-308)             Go to Class Start Dates
  • Ethics in Trade Compliance (TRD-320)
  • Agreements under the ITAR (TRD-299)
  • Export Compliance Audits (TRD-330)

Who Should Pursue one of these Certifications:

1. Individuals who want to be recognized for their superior knowledge and professionalism in trade compliance.
2. People who believe they deserve professional status for being the front line of defense against export compliance violations.
3. Anyone who sees their job, which requires knowledge of validated export licenses, as a career, not just a job.
4. Anyone needing in-depth knowledge of export compliance regulations.
5. Individuals who are seeking to build their professional credentials and demonstrate their value to their organization in the area of export compliance.
6. Experienced export compliance personnel who want to gain recognition of their skills and knowledge to employers and potential employers.
7. Anyone wanting a thorough review of the all aspects of export compliance regulations.


Why Companies Should Consider Getting Their Employees Certified:

1. Protection: To protect the company by insuring that employees are up-to-date with all federal regulations.
2. Proof: To validate the "due-diligence" efforts of the company to be in full compliance with regulations.
3. Hands-on Training: Practical, hands-on training is the best way for companies to train their employees to be proactive in reducing the liability related to export shipments.
4. Performance Measured: Companies see proof that employees have mastered the material. Courses have examinations and are graded.
5. Third-Party Validation: Employee's knowledge of the federal regulations is validated by the recognized industry certification organization. By using the industry accepted certification standard, companies demonstrate to the world that their employees meet the highest standards in export compliance.
6. Confidence: By out-sourcing the export compliance training of employees to the recognized leader in comprehensive export compliance training, companies can be confident that their export compliance effort is maximized and that company liability is minimized.
7. Industry Certification: By requiring all compliance personnel to obtain and maintain Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer® or Certified ITAR Professional® industry certification, and the Continuing Education Units (CUEs) requirements, companies can be confident that their employees are current with the changes in federal regulations that impact them.
8. Industry Leadership: By having over 90% of your company's export compliance personnel industry certified, your company is eligible to display the industry certification emblem.


Continuing Education Requirement:

The IIEI follows the IIEI Certification recommendation that all Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officers® and Certified ITAR Professionals® must have complete 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) each year to maintain certification.

The IIEI Certification has set the requirement that all individuals holding certification must complete Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain certification through approved training organizations or approved training events (conferences and seminars). The amount of CEUs required varies by certification as does the time duration during which an individual has to complete them.

Generally accepted equivalent training:

Third-Party: Consultive, Corporate (in-house), or Other International Trade Related Training/Courses/Seminars/Workshops – Upon Review – CEUs To Be Determined NOTE: Other trade compliance and related education and training providers not listed above have either not been evaluated or have not recommended. If you would like your training organization to be listed, please contact us.

To find out how your trade compliance and related training can be reviewed and approved for CEU credit, contact the IIEI Certification by email.

If this continuing education requirement is not met, individuals are required to pass the current certification examination process in order to reacquire certification.

Have Questions? Need assistance? Call an Enrollment Advisor at (800) 474-8013 Outside the U.S., call 1+602-648-5750