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Certified Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker/Agent Training includes:
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Freight Broker/Agent Training
This all-inclusive online course will provide a complete view of supply chain management and freight broker training. In addition, you will be prepared for the Certified Supply Chain Professional exam and learn the skills needed to be a successful freight broker or agent.
In the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course, you will learn how to translate the connection between planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and delivering into an integrated supply chain. By course completion, you will have a firm understanding of mitigation strategies, operationalize risk management practices and implement cost reduction measures. This combination of skills will drive the efficiency of your supply chain and give you a competitive edge in the market.
The Freight Broker/Agent Training course provides you with the comprehensive training needed to gain valuable knowledge for building a successful freight brokerage or freight brokerage agency. This freight broker training course is designed to educate the student about the foundational aspects of brokering shipments. From learning the laws and terminology, setting up your business, learning about valuable tools and software, contracts and forms, how to find shippers and do ratings, and much more, it will provide you with the knowledge, insight, and direction to help you stand out in this growing industry.
By course completion, you will understand the steps of setting up carrier and shipper packets and contracts, marketing and advertising avenues, rate quotes, how to interact with shippers and carriers to keep lines of communication open, and valuable negotiation skills.
Job Opportunity and Resources for Freight Broker/Agent Training
Brooke Transportation Training Solutions hosts a Broker/Agent Resources Day event, which includes a virtual option held one Friday a month, exclusively for course graduates. During this virtual option, all Freight Broker/Agent course graduates have the opportunity to join in on this Resource Day to hear participating brokers give presentations regarding agent opportunities with their company. Graduates are provided with additional valuable resources that can significantly benefit them in their freight brokerage/agency operations. Brooke Transportation is the only training provider currently offering this excellent resource.
What you will learn
How you will benefit
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this program are included in enrollment. The textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment in the Supply Chain portion of the program:
Please Note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, since this course focuses solely on U.S. domestic freight brokering, it is recommended you are interested in doing business in the United States.
To be eligible for the CSCP exam, you must meet the following requirements:
Wayne Durr is a global supply chain manager with over 30 years of supply chain experience with the US Army, the US Government, Fortune 500 companies and startups. In his tenure as supply chain professional, he has held the titles strategic buyer, senior demand forecaster and ISO 9001 auditor, amongst others. Wayne has Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) (ABD), an MBA in supply chain and operations and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Jan Roach entered the transportation field and became a partner in a freight brokerage operation in 1995. For over 10 years, she ran a brokerage/freight agency, overseeing sales, marketing, accounting and claims, and day-to-day operations. Roach holds a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University and has provided training for the freight industry since 2001.
Jeff Roach has been in the transportation and freight brokerage industry since 1986. He founded operating his own freight brokerage in 1995, after working as the vice president of national accounts for a major truckload carrier with an air freight division. He grew his brokerage into a multimillion-dollar business and began developing freight broker courses in 2001. Roach is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, holding a Bachelor of Science.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes. You will be prepared to take the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. Exam Eligibility requirements for CSCP: 3 years of related business experience or bachelor's degree or the international equivalent*, or CPIM, CLTD or CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.
What is a freight broker?
A freight broker arranges and makes provision for the transportation of shipments, but they don't actually provide the transportation. Instead, they help the shipper and the motor carrier company negotiate on both sides and earn a fee for their work. Freight brokers use their expertise to set up the shipment, negotiate the terms of the transaction, and manage the shipment from its origin to its destination.
What does a freight broker do?
The freight broker works within the company to manage the day-to-day tasks required to move goods from place to place. They hire carriers and monitor financial aspects such as invoicing, paying agents, and monitoring credit. The government may require additional fees and paperwork for a brokerage license, but not for becoming a freight agent.
How do I become a freight broker?
You will need to gain some industry knowledge either with a freight broker or freight broker agent and/or through an in-depth training that not only teaches the industry but also how to set up and market yourself as a freight broker. After you gain industry knowledge, you will need to obtain a freight broker license.
What is a freight brokerage company?
Freight brokerage companies act as a liaison between a "shipper," or a business with goods to move, and a "carrier," or the business that has the ability to move those goods. They help the shipping industry run efficiently and smoothly.
How long does it take to become a freight broker?
It does not take long to set up your business as freight broker. The longer time is actually building up your business. As with almost any new startup business, it'll take time to build your client database before your income starts to increase. When you're just starting out, it can take an average of three to six months or longer to establish relationships and start building your client database.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. To learn more about financial assistance.
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