According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the eligibility requirements to become a Licensed Customs Broker are:
- be a United States citizen at least 21 years old.
- not be a current Federal Government employee.
- possess good moral character.
Therefore you do not need a degree to be eligible to become a Licensed Customs Broker and there are no minimum prescribed qualifications. However, qualifications in a related field such as supply chain management, logistics, business management or accounting are likely to be helpful to gain a deeper understanding of import compliance regulations and procedures that may translate to better performance on the job. Also some employers, though not all, may have a preference for, or require their employees to have an undergraduate degree, as a minimum qualification.
However, it is not necessary to have a degree to become a Licensed Customs Broker and there are likely to be plenty of opportunities, to do customs business for duly licensed brokers, irrespective of whether they have a degree or not.
While minimum qualifications can help one gain entry to the field of customs brokerage, actual job performance and experience tends to be more important in the long run.