Join the fast-growing and exciting trucking and transportation industries as a freight broker or agent with a self-paced, online program designed for busy professionals.
If you enjoy fast-paced work and have always dreamed of owning your own business, this is the career for you. Acquire the knowledge necessary to break into the largest growing sector of the $400 billion-plus shipping industry. By completing Cal State East Bay’s Freight Broker/Agent Training Certificate Program, you’ll discover the tools to become a successful freight broker, including the how-tos of building up a freight brokerage or agency and starting your own home-based business.
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Taught by industry experts with experience operating their own freight brokerages and agencies
With a self-paced, fully online program, you can look forward to starting the course at any time and finishing at your own pace. The best part is you’ll receive the same quality education as you would in the classroom with one-on-one interaction with your instructor, but from the convenience of your home or office. The curriculum, written and taught by veteran freight specialists, covers everything from broker laws and requirements to marketing yourself, setting your rates, and overcoming shipper, carrier, and consignee challenges—everything you need to know to start your own business and be a success!
Have you always dreamed of owning your own business? Freight brokers are in high demand and with the proper training you’ll be equipped to build up your own business or serve as an invaluable coordinator for a company’s shipping needs. As a full-time broker or agent, you can earn from $40,000 to well over $200,000. And with a certificate from an accredited university, you’ll find that your growth potential is unlimited.
The mean annual wage for cargo and freight brokers was $44,470 in 2015.
—Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Transportation and material moving occupations group is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding 466,800 new jobs.
—Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent.
—U.S. Department of Transportation
With the training you’ll receive in the Freight Broker/Agent Program, you’ll have the capability to expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in a variety of settings including airline, train, trucking terminals, and shipping docks.
Upon completion of the program, graduates have opened their own successful freight agencies and others have chosen to become freight broker agents operating under the umbrella of a licensed broker. Regardless of which career path you choose, Cal State East Bay will provide you with the support and guidance you need to succeed in your profession.
As a Cal State East Bay student, the support and guidance you’ll receive throughout the program doesn’t just end when you earn your certificate. Offered in partnership with ed2go, you’ll have access to ed2go facilitators and career counselors that will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. You can also use facilitators as a professional reference upon completion of the program.
Completing Cal State East Bay’s Freight Broker/Agent Training Program will help you:
When you take part in the Freight Broker/Agent Training at Cal State East Bay, you can feel confident knowing you are receiving an in-depth knowledge of all things related to freight brokering and logistics. As part of the dynamic curriculum, you’ll learn everything from licensing and operations to sales and marketing. And with a fully online course, you can learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.
The Freight Broker/Agent Training Certificate Program is conveniently offered online and is compatible with most operating systems and web browsers. All materials for this program are available online.
To earn a Freight Broker/Agent Training Certificate, you must complete one required course. The curriculum includes the following topics:
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Jan Roach entered the transportation field in 1995 when she became a partner in a freight brokerage operation. She has over 10 years of experience in running a brokerage/agency including sales, marketing, accounting and claims, and day-to-day operations inside of a brokerage. She has also provided training in the industry since 2001.
Jeff Roach has been in the transportation and freight brokerage industry since 1986. He first worked as a traffic manager. He then went to work for a major less-than-truckload carrier, whose philosophy was that you needed to experience every phase of the job before achieving a management position. Roach started out working nights on the freight docks, supervising the loading and unloading of shipments. He then worked as an inside account sales representative, and was soon promoted to outside sales for national accounts. He then obtained a position with a major truckload carrier with an air freight division, where he was the vice president of national accounts.
In 1995 he began operating his own freight brokerage, which he grew into a multi-million dollar business. He began developing freight broker/agent training programs in 2001.
No application is needed to enter this program. Simply register for the program and complete it at your own pace.
There are no prerequisites for this program. Since the program focuses solely on U.S. domestic freight brokering, it is recommended you be interested in doing business in the United States.
If you can satisfactorily complete the coursework, you’re invited to enroll in the program.
Area of study: Certificate in Freight Broker/Agent Training
Ideal for: Ambitious, disciplined, personable individuals seeking to enter a fast-paced and rewarding field
Program format: Online
Number of courses: 1 course
Program length: 150 hours, self-paced
Tuition costs: $1,925 (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)
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