Training

The EACFFPC is a professional training program developed under a joint partnership between East Africa Revenue Authorities and national Freight Forwarding Associations within these countries through the Federation of East Africa Freight Forwarders Association (FEAFFA). In the EAC region, the program started in 2006 with support from USAID but in Rwanda, the EACFFPC started in 2008.

The EACFFPC is among key criteria for licensing of Customs Clearing Agents by the Revenue Authorities in the EAC. The holder of this certificate is recognized as a professional in Customs and Freight Forwarding industry. Consequently, the certificate will eventually lead to acceptance into employment and operation in the Customs clearing and Freight forwarding in any of the EAC members.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is intended to equip trainees with the necessary skills, competencies, and values desirable in Customs and freight forwarding in order to: 

  • Enable them to discharge their roles competently as Customs agents.
  • Entrench professionalism in the services offered by Freight Forwarders, especially in Customs clearing
  • Enhance ethical conduct, good governance, and integrity in the profession
  • Facilitate trade 

COURSE MODULES

The course has three modules:

I. Customs module

This module enables trainees to correctly apply the provisions of customs laws and regulations and comply with the customs procedures in the process of clearing and forwarding goods.

The first four Learning Units are core and examinable units.

It Covers Five Units:

  1. Customs Laws 
  2. Customs Clearance Procedures
  3. Valuation and Rules of Origin
  4. Customs Tariff Classification
  5. Application of ICT

The first four Learning Units are core and examinable units.

II. Freight forwarding module

This module is aimed at introducing trainees to Freight Forwarding Operations with a view of enabling the trainees to competently execute freight forwarding services.

It covers two units:

  1. Port Clearance
  2. Freight Forwarding Operations

III. Basic management module

This module is designed to equip trainees with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them efficiently and effectively perform office functions with integrity and customer sensitivity.

It covers aspects of effective communication, Customer care, office best practice, Self-management, Ethics, and integrity as essentials in sound business management.

Course duration:

The course takes six Months for both part-time and weekend programs. 

Part-time program: Monday to Friday from 5h30 to 7h30.

-Weekend program: Saturday and Sunday

TRAINING FEES

The total course fees are three hundred fifty thousand Rwandan francs (350,000 Frw) including tuition fees, Training Materials (books), and registration. The fees are paid to the ADR TRAINING CENTER bank account No. 0040-0292506-84 in bank of Kigali.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The Minimum qualification is a high school(A-Level)  certificate/diploma 
  2. Filled application form 
  3. Copy of ID card or passport
  4. Payment of training fees(At least 150,000 Frw should be paid during the registration)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

The application should be done using the form available at RWAFFA secretariat or downloaded on the website.