Distance-learning course in customs practice

Your pathway to Authorised Economic Operator ("AEO") status

The AWA distance-learning course in customs practice ensures that you have a firm basis of knowledge for fulfilling all customs formalities efficiently and correctly. Learn about the foundations of customs law and how to apply the various customs procedures in practice!

  • Introduction to the world of customs             
  • Import clearance and free circulation      
  • Transit procedures                        
  • Customs tariff / ECT and customs value             
  • Preferences and preferential treatment
  • Processing and customs warehouse
  • Customs debt and refund / repayment
  • Export clearance and export controls
  • Customs and VAT
  • AEO and company organisation 


Target group

  • Are you employed in the fields of import and export, customs, taxes or logistics? Then this distance-learning course will prepare you for practice!


  • The course starts on either the 1st of January and the 1st of July each year


  • 2,280 euros payable in three instalments of 760 euros


  • In ten comprehensive units you will be taught the background, practice and interrelationships of daily customs clearance. The learning materials will be sent to you as either a PDF (per email) or as a hardcopy (by post). The units will be distributed at twice weekly intervals.


  • Once you have completed the final unit, the examination will take place during June / December. On passing the examination, you will be awarded the certificate "Graduate of the Customs Distance Learning Course in Customs Practice at the AWA-AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE GmbH", which documents your newly acquired qualifications and corresponds to the rules of the Distance E-Learning Forum.