New Broker Course

Learn from the best in the industry.  TIA members have grown their businesses from small start-ups to very successful multi-billion dollar companies.  Take advantage of their 30+ years of experience and knowledge.  These are the people who invented the freight brokering industry and these are the people who wrote this course.

Why choose TIA’s New Freight Broker Course?

“I have been in the International Freight Forwarding business for over 25 years  and the last 8 years I have been in the Freight Brokerage Industry, after taking ‘TIA New Broker Course’ it all made sense, the course is very well constructed which will help all New Brokers to advance and grow in this industry faster.” – R Zamarripa”

Written by the top brokers and associates in the industry. Not one person’s or company’s opinion.

  • Learn from our unique real world scenarios.
  • Built to work within your busy schedule, learn on-line at your pace.
  • Developed by the leading professional organization in the 3PL industry – TIA.

The New Broker Course is the perfect introductory course for anyone wishing to learn about the brokerage industry.

Program duration: 20-40 hours

Registration for members is $695, and $995 for non-members.  Interesting in joining TIA as a member and receiving the New Broker Course for a low price?  Check out the New Broker Success Package.

No transfers or refunds once the course is accessed.

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# of Registrants Member Non-Member
1 $695 $995
3-5 $585 n/a
6+ $550 n/a

New Freight Broker Training Course

You will succeed by learning:

Module I: Introduction

Module II: History of Transport

Module III: How it all Works

Module IV: Regulations and Licenses

Module V: Technology

Module VI: Insurance

Module VII: Responsibilities for Damage

Module VIII: The Broker’s Job

Module IX: Office Operations

Module X: Ethics

Module XI: Marketing and Sales

Module XII: Load Assignment


The TIA New Freight Broker Training Course is often regarded as the best new freight broker in the 3PL industry

How to become a freight broker and open your own brokerage business

Freight broker activities are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), successor to the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FMCSA defines a broker as “a person who, for compensation, arranges, or offers to arrange, the transportation of property by an authorized motor carrier”.

Broker Authority – obtain through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  Complete Form OP-1. There is a one-time $300 application fee.

Surety Bond or Trust Fund – Within 60-days of receiving their MC# from FMCSA a broker must obtain a surety bond or trust fund from a bank or bonding company. The cost varies depending on your personal credit. You are required to carry a $75,000 bond or trust.  TIA offers the TIABond at the $75,000, $100,000, and $250,000 levels. Apply for a free quote at

Processing Agent – All broker applicants must designate a process agent in each State in which offices are located and in which contracts will be written. Process agents who will accept legal filings on applicant’s behalf are designated on FMCSA Form BOC-3. Form BOC-3 must be filed within 90 days after the date notice of the application is published in the FMCSA Register. *TIA has an agreement in place with the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) to file the BOC-3 on behalf of our Members. TIA tries streamlines this process to 30-days. 

Brokers are required to submit an annual filing of information required within the UCR agreement. There is an annual filing fee of $76.

Cash or credit. As a part of your initial start up costs, a broker must have cash or available credit to pay carriers. Shippers may not pay for services from 60 – 90 days.

The following image was published in the document titled “SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE GUIDE FOR BROKER OPERATIONS” published by the FMCSA.  The source document including further information for potential new brokers can be found on the image which links to the FMCSA website.


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