Temperature Control Transport

The Temperature Control Transport course is geared to individuals who need to understand the critical issues and concepts involved in moving perishable loads. The course covers important topics such as industry characteristics, heat, trailer conditions, the impact of packaging and loading on perishable products, and inspections. If your company moves perishable products, you need this course!

Participants will learn the intricacies of refrigerated transport such as:

*Pre-cooling the load
*Proper loading
*USDA Inspection Service

Companies with trained employees in refrigerated transport can expand or create a new line of business, increase their revenue, and cut their losses.

New Employee Orientation

Teaching your new employees the basics of brokering in addition to your office operations is a challenge, so let TIA ease the burden with our unique New Employee Orientation (NEO) course. This course covers all the basics: rules and regulations, how to sell, business ethics, and more!

  • This course is online and self-paced
  • Updated with additional material that teaches your employees about vehicle and trailer types, regulatory compliance, and key terms associated with drivers and carriers.
  • Course consists of 10 learning modules with assessments for each section, as well as a final assessment
  • Completion time is between 10-20 hours
  • The member price for the course is $550, with a 10 percent discount when registering four or more employees for the course.

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.

Certified Transportation Broker

The Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) Program offers graduates the highest broker certification that exists in the industry, and is the most widely recognized designation among 3PLs.

Q3 Online Study Course Registration is now open!
Exam administered October 24th, 2020.

Create a culture of excellence within your organization through employee development provided by the CTB. Knowledge increases confidence. Confidence fosters stronger decisions. Better decisions lead to increased productivity which helps drive revenue. Incorporating the CTB into your employee development and training plans expresses the investment in your team and for the service commitment to your customers.

The CTB curriculum is designed to increase business acumen, improve operational and sales skills and better manage risk. The comprehensive program challenges the learner across the landscape of the 3PL operational spectrum to create a more informed and valuable employee.


Designed as a rigorous online home study and exam program, it offers:

  • General business principles every broker should understand including marketing, accounting and finance, and risk management
  • Traffic management including best practices for shipment, claims, fleet, and international traffic management
  • Contracts and pricing
  • Navigating the ever-changing regulatory environment
  • Case law involving back solicitation, double payment, Workers’ Compensation, and damage claim issues

$1,050 for TIA Members
$1,325 for Non-Members

The fees for the CTB Online Study Course are $675 for members and $800 for non-members.
The fees for the CTB Exam are $375 for members and $525 for non-members.

Purchase the required textbook, Foundations of Business, 5th Edition

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]

Register your team. Take advantage of volume discounts. 


” This course has increased my confidence to engage in conversations and it has earned me additional respect from my fellow logistics team members.” – Erica Wertanen, CTB, Automated Logistics Systems, LLC

TIA is the premier organization for third-party logistics professionals in North America and abroad. Membership at TIA adds value to your business and provides resources for growth.
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