Start a Career in Freight Broking and Supply Chain Management
According to the US Bureau of Transportation (USDOT), over 11 billion tons of freight move by truck each year. This number will grow, so skilled brokers are needed to keep the industry moving. Did you know adding supply chain skills and credentials to your résumé can help you boost your earning potential? The top 20% of earners in the supply chain management field take home over $90,000, according to data from Burning Glass Technologies.
This comprehensive online course offered by CSU Bakersfield Extended Education will provide a complete view of supply chain management and freight broker training. Upon course completion, you will be prepared to take and pass the Certified Supply Chain Professional exam and learn the skills needed to be a successful freight broker or agent — 100% online and at your own pace!
What you will learn:
- Prepare to take and pass the exam to become a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
- Understand purchasing and supplier management, ethical and sustainable sourcing, and customer relationship management and globalization
- Learn the basics of freight brokering, including documents and software commonly used
- Gain knowledge of transportation law, insurance, and agreements and contracts fundamentals
- Learn how to set up and run your business, including record keeping, determining quotes, and negotiation and marketing techniques
To enroll in the Certified Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker/Agent Training program at CSU Bakersfield, in partnership with Ed2Go, complete the following steps:
- Navigate to the CSUB/Ed2go website
- Click the ENROLL ONLINE button
- Continue to CHECKOUT
- Fill in required fields
- Complete payment information or make payment arrangements
Need help enrolling? Call (855) 520-6806
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet one of the following requirements:
High school diploma
General Education Development (GED) Certificate
The Certified Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker/Agent Training Program costs $3,945.
We understand that one of the biggest concerns tied to furthering your education is how to pay for it. To help, CSU Bakersfield and Ed2Go offer low tuition prices that provide big payoffs. We've also designed multiple tuition payment plans, allowing you to choose the funding option that best fits your needs.
We currently offer:
- A discount when you choose to pay your tuition in a single payment
- An interest-free, 3-month payment plan
- A low interest, 12-month payment plan
For more information on tuition and funding options, please contact us at (855) 520-6806.
Note: Program is not eligible for FAFSA-based financial aid.
I. Certified Supply Chain Professional
a. Introduction to Supply Chain Management
b. Purchasing Management
c. Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships
d. Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
e. Demand Forecasting
f. Purchasing Management
g. Inventory Management
h. Process Management – Lean and Six Sigma
i. Domestic U.S. and Global Logistics
j. Customer Relationship Management
k. Global Location Decisions
l. Service Response Logistics
m. Supply Chain Process Integration
n. Performance Measurements
o. Your Career Roadmap (optional)
II. Freight Broker/Agent Training
a. The Basics of Freight Brokering
b. Setting Up Your Business and Office
c. Setting Goals and Developing Your Corporate Identity
d. Setting Up Your Shipper Packet and Your Carrier Packet
e. Operations and Using Operations Software
f. Types of Freight and Exploring Niche Markets
g. Transportation Law
h. Broker-Carrier Contracts
i. Broker-Shipper Agreements
j. Insurance for Carriers and Brokers
k. Recordkeeping, Accounting, and Financial Management
l. Determining Your Rate Quotes
m. Carrier Relations and Solutions for Success
n. Sales and Profitability
o. Advanced Marketing
p. Develop Your Negotiation Skills
The Certified Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker/Agent Training program is completely online and provided by our partner, Ed2go. Once you are registered with Ed2go, your password and access information will be emailed to you. Through the CareerStep portal you will have access to:
- Homework assignments
- Quizzes / tests
- Technical support
- Discussion boards
- One-on-one help from instructors
- Additional resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Supply chain management refers to the activities needed to manage the flow of a product, from purchasing raw materials to distributing to the end consumer, in the most economical way possible.
Supply chain managers ensure that a product moves from production to the consumer in a streamlined fashion. They oversee every stage of the production flow and monitor activities to ensure product delivery is on time and at budget.
Every product goes through a process that starts with the acquisition of raw materials and ends with consumption. Freight brokers work in the later stages of the supply chain, helping transport a finished product from its point of origin to the end user.
Freight brokers find carriers for shippers to haul their freight. They also assume financial responsibility in the shipping process by invoicing shippers, paying carriers and agents, extending credit and more.