CTPAT Navigator

Your trusted guide and partner throughout your CTPAT journey

Our team of former CBP CTPAT directors help you successfully navigate CBP’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program. Using insight from over 50 years of combined CBP operational and policy knowledge, we leverage our first-hand CTPAT supply chain security experience and connections to current CBP leadership, so you can get the most out of your CTPAT membership.

CTPAT Navigator is the all-encompassing source of guidance through the CTPAT program for all modes of transport and entity types

Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to meeting the program's evolving requirements and maintaining the security protocols throughout the year, CTPAT Navigator offers a variety of customizable packages that can be scaled to your specific needs.


Over 50 years of collective CTPAT & CBP Directorship in a combination of roles on the U.S./Canada Border and at Headquarters in Washington DC.
Contributors to the development of the World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards global guidance and best practices in supply chain security
Leaders of the 2021 CTPAT Program Assessment, in partnership with the University of Houston’s Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute
Conducted hundreds of CTPAT and AEO validations in more than 50 countries
Identified and developed best practices for virtual validations based on first-hand experience

New Minimum-Security Requirements

Ensure that operations meet the minimum security requirements specific to your mode of transport with security implementations that check all the new boxes.

Ensure that your company is implementing procedures that meet CTPAT standards

Fulfill CTPAT’s requirement to conduct a Risk Assessment that involves the added elements of the New MSC while identifying and mitigating risks in your supply chain

The CTS Team will ensure you understand compliance obligations of your business partners to mitigate risk, saving you time and administrative resources

Prepare for a successful validation by ensuring that your security profile addresses the New Minimum-Security Requirements

Not only is workforce education a CTPAT requirement but maintaining security implementations should be actively engaged with security protocols. We make company wide education easy with free access to our New Minimum-Security Criteria course, developed by our team of CTPAT experts.


Let us take care of the management and maintenance of CTPAT compliance throughout the year. We’ll design a custom management system to meet your specific needs. Our CTPAT experts will manage and maintain your compliance efforts between validations, eliminating last minute scrambling and ensuring successful revalidation. The administration package secures your membership by keeping operations up to date with the latest program developments.

Our CTPAT Experts will act as the primary point of contact for the company’s CTPAT program, engaging with the CBP CTPAT office on the company’s behalf

CTS will conduct a yearly review of the company’s policies to ensure that they remain in compliance and will provide updates, as necessary

CTS will conduct the required annual review of the company’s Security Profile and make updates, as necessary

We’ll provide annual CTPAT training to keep your work force updates with new security implementations

Ensure your business partner agreements reflect your current operation, while identifying and gaps that may be putting your business at risk

CTS will review and conduct the 5 Step Risk Assessment annually


Prepare to become a newly certified member of CTPAT with a comprehensive approach to supply chain security compliance

Ensure that your company is implementing strong procedures that meet CTPAT standards and distinguishes your company as a strong candidate

Avoid common mistakes and understand the nuances of the security profile specific to your operation

Increase supply chain visibility by identifying and addressing risks in your business partners supply chains

Position your operation to exceed certification standard. CTS experts will take lead in completing this critical step to identify and mitigate risks in your supply chain

Get your workforce up to speed on what CTPAT membership means for day-to-day operations with an introductory course developed by our team of former CTPAT program directors

Equip account managers with knowledge on how to navigate the CTPAT portal and optimize its use to keep your company in good standing. With guidance from CTPAT Experts, you can leverage the information in the portal to ensure full compliance

Make the most of the program by tracking ROI and avoiding common mistakes. Our team will document the data and insights collected during our engagement and provide actionable recommendations for maintaining CTPAT membership



Ensure operational resiliency in the post-pandemic business landscape with an enhanced CTPAT preparation process focused on solidifying all elements involved in your validation assessment.

Prepare for a successful validation with with a mock validation facilitated by team members who’ve led in person and virtual assessments

CTS experts will be be present alongside your company representative during and after validation assessments 

CTS experts will be be present alongside your company representative during and after validation assessments 

CTS experts will deliver an action plan that addresses specific areas in need of improvement

Whether you’re considering CTPAT for the first time or established veterans of the voluntary trade program, you’re aware that your operation runs on two things: security and efficiency.

You also know that the many layers involved running your business makes trusted trader programs key to establishing a transparent supply chain and maintaining reputability in the industry.

CTPAT membership amplifies the quality of your brand from workforce down to consumers but let’s be honest — it takes a considerable amount of resources and labor. That is why we’ve dedicated our decades of experience in CTPAT and CBP operations to simplifying the burden of membership for eminent companies dedicated to optimizing their supply chain. Our team of experts have previously led the U.S. CBP CTPAT Program; overseen compliance and regulatory efforts, provided CTPAT Advisory Services and conducted validations of members of various sizes, industries, and transport modes.

We’ve mastered the ins and outs so that you can take a back seat and focus on your day-to-day priorities.

CTS Academy

Streamlined CTPAT training for your entire workforce

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