The Junior Officer Basic (JOB) Course is a Customs induction course for new Customs officers. It was written in 1994 and has been used within regional customs administrations for 25 years. The JOB course content is dated and is in of upgrading. Currently, the JOB course content is available in both hard copy and digital format and has been amended in some cases by administrations to meet their needs.

The eLearning JOB Course project will standardize the course content so that member can access the most relevant and technically accurate material.

The CCLEC eLearning software has been designed to deliver two learning delivery models – The Virtual Classroom and Self-Paced.

Virtual Classroom

Through the use of online spaces, the virtual classroom facilitates live instruction, either one-to-one or for a group. This includes live video and audio streaming capabilities, an interactive whiteboard, file repositories for sharing additional resources and text chat options. Under this model a customs tutor is assigned and has full oversight of students and those enrolled. Through the tools of the platform, they interact and share feedback throughout the course. The instructor also evaluates the performance of students and give needed support.


The Self-paced model is a student-centred learning approach which provides students with the tools and assets they need in order to learn at their own pace and make choices about the sequence and focus of their learning. Under this model, officers will be given specific access to material designed for self-paced learning as refresher training, onboarding and other orientation exercises as they enter new deployments.

RCS Train-the-Trainer Seminar held in St Lucia

The new Regional Clearance System, RCS2019, will be deployed at the end of August and to support this initiative, the CCLEC convened a train-the-trainer seminar for regional Customs officers in St Lucia from July 29-31, 2019.

The seminar which was jointly sponsored by UKBF/ODA and CCLEC aimed at building local capacity to deliver RCS training. Eighteen officers from the English and Spanish speaking Caribbean were in attendance. In his opening remarks, the CCLEC Permanent Secretary, Mr Albert Sandy, reminded the participants that the system was commissioned by CCLEC members in 2000 because it was recognized then that there was a need to collect data on pleasure vessels plying the region for security purposes.  The system however has evolved over the years and now also functions as an administrative tool for facilitating pleasure vessels, crew and passengers visiting the region.