There is no specific training required to become a freight broker for property moved by motor vehicles; however, a bachelor's degree in business, logistics, supply chain management or transportation may help candidates prepare for the position. Potential freight brokers may also consider professional certification through the Transportation Intermediaries Association.
Certification requires applicants to pass a multiple-choice exam on topics such as traffic management and legal issues in the transportation industry. Becoming an independent freight broker requires a Broker's Authority, acquired through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by filing Form OP-1. It also requires a surety bond or trust fund and a Unified Carrier Registration.