Community Banker University

Expanded educational offerings powered by ICBA

In collaboration with ICBA’s education department, Community Bank University (CBU), certification programs, seminars, online training, and a host of resources are now available on our website, making it easier for you to find needed education. The new Affiliate Education Program will ensure that collectively, we put community banks in contact with the training tools necessary to grow bankers’ knowledge and skills. 

Additionally, the program will also support IBAT: for every ICBA training course, seminar, event registration and resource purchased, ICBA will donate 10 percent of eligible purchases to IBAT.

Let’s all win by increasing knowledge, improving efficiency, and investing in our employees while working together to uplift the industry we love—community banking!

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This program is designed to provide tools and step-by-step procedures to establish and maintain an effective internal audit function within a community bank.  Areas covered include: auditing basics, internal auditing working papers, auditing liabilities and other activities, auditing assets and bank information systems auditing.

Virtual : May 16 – May 18, 2023 and May 23 – May 25, 2023 | Live (Bloomington, MN) : September 17 – September 22, 2023

This program is designed to provide the Security Officer, regardless of the location or size of the bank, with critical information to meet regulatory requirements and provide strategic and tactical methods of security, robbery and fraud prevention and risk management.

Virtual : February 28 – March 3, 2023 

Live (Bloomington, MN) : August 28 – August 30, 2023

The formal requirements for financial institution compliance under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) continue to be significant. This program covers all primary requirements of regulation and delivers guidance on best practice expectations in each area.

Virtual : May 2 – May 4, 2023

Live (Bloomington, MN) : August 7 – August 9, 2023

Virtual : November 7 – November 9, 2023

Loans are the most significant risk in most bank portfolios. This program assists in developing the necessary credit skills to maintain and manage a commercial credit portfolio as well as the analytical processes needed to reach a conclusion about the borrower’s repayment ability.

Virtual : April 4 – April 6, 2023 and April 11 – April 13, 2023

Live (St Louis, MO) : August 20 – August 25, 2023

The Compliance Institute is a comprehensive learning experience that covers the areas of regulatory compliance a community bank Compliance Officer is responsible for. This program covers: Developing a Compliance Program, Lending, Deposit and Operations Compliance.

Virtual : June 6 – June 8, 2023 and June 13 – June 15, 2023

Live (Bloomington, MN) : October 1 – October 6, 2023

Consumer lending presents a unique set of challenges by combining credit risk process with regulatory process. This program addresses the consumer lending decision and making sense of each step by covering the application process, financial statement analysis, credit analysis, loan structure, compliance, documentation procedures and closing.

Live (Bloomington, MN) : September 10 – September 12, 2023

The role of a credit analyst has evolved into a critical function in today’s community banks. This program focuses on the necessary financial analysis skills needed by today’s credit analysts, and addresses the additional expertise vital to a community bank’s overall lending success.

Virtual : March 28 – March 30, 2023

Virtual : August 15 – August 17, 2023 |

Information technology solutions continue to evolve. This creates opportunities for community banks to increase efficiency, improve service capabilities and better safeguard customers. This program addresses today’s community bank needs for managing and maximizing technology investments and shows IT managers and officers the solutions they can utilize to help strengthen existing IT capabilities, develop operational efficiencies and business continuity solutions, and more.

Virtual : April 18 – April 20, 2023 and April 25 – April 27, 2023

Live (Bloomington, MN) : October 15 – October 19, 2023

This new certification program focuses on strategies surrounding bank governance, credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, compliance risk, and legal risk.

The program includes comprehensive dialogue that brings all risk elements together to reveal the necessary components of a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) framework.

Live (St Louis, MO) : June 26 – June 28, 2023


This four-day virtual conference focuses on key issues and trends related to auditing, BSA/AML, regulatory compliance, security and fraud, and offers the very latest information, tools, best practices, and training to assure that you are up-to-date and compliant. Attend one day or all four!

Virtual : September 25 – September 28, 2023

Live (San Antonio, TX) : October 23 – October 26, 2023

The CFO Forum tackles the top issues CFOs face today, including emerging tax and accounting strategies, CECL implementation, deposit funding sources, risk management, cybersecurity and much more.

Live (Kansas City, MO) : August 14 – August 15, 2023


Retail wars, digital transformation, and customer demand are dramatically changing the landscape of community banking. To succeed in the competitive marketplace, community bank marketers and retail teams must be savvy, forward-thinking, and implement game-changing strategies.

Live (Nashville, TN) : September 20 – September 22, 2023


Bank Director Bible

The Bank Directors’ Bible (4th Edition, 2023) provides industry best practices, insights into issues encountered by community bank directors in today’s environment and how to effectively serve on community bank boards of all sizes.

Bank Director Glossary

Bank Director Glossary includes more than 200 pages of customary terms used by regulators, executive officers, industry consultants, and attorneys. Presented alphabetically with clear and to the point definitions, this valuable reference guide is a must have for any community bank director or officer.

Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors

The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors provides bank directors with the knowledge and insight necessary for performing their fiduciary responsibilities conscientiously and effectively. This is a must read for every board member or bank executive aspiring to become a director.