ICBA Education

Grow professionally with offerings from ICBA Education.

In collaboration with ICBA’s education department, 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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Designation: Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor (CCBIA)

Meet your bank’s evolving needs, the expectations of the audit committee and the examiners!

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.

Unique to this institute is a pre-recorded session, digitally delivered to attendees to begin their learning prior to attending the institute.

Learn more and register here.

Designation: Certified Community Bank Security Officer (CCBSO)

Ensure the physical safety of your bank, staff and customers. Cover everything from the basics of bank security to some situations you may not have even prepared for.

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.

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Designation: Certified BSA/AML Professional (CBAP)

The formal requirements for financial institution compliance under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) are significant. With the regulatory agencies committing to tougher and more inclusive BSA/AML examinations, it is important to make certain your BSA/AML program is appropriate for your institution’s risk exposure.

This program covers all primary requirements of regulation and delivers guidance on best practice expectations in each area.

Learn more and register here.

Designation: Certified Commercial Loan Officer (CCLO)

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.

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Designation: Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO)

The Compliance Institute is built to meet the needs of seasoned professionals seeking the latest regulatory education and industry best practices as well as newer compliance officers seeking to gain a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of each regulation.

This high-quality program provides a fast-paced learning environment that will lead to a detailed study of the relevant areas of regulatory compliance with a focus on the key concepts that spell success in the examination context. Each regulation is approached in terms of the requirements, best practice internal controls, and audit objectives.

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Designation: Certified Community Bank Consumer Lender (CCBCL)

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.

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Designation: Certified Community Bank Credit Analyst (CCBCA)

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.

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Designation: Certified Community Bank Technology Officer (CCBTO)

Information technology solutions continue to evolve. 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, business continuity solutions and more.

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Designation: Certified Community Bank Risk Specialist (CCBRS)

Participants of the Risk Management Institute will enrich and affirm their knowledge of the risk components that influence a bank’s function and soundness.

This 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.

Learn more and register here.


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.